National and local unions fighting opioid crisis

View From Ottawa – By Arlene Dunn – Chief Executive Officer for Canada’s Building Trades Unions The opioid dependency epidemic affects a disproportionate number of construction workers across Canada; that number is even more pronounced in the province of...

Construction workers starting to see parental benefits

By Leslie Dyson Teamster member Ryan Verigan and his wife had their first child in February and he finished his work as a foreman at the John Hart Dam in March. “I’m looking forward to taking a couple of months off to enjoy my new family,” he said. Currently, EI is...

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it

We have all heard the expression, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” And so let us take a moment to reflect on what happened in May of 1919 in Winnipeg. The First World War had just ended and soldiers returning from Europe had...

Trade Talk

LiUNA Local 1611 member Trish Cavers on the Site C Dam worksite.