During the travels of the Fairness Express, we have met such great people with such moving stories. Stories that show how resilient people are in tough times and that show how positive and hopeful people are about making a difference for the future. It has been an inspiring six weeks on the road.
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.