On Nov. 23, hundreds of Walmart workers in 46 U.S. states walked off the job. Protesters joined the employees and supported their demands for living wages, an end to on-the-job sexual harassment and safe working conditions, among other things.
Workers will have their sights set on the Saskatchewan fall legislature during the next few months as 15 pieces of labour legislation will become one law.
You and the people you know may be treated well at your jobs despite not being unionized. But unions exist to fight for the rights of workers. They are the only type of organization that does this. To argue that unions are unnecessary is to argue that the rights of workers—which is to say, the
Teachers have marched, postal workers have stopped posting and air service personnel have stopped flying. This flurry of union activity is a reminder of the important role unions have in keeping employees happy and ensuring that employers are not being exploited.