In the four years that Jay Jeworski spent at business school, he wasn’t taught very much about organized labour. “I was an HR major, but I think we only had one course on unions,” says the 25-year-old who lives in Calgary. “I can understand why there are so many people out there who see unions in a really limited scope: we're not taught very much about them.”
A new study released by the Parkland Institute recommends that the Alberta government should step back from its current moves to reduce unionization and restrict collective bargaining, as labour unions play an important role in improving wages, improving workplace safety, and reducing inequality across the province.
On the evening of May 7, the Fairness Express rolled into downtown Toronto for three action packed days in Ontario’s bustling metropolis.
The big green bus’ first stop was the annual Convention of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUGPE) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. OPSEU/NUPGE is the lead on the Ontario leg of this national tour.