Labour - Unions

21/07/21
Author: 
Sam Gindin
Turning the Tables: Participation and Power in Negotiations - book cover

July 20, 2021

The state of the American labour movement has, since the mid-1970s, been dispiriting. There have, of course, been moments of creative and inspiring resistance, but the predominant story has been a chronicle of decline: private-sector unionization rates below where they were a century ago, the abject failure to make breakthroughs in key emerging sectors, defensive stagnation in bargaining achievements, and – election-year rhetoric aside – the political marginalization of working-class concerns.

17/07/21
Author: 
Iron and Earth
Iron and Earth

We’re releasing the results from a groundbreaking poll conducted in partnership with Abacus Data revealing that a majority of fossil fuel workers: 

17/07/21
Author: 
Adam D.K. King
Safety helmet - Photo from Ümit Yıldırım via Unsplash.

Remember during the 2016 Democratic Primary when Hillary Clinton ineptly said she was “going to put a lot of coal miners […] out of business”? The Bernie crowd — myself included — had a good time with this gaffe, finding in it a microcosm of a certain centrist Democratic politics that touts supposedly progressive policy (in this case, clean energy) while treating the needs of working people as an afterthought, at best. 

26/06/21
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Wind construction - Cjp24/Wikimedia Commons

June 25, 2021

Canada is on track to add more than 200,000 clean energy jobs this decade, considerably more than 125,000 that will be lost in a declining fossil fuel industry, Clean Energy Canada concludes in an analysis released last week.

24/06/21
Author: 
Ann Grant
Cover photos: NUMSA (Facebook) and Fdtpkn (Wikimedia)   Design: Clémence Hutin and Sarah Reader  Editing: Ethan Earle and Jeff Rousset

May 18 - June 2, 2021 for Workers Rising Everywhere, the 4th training in the Organizing for Power series led by Jane McAlevey and hosted by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, this time featuring new trainers and inspiring stories from across the world.

June, 2021

 

23/06/21
Author: 
K-J Millar

Jun. 16, 2021

Demonstrations against the container ship JPO Volans lead into the second day to dissuade docking

Picketers in Prince Rupert demonstrated the activist side of the city’s history, and present, with the second day of protesting against the docking and unloading of an Israeli-owned container ship at the Northcoast port, on June 15.

23/06/21
Author: 
K-J Millar
DP World letter

Jun. 23, 2021

Workers suspended following Israeli-owned Volans container ship blockade protest

Ninety-four members of the International Longshore Workers Union Local 505 (ILWU) have been suspended without pay from duties following refusals to cross JPO Volans demonstrations, Ian Robinson, manager of yard and gate at DP World wrote, in a June 21 letter to ILWU.

The JPO Volans, an Israeli-owned, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. cargo vessel arrived in Prince Rupert, on June 14, which prompted demonstrations at the Fairview Terminal.

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