Here’s an article on the TTC strike. Pay attention to how personalities and politics can influence industrial relations outcomes. This sort of internal union politicking is not uncommon–it is a natural result of the democratic process and, I would argue, not inherently unhealthy. Unfortunately, sometimes union politics can have spill-over effects on third parties, including public transit riders. What do you think?
Professor Doorey is an Associate Professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations at York University. He is Academic Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s executive LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law and a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program. Professor Doorey is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., Ph.D), London School of Economics (LLM Labour Law), and the University of Toronto (B.A., M.I.R.).