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Is Your Union Job Fucking Up Your Life?

Posted April 3, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

You don’t have to suffer economic equality alone. You don’t have to dread the reboot of the Occupy Movement tomorrow. Seriously, the 1% has your back: INTRODUCING ANTI-UNIONOLA NEW LONG-LASTING ANTI-WORKER SUPPOSITORY A NEW LONG-LASTING ANTI-WORKER SUPPOSITORY   March 31, 2014 Corporate Media on Occupy’s Wave of Action? Crickets. (0)April 2, 2014 Honing In On […]

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Honing In On Friday’s #WaveOfAction

Posted April 2, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

We need to think about two things for this Friday’s Occupy Movement reboot in the Worldwide #WaveOfAction: When thinking about pursuing social, political and economic equality, what is the list of things we need to change, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally? Who do we need to build coalitions with to listen to them, support them, […]

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Canada’s Seeks the OECD Record for Income Inequality

Posted March 25, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Yesterday I wrote about the rebooting of the Occupy Movement in 10 days. I’m very excited. And to help you understand why this is such a big deal, especially in Canada, it’s important to see how Canada is increasingly becoming the poster child for income inequality. We are not nice and neighbourly and friendly. We are […]

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Collective Bargaining and Poverty Reduction: OECD Data

Posted February 6, 2014 by Jim Stanford

My union Unifor is currently undertaking an important “Rights at Work” campaign, which involves a national tour of meetings with our officers and local leaders and stewards, followed by a membership canvass and community outreach effort, all aimed at beating back the current attack on fundamental labour rights coming from conservatives at all levels in […]

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The relentlessly hypocritical Gwyn Morgan

Posted January 21, 2014 by Toby Sanger

Another column by Gwyn Morgan in the Globe and Mail and another case of a 0.1 percenter telling the rest of us to “Do as I say, not as I do.” This time, it’s Gwyn recycling trash from the CFIB and Fraser Institute to claim defined benefit pensions for public sector workers are too generous […]

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StatCan Debunks Small-Business Mythology

Posted January 8, 2014 by Erin Weir

Canadian economic commentators often worship small business as the supposed source of economic dynamism and growth. This cult of small business has greatly influenced public policy, with federal and provincial governments giving huge tax preferences to small corporations. But new Statistics Canada research finds: “The gap between the levels of labour productivity in Canada and […]

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