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DEBATING GREYHOUND'S FUTURE

The latest episode of Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition is out!

Host Emily Leedham interviews Mike Palecek, president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and Paul Thorp, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Canada.

Emily also talks about Amazon on the prairies, the rhetoric of the “border crisis” and the Justice for Stolen Children Camp in Regina, and finally the Manitoba unions’ court case against the wage freeze. Read more!


VANCOUVER LABOUR COUNCIL HAS THE WRONG VISION FOR THE FALL ELECTION

By Lisa Descary

As a rank and file trade union member and a socialist, I am very focused on reforms that I think will make life better for other workers: things like inexpensive quality childcare, cheap (or free) public transit…and housing. Given that I live in Vancouver, the most unaffordable city in North America, I care about housing. A lot. Read more!


STAGEHANDS LOCKED-OUT AT EXHIBITION PLACE

By Pam Johnson

On July 19, the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place locked out members of stagehands and stage technician’s union, IASTE 58, rather than bargain in good faith. These workers do all of the stage and technical work at Exhibition Place venues including BMO Field, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Coca Cola Coliseum, Read more!


BOOK REVIEW: CHINESE WORKERS STRIKE AGAINST RUNAWAY FACTORIES
By Eve Ottenberg

Marches on the boss come in different flavors. Some are spontaneous, as in Auriana Fabricatore’s story where a “mini-march” got great results. She was smart to encourage her co-workers to confront their manager immediately, while they were fired up with righteous anger Read more!

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