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What Happens When a Union Gets Decertified?

What Happens When a Union Gets Decertified?

I’ve been reading Bill 85, the strange Saskatchewan omnibus law that merges over a dozen statutes into one giant, complicated employment law bill.  The government claims that one of their…

How Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Really Work

How Canadian Laws on Union Dues and Membership Really Work

  The Ontario Conservative Party has promised, if elected, to do away with what they call “forced unionism”.  They have inferred that they will pass a law that forces unions…

Another Senator Lambasts Tories’ Wasteful, Partisan Attacks on Unions

Another Senator Lambasts Tories’ Wasteful, Partisan Attacks on Unions

The Conservative’s latest attack on its nemesis, the labour movement, has awoken the Senate, which is playing its role of providing ‘sober second thought’ with gusto in opposition to Bill C-377.…

Are NHL Teams Breaking Law By Not Requiring Players to Wear Safety Masks?

Are NHL Teams Breaking Law By Not Requiring Players to Wear Safety Masks?

I was asked this week why NHL players don’t have to wear face masks.  The question arose in light of the most recent grizzly injury to a player hit in…

Repost of My Analysis of Target’s Anti-Union Video

Repost of My Analysis of Target’s Anti-Union Video

I heard on the radio yesterday that Target has officially arrived in Canada!!! That means they have hired retail employees, I assume.  In celebration of this event, I’d like to…

My Exchange With Senator Eaton On Bill C-377 (The Union Transparency Tax Bill)

My Exchange With Senator Eaton On Bill C-377 (The Union Transparency Tax Bill)

This week, I received the following note from Conservative Senator, Nicole Eaton relating to Bill C-377, a private members’ bill being pushed by the Conservatives which would force unions to compile and…

Senior Tory Senator Lambasts Conservatives for Politically Motivated Attacks on Unions

Senior Tory Senator Lambasts Conservatives for Politically Motivated Attacks on Unions

In his stirring and memorable speech in the Senate yesterday, Senior Conservative Senator Hugh Segal didn’t say anything that hasn’t already be said by newspaper columnists, academics, unions, the Canadian…

Canadian Labor Laws Are Not the Answer for the American Labor Movement

Canadian Labor Laws Are Not the Answer for the American Labor Movement

An article published by Bloomberg last week rehashed an old argument.  It dealt with the continued slide of the American labor movement (“The Real Reason for the Decline of American…

Conservative M.P. (Poilievre) Supports the Rand Formula as He Argues to Abolish It?

Conservative M.P. (Poilievre) Supports the Rand Formula as He Argues to Abolish It?

There was an op-ed published last week by Conservative M.P. Pierre Poilievre, the guy who the Tories have chosen to be their torch bearer for their next attack on their…

Reflecting on the Rand Formula as Ontario’s Tories Target Their Union Foes

Reflecting on the Rand Formula as Ontario’s Tories Target Their Union Foes

In the Ontario Conservative Party’s policy paper on labour relations, there is a lot of talk about bringing in a new law that would prohibit employers and unions from bargaining…

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