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Presto May Be a Good Idea – But Only If You Can Afford It

Presto May Be a Good Idea – But Only If You Can Afford It

By Saeed Mohamed It has been over a year since the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) introduced Presto, an initiative spearheaded by the provincially owned agency Metrolinx. Presto will replace tokens, tickets and possibly cash fares by 2017, and this transition is going to be disproportionately burdensome for low-income people in the city. Presto is a

Rank and File Worker Challenges for Unifor Leadership: Meet the New Unions – Same as the Old Unions?

by Moshe ben Velvl and Megan Kinch Two of Canada’s biggest unions, the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and Canadian Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) have merged into a new mega-union, Unifor.  They have sketched out an ambitious vision that promises to revolutionize the way unions have traditionally organized and the way they have related to the

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