Canadian Labour Institute

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Nov 9, 2018
UBER IS LIKE A JAMES BOND VILLAIN: IT PLANS TO TAKEOVER THE WORLD. The problem it has with that is that people keep getting in the way—like hundreds of taxi drivers in Austin, Texas. Uber burst on the world in 2009 with a brand new business model, something that came to be called the “sharing...
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Nov 8, 2018
LIFE IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO IS A LOT LIKE LIFE IN DOWNTON ABBEY. The people who service the needs of the those who live there are kept separate from those they work for. In the TV show Downton Abbey a staircase separates the workers from the lords and ladies living in luxury upstairs; in downtown...
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Nov 7, 2018
COLIN KAEPERNICK IS A SPECIAL FOOTBALL PLAYER. He has a conscience. It’s what led him to protest the systemic racism in the USA. It’s why no team will give him a job any more. He had a job in 2016 as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He had a solid record in many years with the team. He even...
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Nov 6, 2018
MOST OF US THINK OUR MPS COULD DO BETTER. SO DO THEY. And they are not afraid to say so. That is just one of the revelations in ongoing research released in July by the Ottawa-based Samara Centre for Democracy. Samara’s research comes “straight from the horse’s mouth.” It is the result of 54 one-on...
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Nov 5, 2018
CHANGE A BRAKE LIGHT AND CHANGE THE WORLD. Probably not. But it was a great place to start for the New Orleans chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). About 15 to 20 DSA volunteers took to a New Orleans roadside on August 26 to offer to change burned out tail lights. It turned out to...
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Nov 2, 2018
YOU CAN SEE HER CRYING ON THE VIDEO. She is clearly overwhelmed by the situation. Hundreds of strangers have come to stand shoulder to shoulder with her on the picket line in front of the D-J Composites plant in Gander, Newfoundland. She says: “It’s just so good to see all these people coming...
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Nov 1, 2018
IS AIR SAFETY TOO IMPORTANT TO BE LEFT ALL TO THE AIRLINES? Transport Canada doesn’t seem to think so. The federal agency has decided to give the airlines even more responsibility for keeping us safe in the air. Starting this fall Transport Canada will let the airlines decide whether or not the...
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Oct 30, 2018
MARGARET ALLUKER MAY SOON BE HOMELESS: a victim of the largest urban eviction campaign in Canada. Margaret is one of close to 600 men, women and children facing eviction, on September 30, from their homes in the Heron Gate neighbourhood in Ottawa. The evictions are part two of real estate giant...
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Oct 26, 2018
JOHN FEATHERSTONE HAD THE LAW ON HIS SIDE. He didn’t know that at first. But he knew he deserved better. And he knew he was going to fight for it. John was 62 years old and suddenly out of work. Terminated after 38 years on the job. One of 74 workers cast aside without a second thought by CTS Corp...
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Oct 25, 2018
THEY ARE NOBODY’S DREAM HOMES. Taking a bath could bring the whole room crashing down. Rotting floors make many toilets unsafe to use. Rats, mice and cockroaches are everybody’s uninvited roommates. Yet the the dozens of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels in Vancouver are home to thousands of...
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