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The Back to Class Act (York University): A Quick Summary

The Back to Class Act (York University):  A Quick Summary

July 18 2018 Earlier this week, the new Conservative government in Ontario introduced Bill 2, Urgent Priorities Act, 2018.   Schedule 3 of Bill 2 is the York Back to Work…

What Might the Doug Ford Conservatives Do to Labour Law?

What Might the Doug Ford Conservatives Do to Labour Law?

June 12 2018 Is labour law armageddon on the horizon in Ontario? The big win by Doug Ford and the Conservatives last week has raised concerns that Ontario’s labour law…

An “Epic” American Labor Law Case Through a Canadian Lens

An “Epic” American Labor Law Case Through a Canadian Lens

May 29 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week in an important decision that mandatory arbitration clauses inserted by employers into employment contracts block employees from joining a class…

Liberals Introduce Back to Work Legislation to End York Strike

Liberals Introduce Back to Work Legislation to End York Strike

May 7 2018 The Liberals finally delivered York University what it wanted all along: interest arbitration.  It took two months from the commencement of a bitter strike.  Here is a…

Special Investigator Kaplan Recommends Interest Arbitration, Criticizes CUPE’s Bargaining Strategy

Special Investigator Kaplan Recommends Interest Arbitration, Criticizes CUPE’s Bargaining Strategy

The special Industrial Inquiry Commissioner, William Kaplan, has issued his final report.  For reasons that are not clear to me, the government does not appear to release these Industrial Inquiry…

CUPE3903 Soundly Rejects York’s “Final Offer” in Forced Vote. Now What?

CUPE3903 Soundly Rejects York’s “Final Offer” in Forced Vote.  Now What?

 April 9 2018 Striking CUPE3903 members at York University have soundly rejected York University’s proposed collective agreement. The Vote Results The results of the vote, which was ordered after York…

Real Pleadings: York and CUPE File Competing Unfair Labour Practice Complaints

Real Pleadings:  York and CUPE File Competing Unfair Labour Practice Complaints

March 28 2018 Instructors represented by CUPE 3093 have been on strike since March 5.  This past week there were a couple of notable legal developments which have escalated the…

How Will the York Strike End?

How Will the York Strike End?

UPDATE:    March 27 2018 On March 27, York University exercised its legal right to request that the government conduct a “final offer vote” (see below) on its last offer…

Someone (a York Employee) Purchased “CUPE3903.com” to Redirect Traffic to York University’s Strike Page. Did They Break Any Laws?

Someone (a York Employee) Purchased “CUPE3903.com” to Redirect Traffic to York University’s Strike Page.  Did They Break Any Laws?

UPDATE 2 (APRIL 4 2018): Time for another brief update on this post, which began about a month ago when I discussed what was then a hypothetical scenario:  What if…

Guest Blog: Professor Emeritus Roy Adams on Protecting the Right of College Teachers to Strike

Guest Blog:  Professor Emeritus Roy Adams on Protecting the Right of College Teachers to Strike

 February 13 2018 Professor Emeritus Roy Adams (McMaster) has been a dogged advocate of the movement to treat labour rights as human rights for many years.   His work has…

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