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ATI lockout of Steelworkers illegal, labor relations board says

The lockout of more than 2,200 union workers by Allegheny Technologies Inc. was illegal, federal labor officials said Friday, setting the stage for proceedings that could push the two sides to resolve their contentious labor dispute.


Construction firms to compensate workers kept on a secret industry ‘blacklist’ for ‘raising concerns about health and safety’

Workers involved claimed they were denied work, often for merely raising legitimate concerns about health and safety on building sites.

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Steelmegaphone #68

Alex and Troy take to the streets of Ottawa to find political road warrior Robin Edgar-Haworth (33:12) and NDP incumbent MP Paul Dewar (51:26) of Ottawa Central riding, discussing all things related to the upcoming federal election.

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Alberta Man Fined for Displaying ‘Fuck Harper’ Sign on Car, Threatens Charter Defence

He’s not a man of subtleties, and recently Albertan Rob Wells outfitted his car with a bold message: “Fuck Harper.”

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Public Safety Minister: Protest using ‘democratic ways’ or face ‘full force of the law’

People who express dissent should expect “to face the full force of the law,” said Stephen Blaney, public safety minister, this morning in Delta, B.C. He was commenting for the first time on the Dawson Creek RCMP’s fatal shooting of a protester reportedly associated with the amorphous online collective Anonymous.

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This Tory attack on unions should remind us how much we need them

picketing will be criminalised, employers will be allowed to hire agency staff to replace striking workers and the financial links between unions and the labour party are to be eroded, with members being asked to opt-in to a party political allegiance.

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It’s official – second class citizenship goes into effect

Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating a two-tier citizenship system.

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Protesters in over 400 cities march vs Monsanto

Organizers say two million people marched in protest against seed giant Monsanto in hundreds of rallies across the U.S. and in over 50 other countries on Saturday.

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CSIS warns of ‘extremist’ opposition to oil and gas sector

An internal threat overview by CSIS warns the federal government of “extremists” that have “converged” to oppose natural resource development.

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WATCH: Officer of Parliament warns Tory bill gives government power to cover-up own crimes

In a stunning television interview, an Officer of the Parliament of Canada took only 60 seconds to spell out why a new piece of legislation proposed by the Conservatives would allow the government to cover-up an alleged crime by the RCMP and should alarm every Canadian.


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