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Is the Strike Dead?

Is the Strike Dead?

CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition did a segment this past weekend on the future of strikes.  The question posed by host Michael Enright was whether the strike has past its due…

NFL player files Complaint Against Players Union

NFL player files Complaint Against Players Union

There’s  a curious little story circulating on the web involving labour law and football players. This story explains that Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson has filed what we call…

Did Target Select Any Unionized Zellers?

Did Target Select Any Unionized Zellers?

Target announced the list of Zellers stores that it would keep and change to Targets in Canada recently. It has taken over 189 of Zellers’ 273 stores, as this story…

Just Shoot Me If My Employer Ever Forces Me Sing Their Praises

I wonder how professors would react if their employers told them to sing a song every morning about how wonderful their employer is?  Hmm, might work. Back in the mid-1990s,…

Explaining the Union’s Win in the Air Canada “Final Offer” Arbitration

Explaining the Union’s Win in the Air Canada “Final Offer” Arbitration

The Canadian Auto Workers this week ‘won’ the interest arbitration that arose form the brief strike this past summer at Air Canada. Here is the interest arbitration award. Background In…

The Government’s Activist Role in Air Canada Bargaining

The Government’s Activist Role in Air Canada Bargaining

My new industrial relations students will be learning for the first time about how we govern industrial conflict in Canada.  The  latest Air Canada dispute presents an opportunity to discuss…

Ontario Election: Unions and Political Debate

Ontario Election:  Unions and Political Debate

The Canadian Auto Workers’ president showed up in support of Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty today. He told workers at a CAW organized Bombardier factory in Thunder Bay that the Liberal…

Saying Goodbye to Two Employment Law Giants

Saying Goodbye to Two Employment Law Giants

Canada’s employment law community lost two giants recently, with the untimely passing of both Professor Geoffrey England and Justice Randall Scott Echlin earlier this month.  In an eery coincidence,  Professor…

Top 10 Most Downloaded Workplace Law Articles by Canadians

Top 10 Most Downloaded Workplace Law Articles by Canadians

We’re back and ready for a new year of workplace law blogging.  I’m teaching four courses this fall–two undergrad, one masters’ level, and one Ph.D–covering the full range of employment…

Linda McQuaig References Doorey in Piece on Royals and Unions

Linda McQuaig References Doorey in Piece on Royals and Unions

I’m referenced in Linda McGuaig’s column in the Toronto Star today. Her article contrasts how Canadian media and politicians treat the Royals as down-to-earth regular folk, while public sector workers…