December 2020

Highlights for this edition:

1. President’s Report - The Year of the Wildcat
2. Kenney’s Anti-Worker Austerity
3. Workplace Bullying
4. Ending Violence Against Women - Remembering Dec 6, 1989

October 2020

Highlights for this edition:

1. Defiance Mobilization Programme
2. Fighting Bill 32
3. No Boss Is Your Friend
4. American Postal Worker Wildcat Strike

September 2020

Content highlights for this edition:

1. Arbitration 2020
2. Unions & Anti-Racism
3. Direct Action Delivers Depot 2 Parking
4. Attacking The Trades In Alberta (CESSCO Pickets)
5. Kenney's War On Unions

June 2020

We have staffing issues in the plant, constant bullying and harassment throughout our workfloors, wage stagnation, unequal pay for the RSMCs, and an astronomical injury rate among letter carriers. And instead of dealing with any of these things... CPC puts up a banner. I don’t want your praise. I want a raise. I don’t need a cape. I need a contract!

April 2020

Before you dig into this issue, please be aware that it was nearly on its way to the printer the week C19 hit Alberta. Much has happened since, but we've decided to publish the issue we have ready. Highlights include:

1. Job action reports
2. Organizing campaign updates
3. New Exec members say hello

February 2020

In our Dec 2019 issue, a bully supervisor was called out. In response, EMPP management began confiscating any issues left lying around, claiming that the article bullied CPC. The cover of this month's issue is a tribute to CPCs complete obliviousness. Instead of wasting time collecting, and throwing away our newsletter, CPC should spend more time addressing the behavior of their supervisor.....

December 2019

Excerpt from an anti-union cynic who became an activist: "[As our jobs got worse] where was our Union in all this? ...it appeared CUPW – tasked with helping, defending, and representing us – was the worst offender of all. They emulated CPCs worst as they consolidated power in a select few, embraced passivity cloaked as cooperation, and acted unilaterally - if they acted at all."

November 2019

Open letter excerpt to the National Exec: "There can be no denying that the size and power of our movement has been in steady decline for the past 40-years. Some of this has been attributed to changes in industry, but if we’re being honest with ourselves it has more to do with our unwillingness to strategically counter the aggression and ruthlessness of employers and government."

October 2019

The problem is obvious: no matter what we do, the government will always legislate us back to work if we represent a threat. The question we'll pose to members is simple: if you knew National leadership would protect you from the legislation fines and if you knew that a solid majority of the Edmonton local would support you, would you be willing to defy back-to-work legislation?