Canadian Labour Institute

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Jan 9, 2019
SOMALI WORKERS IN MINNESOTA HAVE CRACKED THE AMAZON WALL. They have gotten Amazon to negotiate with them. It’s something no other workers have ever been able to do. But the Somali-American workers want more than words. They held a rally outside the Amazon operation in Shakopee, Minnesota on...
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Jan 8, 2019
MOTHERHOOD IS A DRAG AT WORK. It catches working women in a double bind. First, like all women, they have to accept lower pay than men. But it gets worse if you become a mother. Working costs mothers more. They have to spend a lot of their pay on the childcare they need to allow them to go out to...
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Jan 7, 2019
ANGEL REYES WILL FINALLY GET PAID WHAT HE’S WORTH. Along with 1600 other workers at the Canada Fibers depot in Toronto. The North York recycling plant has been ordered to pay $1.2 million in back pay to its workers for violating the City of Toronto’s fair wage policy. An investigation by Toronto’s...
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Jan 3, 2019
JUSTIN TRUDEAU BUILT US UP ONLY TO LET US DOWN. He has declared his promise of electoral reform inoperative. The next federal election in 2019 will still use the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system to decide who gets to run the federal government. This should surprise us. Trudeau repeated his...
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Jan 2, 2019
THE BAD NEWS IS MACHINES WILL SOON TAKE MORE THAN HALF OUR JOBS. The good news is there will be more than enough new work to keep us all employed. That’s how the World Economic Forum (WEF) sees our future. It’s all part of what WEF officials call the “Fourth Industrial Revolution.” Their recent “...
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Dec 14, 2018
HER DAD TOLD HER THE INTERNSHIP WAS A SCAM. Jainna Patel said it wasn’t. Until the day she filed her complaint against Bell Mobility for scamming her to work for free. Jainna Patel was an unpaid intern in 2013 in a Bell program that invites 280 post-secondary grads per year to work voluntarily in...
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Dec 13, 2018
WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT: JOBS OR THE ENVIRONMENT? Yes, may be the answer on offer for the people of Washington state in the USA come November. A chance to vote that way is the aim of a broad alliance of unions and about 60 activists groups backed by 375,000 citizens who signed a petition to get the...
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Dec 11, 2018
WITHOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS WE ARE DONE. That’s why every politician from Ontario premier Doug Ford to prime minister Justin Trudeau vows to “protect the middle class.” Problem is: their favourite way to do this is to cut the public service. Which is like boring holes in a leaking boat to let the...
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Dec 7, 2018
JOHN CLARKE LOVES A GOOD FIGHT. He became famous for it in Ontario. But the man who founded and led the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) for 28 years is ready for a rest. OCAP won’t be the same without him. John Clarke was never ready to give a’ inch. The power elites hated him for it. Many...
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Dec 6, 2018
SHAWN WADE HYNES SMILED AS HE PULLED THE TRIGGER. That’s the way Nhlanhla Dlamini remembers the moments just before a 3.5 inch nail ripped into his skin and punctured his lung on September 19. Nhlanhla, a 21-year old black man believes Hynes meant to harm him. Hynes, a 43 year-old white man, says...
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