(193) Canada unites!

 Two union-related items from Canada, where the unions have been declining for decades.  The first is local to suburban-poverty.com.  A big, fancy, French-owned hotel has been found by the Ontario Labour Relations board to have undertaken illegal actions to discourage unionization.  Thusly making unionization essentially automatic.  Hotel work is low-paying and the industry has tended to be anti-union making this a victory for working people in Mississauga.

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The second item is national.  By unanimous vote the Canadian Auto Workers and the Chemical, Energy and Paper Workers unions are merging.  The result will be the largest non-governmental union in the country with over 300,000 workers in several sectors of the economy.

CAW votes to merge with CEP Globe & Mail