Country singer Adley Stump, a former contestant on NBC’s hit reality show ‘The Voice,’ performs at an Air Force base in Washington state.
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With the TV writers and actors strikes leaving networks with little scripted content, the fall 2023 lineup will be saturated with low-cost reality TV shows like ‘The Voice.’
Striking port workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada gather at a rally in Vancouver in July 2023.
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When it comes to picket lines, courts aim to uphold civil and property rights without jeopardizing workers’ freedom of expression.
Some reality TV stars like Bethany Frankel (above) have created lucrative careers after appearing on unscripted shows, but many don’t.
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Reality TV workers may not need their own union but they could benefit from joining existing unions serving the creative industries.
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The chaos caused over the August bank holiday may well have been preventable.
UAW President Walter Reuther, center, shakes hands with a Ford executive after agreeing on a three-year contract in 1967.
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Reuther was both ambitious and pragmatic, scoring many victories for autoworkers.
For workers whose wages have fallen behind, the prospect of not having to strike is tantalizing. Buttons on a person in a picket line outside the Toronto District School Board head office in December 2019.
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Trading the right to strike for binding interest arbitration is a minefield for unions.
TVO employees and supporters are seen on the picket line outside of TVO offices in Toronto on Aug. 21, 2023. Dozens of workers at TVO have walked off the job.
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Although work in journalism has never been a safe bet, it’s now rife with deepening uncertainty. The TVO strike aimed at job security is a matter of public interest.
Striking members of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union in New York City in 1958.
Many of the reasons for strikes now – low compensation, technological change, job insecurity and safety concerns – mirror the motives that workers had for walking off the job in decades past.
Placards are part and parcel of a protest.
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Talks between the the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and company bosses have broken down. A supply chain expert explores what could happen next.
Picketers carry signs outside Paramount in Times Square on July 17, 2023, in New York.
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The Hollywood actors’ strike is a watershed moment for the entertainment industry, marking a turning point for the future of labour in the arts.
A minibus driver and an agbero exchange blows at Ojota, Lagos.
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A new book focuses on the politics of road transport, the everyday corruption and the hard-living world of transport workers in Lagos, Nigeria.
Actors Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Cillian Murphy and Florence Pugh were among those who walked out of the premiere of ‘Oppenheimer.’
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As actors join screenwriters in a strike that has shut down movie productions, a labor historian looks back at union action on the silver screen.
Crean, who served in parliament from 1990 to 2013, was a minister in the Hawke, Keating, Rudd and Gillard governments.
Budgeting for a rising cost of living.
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My research shows that UK price rises are likely to have been caused by high profits, falling wages and weak production over decades
Dancers at Star Garden in LA have voted for union representation.
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Young motivated employees are pushing the movement for union representation among US workforces. Is it time for management to get on board?
Migrant workers protesting outside Euston Station in London, October 2022.
Since 2011, I’ve worked in more than 20 precarious workplaces in hospitality, manufacturing and logistics – and I have only seen a union once.
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) stand at a picket line outside Place du Portage in Gatineau, Que., on April 28, 2023.
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Will an increase in wages make federal government workers happier and more efficient while dealing with the public on taxation, public safety and a multitude of other daily and often frustrating issues?
That cheap statement piece comes at a price: the industry has a ‘murderous disregard for human life.’
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We look back to the 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,124 people and discuss how much — or how little — has changed for garment-worker conditions today.
Striking public sector workers in London, 1979.
From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, more unionised workforces from Europe to Aotearoa New Zealand fought hard to keep wages abreast with inflation. But it’s unlikely that could happen now.
Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre speaks to the crowd gathered at a meet-and-greet in Stoney Creek, Ont., in March 2023.
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The goal of the labour movement is to advance the interests of workers everywhere. Nativist narratives about defending Canada could explain Pierre Poilievre’s popularity among some union members.