This opinion piece is written by Buzz Hargrove, Director of the Canadian Auto Workers. His beef is with the quick and non-contested nature of the back-to-work legislation rushed through the legislature ending the TTC strike. Pay attention to his arguments in the piece: what are they? Some readers are likely to point out that Buzz recently angered the labour movement by agreeing to a “no strike” pledge in a “neutrality agreement” with Magna. How does Buzz explain the difference between this sort of agreement between a union and an employer and back-to-work legislation ending a public sector strike?
Professor Doorey is an Associate Professor of Work Law and Industrial Relations at York University. He is the Director of the School of HRM at York and Director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s executive LLM Program in Labour and Employment Law and on the Advisory Board of the Osgoode Certificate program in Labour Law. He is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program and a member of the International Advisory Committee on Harvard University’s Clean Slate Project, which is re-imaging labor law for the 21st century