The first general strike in Canadian history was held in Vancouver on this day in 1918, organized as a 1-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labor activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin.
The right-wing Conservative government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has launched yet another assault on working people in Canada.
Air Canada is the world's ninth largest passenger airline and was an independent government-owned enterprise until its privatization in the 1980s.
The Marshall & Ilesley Bank, the largest in Wisconsin, with branches throughout the Midwest has become the target of the Sheet Metal Workers and their union brothers and sisters in Canada.
The lockout is only the latest example of how Canadian government policies on foreign takeovers of Canadian firms fail workers.
Four U.S. construction unions signed a Project Labor Agreement on Sept. 14 with a large Canadian energy company, to build a big trans-national oil pipeline from the oil sands of Alberta to the refineries of Texas' Gulf Coast.
President Barack Obama and other international leaders arriving for their June 26-27 summit here may encounter something they didn't expect: a hotel workers' picket line.
VANCOUVER, Canada - As a world congress of the International Trade Union Confederation got under way here Monday, leaders blasted the economic crisis hitting working people.
Last week mediated talks broke off between United Steelworkers Local 6500 and Vale Inco, the giant Brazilian owned transnational mining company, at two mines in Ontario, Canada.