The trade union movement’s proposal to allow ‘multi-employer’ collective bargaining has won crucial support from small business advocates.
Collective bargaining carried out by unions can ultimately benefit employers, not just employees.
Workers, particularly at the beginning of their careers, don’t know their rights in the workplace, and often fear asserting them.
When it comes to dealing with Uber’s difficult working conditions, Uber drivers are on their own.
Lower real living standards now represent the price of being in paid work.
The reasons have a lot to do with the nature of unions as representative of workers’ views, as well as the importance of protecting their right to bargain.
Across the United States, police are shielded from both public and departmental accountability by multiple layers of contractual and legislative protections.
The federal NDP is missing an opportunity to put workers’ rights firmly on the agenda during this election campaign.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Research suggests union membership by default could help reduce income inequality and its associated social ills.
Secure and appropriate compensation for judges is a constitutionally recognized component of judicial independence. Here’s why politics must not be allowed to interfere with it.
Ottawa has ordered postal workers back on the job, but is it constitutional? We should be circumspect about intervening in the bargaining process and skeptical about claims it’s in the public good.
Tech companies overseas are signing collective agreements with their employees. Might Australia be next?
Even with the most favourable laws, unions will still need to confront the reality of a dramatic transformation in the world of work.
Trump has attacked NAFTA, saying that cheap, under-regulated Mexican labor hurts American workers. If he’s right, then NAFTA negotiations could be a chance to push Mexico on workers’ rights.
Not only did trade union membership peak in the 1970s – so did their way of doing things.
Once investors put their shoulders to the wheel, everything changes.
Thwarted efforts to organize at Yale and a New York nursing home show how a changing of the guard at the National Labor Relations Board could potentially end the labor movement.
The purpose of the Labor Department is to advocate on behalf of workers. As such, it deserves a qualified leader of competence and commitment.
Doctors in Kenya went on strike two months ago asking the government to implement a collective bargaining agreement signed in June 2013.