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Illinois peeps, check out - A Union Power Broker in an Age of Insurgencies

Lee Saunders is making inroads in Washington, but the greatest threats to his American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union may come from farther away.. 9 more words

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UNB and AUNBT Contract Academic Employees reach tentative Collective Agreement

After two months of negotiations the University of New Brunswick and the Association of University of New Brunswick Teachers (AUNBT Group 2) Contract Academic Employees are pleased to announce they have reached common ground on a tentative set of proposals for a new Collective Agreement. 169 more words

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Vegetable growers irked over proposal to cut their collective bargaining power

The thought of Ontario processing vegetable growers losing their power to bargain collectively is worse than Heinz shutting down its Leamington plant.

That’s the easiest way for Leamington tomato farmer and former Heinz grower David Epp to explain the fears and confusion surrounding a proposal by the Farm Products Marketing Commission to remove the negotiating power of the Ontario Processing Vegetable Growers — the negotiating body for growers for more than 70 years. 612 more words

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SGEU ratifies new contract with ISC

Regina-based Information Services Corp. says its unionized employees have ratified a new contract with the firm.

The contract with the Local 2214 Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU) covers four years and is retroactive to Oct. 82 more words

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Opinion: Two-tier pension plans, at issue in the Canada Post talks, give millennials the short end of the stick

The labour dispute at Canada Post offers a telling example of how boomers are shifting the burden of their financial woes to the young.

In the current round of bargaining with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Canada Post Corporation is proposing that future postal workers — those to be hired from day one of the next collective agreement — get an inferior, defined-contribution pension plan, whereas current workers would keep their defined-benefit plan. 618 more words

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State of the Unions in the US Economy

Debates about the disappearance of the middle class and the lack of opportunities for the majority of Americans have been at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election. 1,399 more words

Why old school organized labor is needed in new digital newsrooms

The unionization of digital newsrooms is, like most labor movements, a struggle between workers and the powers that employ them. In this sense, these efforts are nothing new. 84 more words

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