UTU: Paul Thompson elevated to international president

CLEVELAND -- United Transportation Union Assistant President Paul C. Thompson has assumed the duties of the office of president of the UTU following the March 2 decision of the UTU International Executive Board to...

A Former BLE Canadian Director passed away

WARNER, Stanley Angus WW II Veteran CN Retired Friday, February 20, 2004. Stanley Angus Warner age 77. Loving companion of Vivian and the late Madeleine. Father of Evelyn of Alberta, Keith of British Columbia...

Bargaining marathon between Teamsters Canada and Purolator

An agreement was reached after a bargaining marathon, which lasted several hours, between the bargaining committee of Teamsters Canada’s small packages division and the Purolator Courier company. Teamsters Canada will submit the collective...

Purolator Workers in Canada Weigh Contract Offer

Pact Would Raise Wages, Pensions Teamsters working at Purolator Courier Ltd. in Canada are voting now on a proposed contract that would raise wages and pensions. Voting began January 19 and will...

The Trucker’s Valentine’s Ball

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre presents: The Trucker's Valentine's Ball Saturday Feb. 14, 9:00 pm @ the 360 Club 326 Queens Street West, Toronto, Ont. (near Queen and Spadina) An evening of...

Project Censored: The Effort to Make Unions Disappear

Among the top stories censored by the great American Press in 2004, the authors of this site have chosen the Bush administration’s efforts to limit union rights. Visit Project Censored website

Rise in Inequalities in Canada

In the article Trade Liberalization and Inequality in Canada in the 1990s by Daniel Schwanen from The Review of Economic Performance and Social Progress (IRPP), 2001, p. 161-182, the IRPP economist concluded that NAFTA...

CLC’s letter of sanctions to the UTU

January 7, 2004 Timothy S. Secord Canadian Legislative Director United Transportation Union 7th Floor – 71 Bank Street Ottawa, ON K1P 5N2 Dear Brother Secord: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers VS United...

The Teamsters Win the Battle: Increase in the Meal Expense Deduction for Employees in...

After years of battling and lobbying, Teamsters Canada finally won its battle about the increase in meal expense deduction for employees in the transportation industry. Indeed, the Minister of National Revenue, Elinor...

Unions a Powerful Force Lifting All Workers, Study Finds

Unions’ positive impact on workers’ wages, job security and benefits is well documented, but what isn’t as widely acknowledged is how these higher standards raise the compensation and improve the work lives of even...