Comedy educators at The Second City in Toronto, Canada, voted 99-2 to unionize on Thursday in 24-hour electronic voting supervised by the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The new unit will be called the Association of International Comedy Educators (AICE), a part of CWA Canada, which is part of The NewsGuild-CWA.Continue reading “What a win! Second City comedy educators vote 99-2 to join Guild”
Comedy educators at The Second City in the U.S. and Canada announced Tuesday that they are unionizing, with the Canadian contingent joining CWA Canada, which is part of The NewsGuild-CWA.Continue reading “Second City Comedy Educators Are Unionizing”
TORONTO Feb. 13, 2019 – Canadian staff at digital media company BuzzFeed filed for union certification yesterday as part of Canadian Media Guild, an affiliate of The NewsGuild-CWA. Continue reading “BuzzFeed’s Canadian Staff Petitions for Union Recognition Too”
May 22, 2018 – CWA Canada is stepping up its efforts to protect press freedom in response to a spate of government intrusions on news organizations.
The union is part of a coalition challenging a “production order” issued by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal that requires VICE reporter Ben Makuch to hand over all communication between him and an alleged terrorist. The coalition, which has been granted “intervenor status” in the case, includes Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Index on Censorship and the Committee to Protect Journalists. Continue reading “CWA Canada Steps Up Fight for Press Freedom”
September 2017 – “It was an endurance test of almost 19 months, but the Halifax Typographical Union stood its ground on the key issue of job security.”