Home Depot Workers Look To Form Chain’s First Union

A Home Depot store in Northeast Philadelphia could soon become the home-improvement chain’s very first to unionize, giving yet another boost to an energized U.S. labor movement that’s tackling the retail sector. Vince Quiles, who works in the store’s receiving department, filed a petition this week for a union election with the National Labor Relations […]

Briser «Le mur du silence» un geste à la fois

Vivant souvent en marge, leurs signes les trahissent. Mais c’est aussi cette langue qui leur permet de se faire entendre et de briser le mur du silence.  À l’occasion de la Journée internationale des langues des signes, Radio-Canada présente le documentaire intimiste «Le mur du silence». Suivant le parcours de personnes malentendantes, sourdes ou de […]

Why Economies Become Less Dynamic as They Age

In April 2020, the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen published a widely read essay titled “It’s Time to Build.” For all its supposed dynamism, the U.S. economy appeared slow and inflexible in the face of a once-in-a-generation crisis. Masks and ventilators were in short supply, but this inability to rapidly adjust wasn’t specific to Covid-19: America […]

Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring ‘severe’ winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX – As much as 200 millimetres of rain is forecast to fall on Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec this weekend, as hurricane Fiona tracks towards the East Coast. In addition to significant storm surge, potential for flooding in coastal and mainland areas and an “all-time’’ low pressure across the region, the potentially ”historic“ storm […]