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The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2 Two current issues that were…

Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2

Two current issues that were emphasized at the 2013 International Workers Day rally in Toronto were the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a recent factory collapse in Bangladesh (and the continuing systematic exploitation of all sweatshop workers in that country) . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Toronto Mayday 2013 – Photo set 2
Two current issues that were…

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin Won’t Cross

From the Don’t Fly Porter website:

Porter Strikers visited Justin Trudeau at the liberal leadership showcase today and spoke with him about the strike.  

Justin said he did not know there was a strike on at Porter when he travelled Halifax to Ottawa. 

He did not see a picket line he said, or he . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin Won’t Cross

Politics and its Discontents: More Corporate Arrogance From Porter Air

I recently wrote a post on Porter Air and its shameful treatment of its fuel handlers, most of whom start that crucial position at about $12 per hour and are currently on strike while the airline uses scabs in their stead. Its corporate arrogance was once again on full display in Toronto today as . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More Corporate Arrogance From Porter Air

Politics and its Discontents: Porter Air, Pension Funds, and Invisible Strikers

Many years ago, in the midst of my teaching career, there was a movement by a group of us to try to get the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan to divest itself from Maple Leaf Foods when it was in the process of reducing its workers’ wages in Burlington by about one-third, the threat being . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Porter Air, Pension Funds, and Invisible Strikers