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Feds put climate on the budget backburner

Shift Storm newsletter—April 2024 edition

Big business is the most important barrier to fairness for fossil fuel workers

Downsizing, consolidation, "efficiency measures" and automation have consistently shown oil and gas companies to be a bigger threat to oil workers than government policies.

How badly do we need roads?

Shift Storm newsletter—February 2024 edition

Climate and work: What’s in store for 2024?

Shift Storm newsletter—January 2024 edition

Bell is gutting CTV News—how can we save Canadian journalism?

Incentivizing the private sector has been a resounding failure. What happens next?

Saskatchewan teachers’ strike is a fight over the future of public education

The government is trying to implement a neoliberal model, and the teachers’ fight is for an expanded public role

Caps and compromises collide at COP28

Shift Storm newsletter—December 2023 edition

Carbon pricing distracts as COP28 kicks off

Shift Storm newsletter—November 2023 edition

It’s still worth it to unionize in Canada

Across industries, the “union advantage” is undeniable for workers—no matter what employer propaganda says

Sectoral bargaining for child care workers would help fix staffing shortages

If governments want to increase child care availability, they should make changes that make it easier and more effective to unionize the sector

What is a “sustainable job” anyway?

Shift Storm newsletter—October 2023 edition

Halifax Regional Municipality needs to fully implement a living wage policy

Time for a Giant Leap Forward for Workers’ Wages in Nova Scotia

Federal anti-scab legislation is a big win for workers

Banning replacement workers in federally regulated industries will remove one of the employers’ most unfair tools against collective bargaining

Anti-Scab legislation does not increase strikes, despite corporate propaganda

There’s no evidence that banning replacement workers makes strikes longer. Employer organizations simply want to keep using scabs.

How Canada can meet its 2030 climate targets

Adapted from the CCPA’s fall 2023 submission to Canada’s Net-Zero Advisory Body by Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood & Marc Lee