The Canadian Association of Labour Media provides training, news and online services to a network of union activists and editors. We aim to strengthen the labour movement by building media literacy.

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

February 10, 2020

ON THE LINE Solidarity in Regina: Many unions join locked out Unifor picketers

ED ARVELIN DROVE 848 KILOMETERS TO WALK THE LINE. All the way from Dryden, Ontario to Regina Saskatchewan. It’s what union solidarity means to the OPSEU (Ontario Public Service Employees Union) Region 7 vice-president of. He’s not alone.

January 24, 2020

RENT LAMENT Union, tenants act to make right to housing a reality in BC

VANCOUVER COULD USE A LITTLE JIMMY McMILLAN. Jimmy ran for mayor of New York City in 2005 and 2009 as the founder and leader of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. He didn’t win, but the passion and outrage of his message then captures the way most renters in Vancouver feel now.

January 23, 2020

OFF THE JOB Doctors walk away from ER that limits care they’re allowed to give

THE OLD MAN WAS HURTING, HUNGRY AND MAROONED IN THE ER. No one wanted it that way. But that’s how it often is at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS. That’s why three ER doctors at the hospital are set to walk away.

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.

Featured guide

Cover of the CALM guide on dealing with mediaDealing effectively with media: a guide for union communicators