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African Union
The African Union (abbreviated AU in English, and UA in its other official languages) is an intergovernmental organization consisting of 53 African states. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organi...
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
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...
Hospital Employees' Union
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 46,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay...
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
The IAM is a trade union representing some 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, autoparts, aerospace, autobuses, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliance...
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

ATS Ratifies First Agreement with Machinists!
2011-06-01
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
First collective agreement for 65 ramp and aircraft grooming workers at Calgary International Airport.
BCNU thanks nurses for convincing the provincial government to sign Bill 18 into law
2013-04-15
BC Nurses' Union
Enabling Licensed Practical Nurses to join other nurses in the same bargaining association will improve patient care by maximizing efficiencies and collaboration among nurses and with employers.
Chalk River Machinists Sign New Deal with A.E.C.L.
2012-06-08
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
70 Machinists ratify new three-year deal with AECL.
Fairfield Workers Ratify First Agreement!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Hotel workers ratify first collective agreement.
Global Unions Call for Immediate End to Repression in Turkey
2013-06-20
International Federation of Journalists
Global Unions, collectively representing over 200 million union members, including in Turkey, stand in solidarity with the people of Turkey. Our organisations wish to reiterate their serious concern a...
Governments Must Act for Sustainable and Equitable Recovery
2012-05-01
Global Unions
On this May Day, Global Unions call on governments to assume their responsibilities and join together to end the crisis. They need to create decent, sustainable jobs and stand up for the rights of peo...
IAM Expands at Vancouver International!
2012-06-08
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists union attracts new members at Vancouver International Airport.
IAM Welcomes NIU Members to the Family!
2012-06-08
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAM Welcomes 200 new members in North Bay.
IAMAW Pursues Potential Aveos Investors!
2012-04-13
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Union takes on leading role in finding solution to closure of Aveos Fleet Performance Inc in Montreal, Winnipeg, Mississauga and Vancouver affecting 2600 jobs.
Machinists Ink New Deal with Dettson!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
New deal with a new employer - makes all the right moves, creates joint labour relations commitee and reactivates Health and Safety Committee.
Machinists make Significant Gains at Kal Tire!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Workers at Kal Tire in Sparwood BC make significant financial gains in new 3-year deal. These workers repair damaged truck tires for the mining industry. The tires valued at $100,000 each can have th...
Machinists Ratify First Agreement with Empire Living!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAMAW answers concerns of retirement home workers in new contract. Workers wanted seniority provisions when they joined the IAMAW in February 2011. This new agreement delivered on that promise!
Machinists Ratify New Deal with Bolger Steel!
2012-06-08
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists sign four-year deal with Bolger Steel in Cornwall Ontario.
Machinists Ratify New Deal with Hobart!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Contract language improvements, increased pension contributions by the employer and new weekend shifts highlight this agreement
Machinists ratify with Bombardier CTM!
2011-05-16
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists members sign six year deal with aviation tube maker Bombardier CTM
Machinists Take Air Canada to Court!/Union says company breached Air Canada Public Participation Act
2011-03-18
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Air Canada's largest union - IAMAW take the company to court to breaching the Air Canada Public Participation Act - tied to compasny decision to sell off aircraft overhaul centres in Montreal, Winnipe...
New Classifications and Language Highlight Burrard Deal!
2011-09-30
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Two new classifications and two long overdue language changes to disciplinary clauses are the higjhlights of this agreement.
New Machinists sign first agreement with Vancouver ATS!
2012-06-08
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
News members of IAM at ATS in Vancouver sign their first agreement.
Nurses union convention kicks off Tuesday morning (March 5)
2013-03-04
BC Nurses' Union
More than 400 nurses from around the province will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver starting tomorrow (March 5) for the annual convention of the BC Nurses' Union.
Swissport Ottawa ratifies New Agreement!
2012-04-13
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAMAW members in Ottawa ratify new agreement with Swissport by 95% Margin.
Torkin Manes’ Associates Take to the Streets to Help the Homeless
2011-06-01
Torkin Manes LLP
From May 29 to June 2, the associates of Torkin Manes LLP are delivering food and clothing to homeless people throughout the city from 6:00 pm to midnight through the Canadian Jewish humanitarian and...
Two Days of Bargaining = New Agreement = Happiness!
2012-04-13
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
IAMAW Local Lodge 1295 members ratify new contract by 100% margin.
Waterous Workers See the Light and Join the Machinists!
2011-03-22
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (CLC)
Machinists expand their membership at Waterous Power Systems as parts and service personnel join Local Lodge 1722

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.
How to Keep Union Records
Nash, Michael (ed.)
Article
2010
Society of American Archivists
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalis...
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...
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 ...
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

Democracy's Oxygen
How Corporations Control the News
Winter, James
Book
1997
Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture publi...
E-Commerce vs. E-Commons
Communications in the public interest
Moll, Marita; Shad, Leslie Regan (eds.)
Book
2001
From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...

Media

Agenda
News and features about Ontario schools and education issues nationally. Distributed directly to teachers, school board administrators, principals, supervisory staff and consultants.
Aviso
A professional magazine for the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.
CAmagazine
The leading accounting publication in Canada and the preferred information source for chartered accountants and financial executives. Provides a forum for discussion and debate on professional, financ...
Canadian Dimension
An independent magazine of the Canadian Left, of interest to radical Left and anti-capitalist activists and interested observers.
CEP Journal
News and information for members.
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...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Nouvelles CSQ
Quebec education issues from kindergarten to university.
Organize
News and views on issues of concern to the half-million women and men in Canada's largest union, CUPE.
Our Ontario
For OPSEU members.


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