November 28th, 2017

Alberta NDP Government Hopes New Bill Will Better Protect Workers

The Alberta government has been paying a lot of attention to labour in our province this year, something that is long overdue. First there was Bill 17, the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, that was passed in June. This saw significant changes to provincial labour law, including union certification. Now the NDP...

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November 23rd, 2017

We Need to Fix the Income Gap for Visible Minorities, Immigrants and Indigenous Workers

When most people think of diversity in a city they tend to picture high populated major cities such as Toronto, Vancouver or Calgary. But you should actually be picturing the northern Alberta city of Fort McMurray. Fort McMurray is one of the most diverse cities in the country. There are...

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November 17th, 2017

The Importance of being an Ally

Unions have a long history of standing up for human rights and standing with groups whose voices are not always heard. Teamsters Local 362 has been working on implementing committees of rank and file members to represent the five key equity groups recognized by the Canadian Labour Congress including workers...

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November 14th, 2017

Domestic Violence is a Serious Issue in the Workplace

Domestic violence is an issue that has ramifications far beyond just the home. We have seen this recently in the news with the tragic events in Sutherland Springs where Devin Patrick Kelley, who had a history of domestic violence, killed 26 people at the church his in-laws attended. This issue...

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November 11th, 2017

Unions Will Continue to Support LGBTQ Rights

This month the NDP government in Alberta introduced Bill 24, An Act to Protect Gay-Straight Alliances. Gays-Straight Alliances (GSA’s) are peer support networks that promote welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students and their allies. Bill 24 has been described as an act...

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