ALL HE GOT WAS $2.01. Everett Richardson had worked 10 days to get it. Ten days on on a deepsea dragger on the North Atlantic off Nova Scotia, on the open deck, in February, 10 days—and that was all he got!
WE ARE ALL MEANT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE. We’re all led to believe Mountain Equipment (MEC) is a real co-op. It isn’t. But, pro-union votes by workers at two of the company’s stores may make the company claim a little more legit. Not that MEC ever cared.
MARVIN MILLER FINALLY GOT HIS HOME RUN. The man who brought unions into baseball was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on December 9. No thanks to the powers that be inside baseball, or the baseball union Miller founded.
IT’S ONE STRANGE WAY TO RUN A CO-OP. Managers of the Co-op Refinery in Regina locked out their 800 workers on December 5. After the workers refused to give in to a demand they accept management changes to their pension plan.
WE’LL SEE WHAT THE COURTS SAY! That’s the defiant message 15 young Canadian climate change activists sent to the federal government October 25. The 15 filed a lawsuit against the federal government for failing to protect them from the looming dangers of climate change.
DR. ROB MILLER REMEMBERS THE DAY HE MADE UP HIS MIND. The day he decided to go public and take direct action to improve things for himself and his emergency room patients at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville, NS.
SHARON HYMAN WON’T HAVE TO MOVE OUT. Neither will any of the other tenants in the two apartment buildings at 5781-5783 Côte St. Luc Road in Montreal. That’s not what their landlord wanted. But Sharon and her neighbours worked together to make sure what they wanted mattered more.