United Steelworkers

Why Young Workers Like Me Turned Our Backs To Protest Trudeau

Briana Broderick | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Briana Broderick

By turning our backs on the PM, we were challenging a system built to inherently favour them above anyone else. As many social justice activists assert, the system isn't broken, it was built this way -- to disenfranchise and exclude women, "other" racialized people and anyone suggesting that change should be driven from the bottom up. What has occurred to me is that if white men are not leading the charge, they are often on the defensive.

The Conservatives Are Betraying Canadian Jobs

John Cartwright | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Business
John Cartwright

This will be the first generation of Canadians in our history to be worse off than their parents. That blunt fact is the new reality of our country, where seven per cent of workers are officially jobless (and much more if hidden unemployment is included) and youth unemployment stands at over 13 per cent. And that reality is a direct result of the policies and actions of this Conservative government and the Mulroney government that came before it. Friday's headlines point to the 26,000 auto parts jobs at risk as Harper drives ahead to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.

I'm Boycotting Beer Sold in Cans and Here's Why You Should Too

Marty Warren | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Business
Marty Warren

Crown forced its award-winning employees, including many long-serving and second- and third-generation workers, onto the horns of a dilemma. They could continue working and accept Crown's draconian demands, including a two-tier, low-wage workplace that would eradicate decent jobs for young people. Or, at great personal sacrifice, they could take to the picket line and stand up for the next generation.

Young People in Ontario Shouldn't Have to Work For Less

Sid Ryan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Business
Sid Ryan

The brazen attempt to force employees to work for less is part of a broader trend of employers pushing two-tier agreements at the bargaining table. After seeing these kinds of agreements in place in the United States, employers across the Canadian manufacturing sector have been pressing younger workers to settle for lower wages and fewer benefits.

Another Super-Union In Canada?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Telecommunications Workers Union and the United Steelworkers say they have reached a tentative agreement to merge.The proposed combinati...

Another Major Union Merger In The Works

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Business

BURNABY, B.C. - Another big labour merger appears to be headed towards completion later this year.The Telecommunications Workers Union says it's in ta...

Why Are B.C. Miners Being Asked To Speak Mandarin?

CBC | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

More questions are being raised about the temporary hiring of Chinese miners to work in underground coal mines in northeastern B.C. The U...

Rachel Mendleson

Meet The Canadian Ex-Olympian Who's Taking On A Mining Giant

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Business

Former Canadian Olympian Bruce Kidd has thrown his support behind a union-led campaign to remove Rio Tinto as official supplier of medals to the upco...

Rachel Mendleson

Locked-Out Canadian Rio Tinto Workers Take Battle To London Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Business

The union representing locked out Rio Tinto workers in Alma, Que., is lodging a formal complaint with Olympic organizers against the mining giant’s ...