Dr. Susan Rosenthal describes the rise of Canada’s public health system during labor’s rebellious postwar period and the corporate profiteering by which it is now being destroyed.
UK Health Workers’ Strikes to Continue
While the government refused to discuss workers’ demands for months the wave of strikes and protests have led it to call nurses, ambulance workers, and physiotherapists to the negotiating table.
Union Leader & US Senator Exchange Verbal Blows
“There’s a class war going on whether we want to recognize it or not,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said at the conclusion of Wednesday’s combative hearing on the right of workers to organize unions.
More Protests Roil France
The mobilization on Tuesday was the latest demonstration against a government initiative that is currently being discussed in the French Senate. While the bill calls for raising the retirement age, protesters want it lowered.
Rail Workers Urge Nationalization Amid Ohio Disaster
As the toxic aftermath of the major Norfolk Southern derailment plays out, Railroad Workers United calls for public ownership of a system beset with “profiteering, pillaging and irresponsibility.”
A Full-Scale Attack on Ukraine’s Labor Rights
Georgii Sandul surveys the anti-labor effects of laws passed in the last year and notes that they do not bring the country any closer to joining the E.U.
Non-Compete Agreements Riddle US Job Market
An employment pact that seems designed for people in high-level positions of confidentiality are being signed by all kinds of workers — so many that the Federal Trade Commission is considering outlawing the practice.
Anti-Strike Bill: Step Toward Forced Labor in Britain?
The government seems willing to undermine the very bedrock of human rights law to keep employees at work, writes Aidan McQuade.
UK Workers Launch Largest Strike in Over a Decade
The walkout comes a day after members of Parliament approved an anti-strike bill that, if made into law, would enforce “minimum service levels” for railroads and emergency services, Julia Conley reports.
France Erupts Against Macron’s Pension Plan
Despite widespread opposition to raising the retirement age, many French lawmakers remain determined to fulfill the president’s election pledge to overhaul the nation’s pension system, Kenny Stancil reports.