Vol.2. No. 2
Publisher: Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL), Canada
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX364
This tabloid consists mainly of columns and stories from Co-operative Press Associates related to labour issues of interest to Alberta workers.
Abstract: This tabloid consists mainly of columns and stories from Co-operative Press Associates related to labour issues of interest to Alberta workers. Stories in this issue look at Dennis McDermott, Canadian director of the United Auto Workers who criticized the provincial NDF governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and British Columbia for failing to support labour in its main battle the fight. against wage controls. In another article, A.F.L. president Reg Baskin identifies the power relationships in Canadian Society through an example of striking employees at Dominion Glass in Medicine Hat, Dominion Glass is owned by Consolidated Bathurst, which is controlled by Power Corporation, one of Canada's major conglomerates which had total assets in 1975 of $600 million. Baskin noted the close political ties between the Liberal party and Power Corporation, evidenced by the appointment of a Power Corp director, Jean-Luc Pepin, to the head of the Anti-Inflation Board.
In other articles the relationship of media, business and labour are examined. There is an analysis of multinational oil companies registering ships under foreign flags and separate corporations to avoid taxes and the consequences of damages caused to the environment in oil tanker accidents. Another main story looks at the health hazards involved in oil refining and gold mining. A concern here is lack of governmental response or denial of dangerous conditions.
Periodical profile published 1977