Charlotte, N.C., bus drivers choose Teamsters over UTU

Bus drivers at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Area Transit System (CATS) voted by a huge margin to join Teamsters Local 71 on December 2. The workers, who were dissatisfied with inadequate representation by the unaffiliated United Transportation Union (UTU), voted 372 for the Teamsters, 40 for the UTU and five…

Wrong Decision: the Bank of Canada Should Have Cut Rates

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress finds it disheartening that the Bank of Canada made the wrong decision when it left interest rates unchanged. "Reducing the 1.75 percentage point interest rate differential between ourselves and the US would have helped bring the soaring loonie back to earth and thus saved…

Access to work means access to equality

OTTAWA – The Canadian Labour Congress marks today, the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, by calling on governments and employers to follow the lead of the labour movement and make the changes that are needed to ensure equal and productive participation of Canadians with disabilities in the workplace. At…

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Le CP prend du recul face à la sécurité

Chers Confrères; Chères Consoeurs : Alors que la saison de travail du PE&V achève, il y a énormément de pression sur nous pour augmenter la productivité avant l’assaut de l’hiver. Nous avons connu cette année un grand remue-ménage à la direction du département du PE&V au CP.  Il semble que…