Posts Tagged ‘labor unions’

Dec
2013
10

Economist: Income Inequality Less Pervasive in Canada “Because Unions Represent 31 Percent of Workers”

  An excellent op-ed from Jim Stanford, economist with Canada’s largest public sector union Unifor, highlights the importance of unions to the middle class.   Arguing that the creation of the middle class was largely a result of higher wages resulting from unionization, Stanford speaks about organized labor’s role in combatting wage...
Nov
2013
12

Wage Dips, Bargaining Outcomes Suggest U.S. “Right-to-Work” Laws May Be Negatively Impacting Canadians

  An interesting piece from Michael Babad of the Toronto Globe and Mail looks into whether Canadian unions are being negatively affected by American “Right-to-Work” (RTW) states.  While RTW legislation has traditionally been the norm in the American south, the decision by the Michigan legislature to adopt the anti-union legislation has...
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