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WHAT JANUS MEANS NORTH OF THE BORDER

By David Bush

On June 27 the United States Supreme Court handed down its ruling on the Janus v. AFSCME case. In a 5–4 decision the court ruled that public sector union fees to non-members is a violation of First Amendment rights. In effect the ruling obliterated closed shop unions in the public sector across the United States, ushering in national right-to-work.

The Janus decision had been a long time coming. Anti-union forces had been working hard over the past two decades to attack public sector union rights at the state level. Read more!


SORRY TO BOTHER YOU. SEE THIS MOVIE.

By Patrick Corbeil

Sorry to Bother You doesn’t do subtlety. Its comedy is broad and in your face, and the movie wears its inescapable political message proudly on its sleeve – or as enormous, sloganeering earrings in the case of the character Detroit (played by a show stealing Tessa Thompson). It is the lack of subtlety that is its most refreshing and powerful quality. Read more!


RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CASEWORKERS ON STRIKE FOR WAGE FAIRNESS

By Judy Haiven

Day two of the restorative justice caseworkers’ strike, and it must have been more than 32 degrees on Barrington Street in downtown Halifax.

Armed with opened umbrellas, sunscreen, tri-colour popsicles and new t-shirts, members of CUPE Local 4764 walked the picket line. Read more!


WINNIPEG TRANSIT SAFETY AND POLICING

On this week’s edition of Rank and File Radio – Prairies Edition, host Emily Leedham speaks with Aleem Chaudhary, President of the ATU Local 1505 representing Winnipeg Transit workers, and Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg, and Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba. Read more!

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