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Should the Government or York Order Striking Workers to Vote on the Employer’s Offer?

I noted that the Federal government has ordered a vote of striking transit workers in Ottawa. The employees will be required to vote on the employer’s last offer. The union…

Real Pleadings: UFCW v. Wal-Mart (Saskatchewan)

Earlier this week, I did a post describing a case from Saskatchewan in which the UFCW argued that Wal-Mart’s conduct in threatening employees and closing a store in Quebec to…

Can Union Enforce a Fine Against Members Who Cross a Legal Picket Line?

The Ontario Court of Appeal issued a decision this week in a case called Birch v. Union of Taxation Employees.  It involved an attempt by the union to collect in…

Is Wal-Mart’s Closing of Unionized Store in Quebec an Unfair Labour Practice in Saskatchewan?

Thanks to Lancaster House for making me aware of this interesting case from Saskatchewan.  The United Food & Commercial Workers in Saskatchewan filed a complaint before the Sask. Labour Board, arguing that…

Amazing Happenings in Ottawa!

Have you been following the goings on in Ottawa the past week?  Amazing, gripping stuff.   A sitting Prime Minister and government could be brought down by an opposition coalition.…

It’s the Unions, Stupid! …

I read the National Post today while riding my exercise bike through my virtual Wii world.  It made me laugh out loud (the Post, not the Wii world, which is…

Report Finds Russell Athletics Closes Factory to Avoid Union

Report Finds Russell Athletics Closes Factory to Avoid Union

  The Worker Rights Consortium is an organization created by the United Students Against Sweatshops movement. It investigates complaints from workers employed in factories that supply apparel to universities that labour…

Obama and Labour Law

Obama and Labour Law

   Wow, what an election this week in the U.S.   With a big Obama victory, the fight begins for labour law reform in the U.S.   As we noted earlier, Obama has expressed…

York Strike and the Rules of Picketing

It’s looking more and more like a strike will begin here at York starting later tonight, and that picket lines will be in place by early tomorrow morning. This is…

U.S. Retail Employers Fear Obama and Unions

I noted in an eariler posting that Wal-Mart had been accused of holding mandatory employee meetings (captive audience meetings) to warn employees that voting Democrat could be bad for their…