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Wal-Mart: The Poor, Misunderstood Employer?

This is an interactive version of a shorter editorial comment of mine published this week in the National Post. I enjoy reading Terrance Corcoran’s opinions in the National Post dealing…

A New Chapter in the Ongoing Reform of Freedom of Association

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on Monday that by excluding the RCMP from the collective bargaining regime established by the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA), and  substituting…

Should U.S. Law-Makers Grant Unions Access to Employer Property?

Debates continue in the U.S. over labour law reform.  The chances of the Employee Free Choice Act passing in the U.S. in its current form diminished substantially recently when a…

Are “neutrality agreements” unlawful employer support to a union?

I have written before about the agreement last year between Magna and the Canadian Auto Workers, the key components of which were Magna’s assistance to the CAW in organizing its…

Obama and Labour Law, Again

Obama and Labour Law, Again

So, everyone watched President Obama’s speech yesterday.  Here’s a part that labour lawyers might have noticed: The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or…

Injunction Ends Union Blockade in Brampton

When auto parts supplier SKD Automotive informed G.M. that they were insolvent, G.M. wanted to get back its equipment.   Trouble is, when G.M. showed up at the plant in Brampton…

U.S. Government Aid to Car-Makers Contigent on “no strikes”

American Workplace Law Prof posted a story  that was reported in the Wall Street Journal about how the aid package to General Motors and Chrysler includes a term that allows…

York to Order Ratification Vote

York to Order Ratification Vote

   Perhaps the powers that be at York are regular readers of Doorey’s Workplace Law Blog.  If they are, they would have been reading about how it might be time to…

Ottawa Transit Union Rejects Employer’s Offer in State-Ordered Vote

Ottawa Transit Union Rejects Employer’s Offer in State-Ordered Vote

I noted last week that the Federal government had exercised its right to order a vote on the employer’s last offer in the ongoing public transit strike in Ottawa.   That…

York Strike: On New Employer Offer, Is it Time for a Ratification Vote?

A Toronto Star article reports today that York tabled a new offer to the Union, but that the Union was so unimpressed with it that it does not intend to…