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Plant Closing, Bankruptcies, and Workers’ Claims

There is a story in the Star today about another plant closing, this one at Progressive Moulded Products in Vaughan. The workers have set up a picket line and are…

Pleadings: Wal-Mart Canada v. USWA

Here’s the second installment of “Real Life Pleadings”. It involves the famous walmart-canada case in Windsor, which led to the first certified Walmart store in the world. If you recall,…

The G.M. Damages Argument

It appears that nothing much happened today in the court in terms of G.M.’s argument for damages resulting from the CAW protest picket line.  Recall we noted in an earlier…

The Vote versus Card-Check Debate Again: Saskatchewan

The Saskatechewan Party, following on the heals of Mike Harris’s Conservative Party in Ontario and Gordon Campbell’s Liberal Party in B.C., intend to make significant changes to provincial labour laws. …

The G.M. Injunction Decision

Justice Salmers issued his decision in the G.M. injunction on June 13th.  Here it is.  It’s an interesting decision. Ultimately, G.M. gets its injunction, because the court believed the company and…

The G.M. Injunction

Here’s yet another story about the G.M. events, this time involving G.M.’s attempt to obtain an injunction to stop the CAW members and supporters from picketing outside the company’s head…

Is Refusing to Disclose a Criminal Conviction ‘Just Cause’ for Dismissal?

The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld an arbitrator’s ruling that failing to disclose a manslaughter conviction in an employment application did not amount to ‘just cause’ for dismissal of a…

Here’s the G.M. Collective Agreement Language

Thank you to Buzz Hargrove for sending me the relevant collective agreement language in the G.M. – C.A.W. collective agreement.   Recall that the C.A.W. has said publicly that the…

Guest Blog: Hirsch on Whether the CAW could strike GM if U.S. law applied?

The CAW came away empty handed from the their meeting with GM leaders in Detroit, and the union has now revved up its threats of a ‘wildcat’ strike, which means…

G.M. Closure and Strikes in Canada

Check out this excerpt from the Canadian Press Story today on G.M.’s surprise announcement that it is closing its truck assembly plant in Oshawa: Hargrove said the union wasn’t ruling out anything…