Disability Movement

Solidarity with the elevator workers strike

As of the end of May, there are no talks planned in the strike that's seen 1,400 Ontario members of the International Union of Elevator Constructors striking for more than a month with no end in sight. According to Ben McIntyre, business manager for the IUEC Local 50 in Toronto, the union's deal with the… Continue reading Solidarity with the elevator workers strike

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Fighting austerity in North America: Walmart workers to Bill 115

 Tuesday, January 15, 7:00pmOntario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, room 8220  Speakers: Elizabeth Clinton, OUR Walmart campaigner from Texas (via Skype)OUR Walmart is a grassroots organization of Walmart workers and former workers fighting for rights for Walmart workers.Ritch Whyman, International SocialistsLow wage non-union Walmart workers organized a fantastic strike against their notorious anti-union… Continue reading Fighting austerity in North America: Walmart workers to Bill 115

Activism, Economic Justice, Upcoming events

Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21

Electro-Motive, a subsidiary of U.S. industrial giant Caterpillar Inc., wants to strong-arm workers at its London plant into a pay cut of over 50 percent, dropping hourly wages from $35 to $16.50. It is also imposing devastating cuts to benefits and pensions on members of CAW Local 27 at a time when the company has… Continue reading Solidarity rally for Caterpillar workers in London, ON – Sat Jan 21