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    Levelling the playing field

    Canadian Premier League soccer players are being paid poverty wages by billionaire team owners. Now, a new union is helping players fight for dignity and respect.

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    The story of the union drives sweeping Indigo stores

    Four Indigo stores have unionized in less than five months. It’s a lesson in how workers can play the pandemic to their advantage – leveraging social media and relying on community support to fight for lasting changes in their workplace.

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    Amazon, McDonald’s, A&W, Sleep Country, TJX Linked To Anti-Union Conference

    Top Canadian companies were among the sponsors and attendees of Canada’s largest union-busting event, according to photos and documents obtained by Briarpatch.

  • Magazine

    Exorcise Amazon

    Amazon has made a name for itself in pioneering new strategies for worker exploitation. The best way to fight back is to build worker power from below.

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    Community without accountability at CCGSD

    Former staff are raising allegations against the former executive director at one of Canada’s biggest LGBTQ nonprofits, saying he made the workplace unpredictable and unhealthy. It raises the question: where does a community end, and a workplace begin?

  • Magazine

    What do we do when humanitarians are the disaster?

    #AidToo is exposing abuses of power at aid organizations. Two stories from Canadian NGOs show what it takes to blow the whistle, and how the industry responds to accusations.

  • Sask Dispatch

    The Fight for $15 in Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan has the second-lowest minimum wage in the country – but there’s hope in a fledgling fight for a living wage.

  • Magazine

    Strike surveillance

    During the York University strike of 2018, workers on the picket line found themselves being watched

  • Magazine

    Should unions say no to closed-door negotiations?

    Unions in Canada and the U.S. are throwing open the doors to collective bargaining meetings, hoping to win stronger contracts and more engaged members. Will it work?

  • Magazine

    Working for the Weekend

    Workers have been winning decreased work hours since the Industrial Revolution, shortening the workday from 12 hours to 10 to 8. Why stop there?

  • Magazine

    Transgendering Work

    Going through a gender transition is hard, especially when your co-workers don’t support you.