New Book: Trade Unions and Canadian Democracy

Next Year Country Books is pleased to announce our first publication.- NYCAs Brad Wall's Saskatchewan Party is posed to launch yet another attack on Saskatchewan workers and their unions through their "Labour Law Review",  Lorne Brown's Trade Unions and Canadian Democracy provides a timely historical perspective on the role labour has played in the fight for democratic rights.Submitted by ... [click title to continue]

The Keystone Pipeline: Can labor and environmentalists work together?

By Mark Gruenberg People's World  August 31 2011 WASHINGTON - Building Trades unions are backing - and transit unions opposing - the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, from the tar sands of the Canadian province of Alberta to the oil refineries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.The unions' stands come as the $7 billion project, which is estimated to create at least 20,000 construction jobs ... [click title to continue]

Unions Can Address Jobs Crisis with Bold Action to Protect the Climate

By Sean SweeneyLabor NotesJanuary 28, 2011Also read Climate Protection Strategy: Beyond Business-­as-­UsualBy the Labor Network for SustainabilityUnions can use the promise of a Green New Deal to turn climate negotiations into a rallying point. Some U.S. unions could start by breaking ties with polluting employers and joining the movement for a global climate deal with binding targets to reduce carbon ... [click title to continue]

CUPE prepares for climate change conference in Cancun

Canadian Union of Public EmployeesCUPE delegates will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference which will be held in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. In preparation for the conference, CUPE has prepared a fact sheet outlining our proposals and demands, and why it is important for CUPE to be present.CUPE's main proposals and demands in CancunCUPE, as a partner and ... [click title to continue]

NUPGE asks PM for Arctic drilling moratorium

'At a minimum, we ask that no exemptions from regulations be awarded to BP or any oil and gas company.' - James Clancy.' The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is calling for a moratorium on Arctic drilling and for stronger oil and gas regulations in the wake of the devastating British Petroleum (BP) oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico. In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, ... [click title to continue]

USW Canada Key Partner in $1M Climate Change Study

Our union is proud to take a leadership role in addressing the serious workplace and environmental issues of the future.The United Steelworkers is a key participant in a six-year study of the challenges posed by climate change to Canadian workplaces and possible solutions to these issues.The research project is led by Carla Lipsig-Mummé, professor of work and labour studies in York University's Faculty ... [click title to continue]