PHOTOS: A Canadian Labour Day parade, well back in the day. Below: A poster for today’s Labour Day barbecue and picnic in Edmonton, J.S. Woodsworth, first leader of the CCF, and a philatelic tribute to labour. “What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all.” – J.S. Woodsworth, first leader of the CCF Oh, today […]
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After years of concern about what a second Harper majority government would do to eradicate the rest of what I love about Canada, I’ve been able to reject fear and embrace change. But it was a long process that required coming to terms with Tom Mulcair. And I did.
And so should you, which . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Why I Joined Team Mulcair
Today is Labour Day, and all over the country tens of thousands of Canadians will be marching and celebrating the splendid achievements of the union movement.And this year this day will be even more special.For it will mark the beginning of the union movement's all out war on Stephen Harper. Read more »
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PHOTOS: The Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan. Below: International studies scholar Vijay Prashad; former Conservative Senator Hugh Segal. On Labour Day 2015, the world’s attention is focused on the great migration of desperate human beings streaming into Europe from the economic and military catastrophes of North Africa and the Middle East. The proximate . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Labour Day 2015: Analyzing Europe’s refugee crisis through the lens of labour rights
Workers must do our part to Stop Harper!
Happy Labour Day! 🙂
In Stephen Harper’s Canada, we keep enumerating the things we’re losing: meaningful legislative debate, evidence-based policy, public science, a free and open society, among other things. But what happens if we go too long with a slow erosion of the features that . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Against Collective Forgetting
Just what is the state of Labour on this Labour Day? If you were to use Harper government policy a a yardstick, . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Labour Day 2014
For a reflection on why unions are still so relevant and necessary, the protests of neoliberals notwithstanding, be sure to check out Kev’s post at Trapped in a Whirlpool.
And for indications of a resurgence in the union movement, check out this editorial at The Toronto Star.
Indeed, we shall overcome. Recommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Happy Labour Day
The past is a foreign country: Labour Day in Vancouver, not so long ago. Below: The workers, united, will never be defeated! The goal of union “transparency,” “worker choice,” “right to work” and other Orwellian right-wing buzzwords is to ensure the workers are never united and always defeated. Below that: Stephen Kushner, president . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The push-polls prove it again, Canadians hate unions … really, really, really they do! Happy Labour Day
An unidentified Fraser Institute “fellow” explains to a couple of young Manning Centre interns how giving workers the right to bargain collectively stunts job growth, and also how dinosaurs and men walked the earth at the same time. Actual Fraser Institute employees may not appear or act exactly as illustrated. Below: Economist Andrew . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The ‘research’ the Fraser Institute produces is junk – have a happy Labour Day!
Workers in Canada and around the world have been under assault for decades, but most of our recent tactics to stop the bleeding have been ineffective. Are we lazy, complacent, overworked, obedient, compliant, subdued, afraid, docile, or fully tamed and intimidated by the one per cent?
If we don’t get a lot . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Labour Day 2013: Say Hello to the Pavement!
Striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., in 1968. Martin Luther King played an active role in their struggle. Below: Striking Fast food workers in New York in 2013; Dr. King addressing the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963; marchers on the National Mall in Washington.
With Labour Day 2013 . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Labour Day, 2013, in North America: Facing up to improving society for everyone
After a spirited discussion about Pamela Wallin, the Tory’s overspending senator, Ms Soapbox’s mother sighed and said ““Sometimes politics makes me so mad I need a rest!”
Brilliant! A rest was exactly what Mr and Ms Soapbox needed so we packed up the car and set off on an over-night junket to Banff.
Soon we . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Banff and the Good Life
This long holiday weekend has been brought to you by the blood sweat and tears of the Labor Movement; enjoy your holiday Monday, but don’t take it for granted. It is very easy to forget how many workers and organizers lost their lives and jobs, were thrown in jail or were beaten up to win . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: It’s Labour Day – Hug A Union
Some of the participants in a recent Edmonton Labour Day picnic. If the union haters had their way, unions giving food to these guys would be illegal. Below, Merit Contractors Association President Stephen Kushner and the group’s weird website image.
Some of my younger readers may not realize this, but when I was . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Happy Labour Day! Push-polls prove it… Canadians hate unions … really, really they do!
Canada’s Labour Day came about after following years of organizing, strikes, parades and protests.
Labour Day was declared as an Official Holiday in 1894 by Liberal-Conservative Prime Minister Robert David Thompson.
A glimpse into the history can be viewed in this video from Canadian History Magazine.
In the Cowichan Valley the Nanaimo-Duncan & . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Cowichan Valley Labour Day Picnic-Ladysmith Beach 11 AM – 3PM
Event sponsored by the Ottawa and District Labour Council (ODLC), its affiliated unions and the community. Celebrating labour, family and community.
Well, Boys ‘n’ girls, you had to know that was coming. The editors don’t like unions or the working class for that matter. In fact, they sooo despise them, that they appear to want to rename Labour Day–after–get for it–George Brown, a union buster hisself.
Only Sun Media and the rest of the . . . → Read More: Editors of Sun Media Would Like To Rename Labour Day–After a Union Buster–Quelle Surprise! . . . → Read More: Editors of Sun Media Would Like To Rename Labour Day–After a Union Buster–Quelle Surprise!
Enjoying your long weekend? Thank a labour union. Meanwhile, here’s Johnny Cash with a “song for the working man”: . . . → Read More: Happy Labour Day
Public sector workers are lazy and overpaid parasites sucking at the taxpayer teat. Or something. Please remember to tell us this when we’re doing ACLS on your sorry ass. Happy Labour Day. Love, TorontoEmerg Filed under: Colour Me Cynical, Life in the Emergency Department, What Passes for Humour Around Here Tagged: Canada, emergency department, emergency nursing, […] . . . → Read More: Those Emergency Blues: Labour Day and the Toronto Sun: An Annotation
A few child labour images from the past are perhaps useful reminders of the destructive power of unregulated market forces, not to mention where we would likely be without progressive politicians and unions. Happy Labour DayRecommend this Post . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Happy Labour Day
Ideal workers, as seen by the Canadian corporate right. Below: Juan Peron, Catherine Swift. This Labour Day in Canada, unions and the fundamental right of working people to be represented by them face an existential threat. Elected union leaders seem … . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Labour Day warning: If you want your union and your rights in the workplace, you’d better be prepared to fight to keep them