Independent media needs you. Join the Tyee.

Labour + Industry

news

Millennials Angry over Jobs, and NDP Should Be Their Voice, Says Ashton

Labour critic, mulling leadership bid, sees party’s future in harnessing rage of young workers.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, Yesterday


news

Give Employers Faster Access to Temporary Foreign Workers, Says Ottawa Report

Review of controversial program suggests 21 changes, but critics say many favour business.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 20 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

‘If They Do It Properly,’ Coastal Youth Could Support Megaprojects

In Prince Rupert and area, some ‘yay’ to LNG, but not for oil pipelines to the northwest coast. Part of a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 19 Sep 2016


news

BC Lib Bragging about Welfare-to-Work Far from Reality

Success vastly exaggerated, based on government’s own press releases.

By Andrew MacLeod, 15 Sep 2016


news

Freeland’s Trade Agenda Fails Canadian Workers, Says Union

Focus on small business ignores threat of Chinese state companies, USW maintains.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 9 Sep 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

An ‘Entirely Different Kind of Labour Union’

This 1970s feminist-led experiment was miles ahead. Last excerpt from ‘Drawn to Change.’

By Sean Carleton, Robin Folvik, Julia Smith, Ethan Heitner and Joan Sangster, 9 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Youth in BC’s Northwest Interior Wrestle With Mega-Project Future

Jobs are badly needed, but is industry-as-usual the way? Many aren’t sold. First in a reader-funded series.

By Katie Hyslop, 8 Sep 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

Coal Mountain: Where Women Paid in Blood

A true tale of tenacity in the face of brutality lies buried in a BC ghost town. Excerpted from ‘Drawn to Change.’

By Nicole Marie Burton and Ron Verzuh, 8 Sep 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

The Battle of Ballantyne Pier

For three hours in Vancouver a war raged over who can work, and organize. From the new book ‘Drawn to Change.’

By David Lester and Dale McCartney, 7 Sep 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

Working on the Water, Fighting for the Land

The little told story of BC’s activist Indigenous dockworkers. From the new book ‘Drawn to Change’.

By Tania Willard and Andrew Parnaby, 6 Sep 2016


news

Working a Lot, for a Little: Low-Wage Workers Struggle to Get By

Meet three British Columbians working to survive at the bottom of the pay pyramid.

By Cherise Seucharan, 5 Sep 2016


opinion

Automation Is Inevitable, But Workers Can Still Win

Recognizing the shift is the first essential step. Then we can decide who benefits.

By John Nichols, 5 Sep 2016


culture

A Tyee Series

‘To Hell with the Boss!’ A Labour Radical’s Own Story

Sample a powerful page from the new graphic history ‘Drawn to Change.’ And meet BC’s Bill Williamson, one tough working class hero.

By Kara Sievewright and Mark Leier, 5 Sep 2016


news

Trudeau’s China Trip Sparks Fears of Bad Deal for Workers

Beijing’s trade agreement with Australia allows Chinese companies to use their own workers. Is Canada next?

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 29 Aug 2016


news

‘There Is a Dead One There’: Patrolling Fish Farms with Alexandra Morton

As biologist’s research quest continues, industry decries use of drones and cameras as ‘harassment.’

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 2 Aug 2016


opinion

Just Say No to Slow Growthers

Why we should demand more from our economy, and government, not less.

By Jim Stanford, 28 Jul 2016


opinion

It’s Official: Clark’s LNG ‘Plan’ Was a Fantasy

Latest developments in Hawaii should put end to faith in job, prosperity promises.

By Dermod Travis, 22 Jul 2016


news

Rehearsals for Retirement: Young Workers and the CPP

The Tyee looks at post-work plans and worries of an employee, contractor and entrepreneur.

By Linda Givetash, 21 Jul 2016


news

Sunny Ways or Gloomy Days? Checking in on Liberal Promises

Gov’t coming up short on key vows to vets, TFWs, charities, say critics.

By Jeremy J. Nuttall, 14 Jul 2016


opinion

Canada Post Gets the Message: Things Have Changed

Public supports pensions, pay equity and fair bargaining as Crown corporation cancels lockout plans.

By Erika Shaker, 14 Jul 2016