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Real Pleadings: General Motor’s Successful Illegal Strike Application Against Unifor

Real Pleadings:   General Motor’s Successful Illegal Strike Application Against Unifor

February 26 2019 The Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a “bottom line” decision today ruling that Unifor and some of its officials acted unlawfully by engaging in an illegal strike…

My Entry on Harvard’s OnLabor Blog: “Cross Border Reflections on the Future of Labor Law Reform”

My Entry on Harvard’s OnLabor Blog:  “Cross Border Reflections on the Future of Labor Law Reform”

Happy New Year all! For my first entry of the year, I will simply link to a short comparative labour law piece I published this week in the great OnLabor…

Amazon’s Direct Line to Doug Ford Reminiscent of Mike Harris’s 1990s Lovefest With Walmart

Amazon’s Direct Line to Doug Ford Reminiscent of Mike Harris’s 1990s Lovefest With Walmart

You have to hand it to Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford.  At least he is open about how he gives special privileged access to giant American corporations.  Some politicians might be…

A Cross Country Update on the Card-Check versus Mandatory Ballots Debate in Canada

A Cross Country Update on the Card-Check versus Mandatory Ballots Debate in Canada

October 3 2018 I’m heading to Harvard Law School next week for the Clean Slate Project meetings to do a talk on the state of Canadian labour law, with an…

Tweet of the Day: “Economists are Starting to Suspect that Unions Were a Better Deal than Textbooks Made Them Out To Be”

Tweet of the Day:  “Economists are Starting to Suspect that Unions Were a Better Deal than Textbooks Made Them Out To Be”

September 24 2018 This is my absolute new favourite headline on #IndustrialRelations and #LabourEconomists.   The accompanying article provides a nice, brief summary of the long-standing debates about What Unions…

A Successful Strike Vote is All That Stands in the Way of Employer Imposing Contract Terms

A Successful Strike Vote is All That Stands in the Way of Employer Imposing Contract Terms

September 16 2018 At York University, where I work, not a single full-time faculty member wants there to be a work stoppage.  I presume neither does the employer.   Lord…

Unifor Posts Photos of Replacement Workers as Gander Lockout Drags On

Unifor Posts Photos of Replacement Workers as Gander Lockout Drags On

 September 10, 2018 Unionized workers in Gander have been locked out by a Kansas-based company called D-J Composites since December 2016.  Let that sink in.  For almost two years, the…

A Wrongful Dismissal Case and the Absence of a Right of Employees to Act Collectively

A Wrongful Dismissal Case and the Absence of a Right of Employees to Act Collectively

August 28 2018 I want to start the 2018-19 academic year with an interesting issue that I have written about periodically over the years.  It has to do with the…

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…

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