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Ontario workers face less protection from injury

This originally appeared at the National Observer

On Nov. 17, 2017, a worker at the Recochem plant in Milton,...

Les cinq priorités du NPD

La lune de miel de la carrière d’un politicien n’est probablement pas un bon moment pour parler de ce qu’il nous reste à faire. Mais...

2019 Annual report

The CALM annual report provides CALM members a snapshot of the year that was: from our finances and staffing, to our...

News from CALM

January 6, 2020

ON THE OTHER HAND The real invisible hand that keeps us going

THERE ARE TWO “INVISIBLE HANDS” AT WORK IN OUR DAILY LIVES. One is mythical and one is very real. The mythical one excites Bay Street. The real one lives in places like Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia.

December 17, 2019

HOME RUN Blackballed players’ union founder makes baseball hall of fame—at last

MARVIN MILLER FINALLY GOT HIS HOME RUN. The man who brought unions into baseball was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on December 9. No thanks to the powers that be inside baseball, or the baseball union Miller founded.

November 21, 2019

FLYING HIGH Airport workers take solidarity to new heights

WORKERS AT THE TORONTO AIRPORT ARE FLYING HIGH. They dare to think and act in solidarity, all on their own. It’s a new take on the old socialist ideal of workers councils—and it works.

November 11, 2019

NO GO FOR MOE Saskatchewan workers’ strike makes premier back down

IT’S A NO GO FOR SCOTT MOE. A 17-day strike by around 5000 workers in six crown corporations in Saskatchewan forced the premier to do something he said he couldn’t do: he made a deal.

October 29, 2019

THAT'S IT!? Election tells us how much more we all really want

NONE OF THE ABOVE WINS AGAIN. That’s no surprise to my friend Tom, the carpenter. He told me that’s who he wanted to vote for. But, since he couldn’t vote for None of the Above, he didn’t vote at all. But, 17.8 million of us did vote. It turns out Tom’s choice was ours too.

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