This originally appeared at the National Observer
On Nov. 17, 2017, a worker at the Recochem plant in Milton,...
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.
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.
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.
SICK NOTES ARE SICK JOKES. They are also a waste of their time say doctors. Yet employers still insist on workers getting a doctor’s note when they are off sick with something minor, like a cold or the flu.
Four out of ten jobless workers get nothing out of the plan—no matter how much they paid into it or for how long. What benefits workers do get are skimpy and end too soon.