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History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Labour Organization
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to advancing opportunities for women and men to obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Its main aims are to promote ri...
International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Ontario Nurses' Association
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is the union representing 60,000 registered nurses and allied health professionals and more than 14,000 nursing student affiliates providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, publi...

News Releases

Geo Tech Shows that Cola Can Pay!
2010-10-20
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Cost of Living Allowance keeps Machinists pay rates healthy at Geo Tech Industries
Historic convention to create largest private-sector union gets underway this weekend
2013-08-28
The founding convention to create a new union — Unifor — uniting more than 300,000 members from two of Canada’s largest unions will be held Aug. 31st and Sept. 1st at the Metro Toronto Conventio...
IFJ and EFJ launch a conference to tackle press freedom and labour rights in Turkey
2015-09-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) jointly host the ...
Machinist at Three Point Motors have New Deal!
2010-10-20
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
New agreement signed by Machinists with expanding auto dealership on Vancouver Island
Machinists Build on Past Agreements to Improve Wages!
2010-10-19
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists build on past agreements to become the highest paid tradesmen on Vancouver Island
Machinists Expand at Calgary Airport!
2010-11-26
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAMAW wins CLRB certification bid for ramp workers at Calgary airport.
Machinists Expand in Hospitality Sector Again!
2010-10-14
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists Union organize another Ontario hotel, the sixth hotel in the past two years
Machinists Ink New Deal with Finning!
2010-10-12
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
After several months of tough bargaining, the IAMAW has new agreement with Finning International.
Machinists Ratify with City Motors
2010-11-26
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAMAW Members in Corner Brook Newfoundland ratify new 3 year agreement by a margin of 91 per cent.
Machinists sign new Agreement with Cullen Diesel!
2010-10-19
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists sign new agreement with Cullen Diesel service locations throughout BC
Maple Ridge Chrysler Inks Deal with Machinists!
2010-10-20
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists sign new agreement with Maple Ridge Chrysler which includes implementation of IAM-Labour Management Pension Plan
Seymour Workers Ratify First Agreement!
2010-11-11
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Less than six months after their certification, IAMAW members at Seymour Windows & Doors have ratified their first collective agreement.
Sources welcomes Christian Labour Association of Canada
2011-07-18
Christian Labour Association of Canada
Sources welcomes a new member: Christian Labour Association of Canada. CLAC is an independent Canadian labour union representing thousands of workers in a wide range of industry sectors.
Strike Narrowly Avoided at Wexxar Packaging!
2010-11-11
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Long and Short Term Disability are seldom strike issues but it took a compromise on both before a strike by the Machinists was avoided at Wexxar Packaging
Timken Machinists Accept Three-year Deal!
2010-10-19
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists ratify new agreement with Timken

Sources Select Resources

Connexions Library: Labour and Unions Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on labour and unions.
Content Magazine - Number 45
October 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics and Labor
Lichtenstein, Nelson
Book
2013
University of Illinois Press
Compilation and updates of many of Lichtenstein's most provocative and controversial essays and reviews. The author offers perspectives on the relationship of labour and the state, the tensions that s...
Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
CounterPunch
As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipel...
An Experiment in Democracy - Book Review
La Botz, Dan
Article
1999
Against the Current
Organizing Dissent: Unions, the State, and the Democratic Teachers' Movement in Mexico by Maria Lorena Cook. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996). Photographs, ap...
Harper's Rule Breaking Rush to Crush Unions
Tieleman, Bill
Article
2015
The Tyee
Is there anything more undemocratic than Canada's most tainted organization -- the Conservative-controlled Senate -- breaking its rules and then overturning its own Conservative Speaker's ruling, all ...
How to Keep Union Records
Nash, Michael (ed.)
Article
2010
Society of American Archivists
Industrial Workers of the World
Connexipedia Article
Article
The IWW contends that all workers should be united as a class and that the wage system should be abolished. They may be best known for the Wobbly Shop model of workplace democracy, in which workers el...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
Working class organizing
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. I...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
A Short History of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party
Challenging the Two Parties of Capital
Anfinson, Graeme
Article
2014
CounterPunch
Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party was the most successful labor party in United States history. The Minnesota Farmer-Labor Association, a grouping of associated unions and farmers, provided the organic c...
Solidarnosc (Solidarity)
Connexipedia Article
Article
Polish trade union.
They Are Still Killing Trade Union Leaders
Global Capital's Death Squads and Night-Riders
Macaray, David
Article
2012
CounterPunch
Question: So what happens these days in developing countries when a prominent, charismatic union activist - with the courage to stand up to sinister, government-supported business groups who have, on ...
Tracking Harper's 9-year-long assault on unions
Manek, Haseena
Article
2015
Canadian Association of Labour Media
Stephen Harper has been Prime Minister of Canada for almost a decade. In that time, the system of protections that were put in place by decades of advocacy by labour organizations and unions has been ...
What’s the Matter With That Union Boss?
The Real Yes Men
Engler, Yves
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Why do the most right-wing politicians and corporate news outlets always use the term “union boss”? Because the worst thing they can think of is to say the leader of a labour organization acts like a ...

Sources Bookshelf

Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Content Magazine - Number 45
October 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics and Labor
Lichtenstein, Nelson
Book
2013
Compilation and updates of many of Lichtenstein's most provocative and controversial essays and reviews. The author offers perspectives on the relationship of labour and the state, the tensions that s...
Finding Answers
The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada
Tudor, Dean
Book
1993
Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
First and Foremost in Community Health Centres
The Centre in Sault Ste Marie and the CHC Alternative
Lomas, Jonathan
Book
1985
The story of Canada's first community health centre, an initiative of the United Steelworkers of America, which opened its doors in 1958.

Media

Agenda
News and features about Ontario schools and education issues nationally. Distributed directly to teachers, school board administrators, principals, supervisory staff and consultants.
Briarpatch Magazine
Social justice, local and international events, environment, labour, and women's issues.
Canadian Dimension
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.
Labour
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...
Our Times
Canada's independent labour magazine. A pro-union labour magazine dedicated to publishing stories about workers' rights and social justice.
RankandFile.ca
Canadian labour news and analysis from a critical perspective.


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