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Labour movement redefining role as face of Canada's workforce changes

Labour Day celebrations across Canada this year come at a time when organized labour is in the midst of redefining its role in the workforce as a decline in the manufacturing industry and the rise of contract and part-time workers has challenged its traditional focus. 430 more words


War, Johns and Sluts, the continuing adventures of Joe Ingino

Another week, another poll and once again Joe has been able to tell the future. Earlier this week when Both Rosemary McConkey and John Gray announced they would be running for mayor, I jokingly said to someone that even though their names weren’t on Joe’s latest poll, they would somehow end up in the results. 505 more words

Labor Day - Power to the People?

I’ve never really thought about the origin or meaning of Labor Day. Have you? To me, it’s always meant a long weekend, usually spent outdoors, having a BBQ picnic. 249 more words


"Happy Labor Day, Mom": A Harsh Labor Market Where Women Were Regularly Punished For Not Being Men

I know this sounds absurd—it is absurd—but for some odd reason Labor Day reminds me of my mother. She was a school teacher, and I think she would have a good laugh to learn that so-called “education reformers” are accusing school teachers of being too powerful and protected. 968 more words


it's monday! what are you reading? labor day

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Happy Labor Day, fellow U.S. Americans! (and happy 5th blogiversary to me this weekend!) I am very thankful and fortunate to have this day off work for many reasons, one tiny one being that I can read a bunch today! 327 more words


Labor Day 2014

If you must,  you can read  or watch His  Oneness lie about the state of the economy and the importance of worker’s rights which labor unions provide,  and the need for a minimum wage increase.   132 more words