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It’s Not A Termination, It’s Alumni Building

“I feel more like an Alumni than someone who just go fired”! – Terminated employee at the conclusion of the termination meeting.   Terminating an employee, or group of employees as the case may be, is not a pleasant experience for either party.  It’s even a little less pleasant when termination(s) isn’t based on poor […]

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Union Avoidance Is Not A By-Chance Outcome

Traditionally manufacturing, the trades, government and primary resources have been unionized, or have been hugely vulnerable to unionization. With the Great Recession of 2008-09 these sectors shrunk, forcing unions to target non-traditional industry sectors. The fact is that unions are for-profit organizations and with jeopardy to their traditional markets they are forced to seek out […]

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The Changing Face of Unionization

A recent Globe and Mail article (In Canada The Fading Union Movement Is A Male Phenomenon, Tavia Grant, Tuesday, November 26th, 2013) states that Canada’s unionization rates over recent decades is declining and there is a dwindling proportion of men in the labour movement.  What is not clear from the article, however, is whether this […]

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