Research shows that minimum wage legislation has negative effects on employment, particularly for low-skilled workers.
Minimum wage legislation reduces employment and non-wage benefits such as skills training.
Without a secret ballot, union organizers may pressure workers into supporting union certification.
Some workers may be uncomfortable publically voicing their opinion against unionization.
Tim Hudak, Ontarios Progressive Conservatives leader, boldly started a conversation about fundamental reform of labour regulations governing unionization in 2012. He recently, and nearly as boldly, walked back from such commitments, largely out of political necessity. However, such necessity does not negate the importance of such laws for Ontarios competitiveness.