Earlier this week, Michels Canada announced that TC Energy had selected it to construct 260 km worth of the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. I want to address a few things in the announcement.
The Alberta government released their May 2020 job numbers last week, and for the first time since February, job numbers are up. But we still have a long way to go.
How a company responds to productivity increases determines how much they care about worker welfare.
The Alberta government released their April 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 243,800 jobs: 61,300 part-time jobs and 182,500 full-time jobs. This set a new record, beating out the previous record of 117,100 jobs, which was set just the month before.
You’ve probably heard people—sometimes even politicians—claim that giving businesses tax breaks creates jobs. Here’s why that’s a myth.
The Alberta government released their March 2020 job numbers yesterday, and—unsurprisingly—they don’t look good. Last month, Alberta lost over 117,000 jobs: 73,600 part-time jobs and 43,500 full-time jobs.
There are two things I think are necessary to mitigate and even reverse a recession as quickly as possible.
Capitalists insist that making sure companies have profits is what drive the economy. Here’s why that’s a myth.
Recent measures announced by the provincial government are not designed to help workers. Very few workers will benefit from them.
If there’s one thing that’s become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that neoliberal economic policies have failed our societies.