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Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue
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Canada Post Workers Ban Overtime as Rotating Strikes Continue

OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers banned overtime Nov. 1, instructing members to refuse to work more than eight hours a day as Canada Post tries to cope with a backlog of parcel deliveries caused by rotating strikes around the country since Oct. 22. “We’ve had it,” said CUPW national president Mike Palecek. “Overburdening, overtime,…

Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft
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Strikebreakers Accuse Marriott of Wage Theft

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Temporary workers Marriott has hired to clean rooms at its seven San Francisco hotels while the 2,500 regular workers are on strike are accusing the chain of cheating them out of their pay. The company hires about 200 workers a day—mostly Latino immigrants—for $17 an hour through a contractor, Environmental Service Partners Inc.,…

Canadian Postal Strikes Spread to Manitoba
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Canadian Postal Strikes Spread to Manitoba

OTTAWA, Ontario—Canadian postal workers’ rotating strikes have spread to Manitoba. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said with 1,500 workers walked out in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. on Oct. 28, with those in Brandon, the province’s second-largest city, following two hours later. Strikes started over the weekend in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, were…

President Trump Needs to Support Gun Control and Repudiate the Rhetoric of Hate
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President Trump Needs to Support Gun Control and Repudiate the Rhetoric of Hate

Three acts of hate-filled violence erupted in the United States in the past week. On Wednesday October 24th, a man with a history of violence murdered two African-Americans at a Kentucky supermarket following a failed attempt to forcibly enter a black church. On Friday October 26th, a Florida man who had railed on social media against…

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