"Card check" eliminates the need for a secret ballot vote if 50 per cent plus one of workers sign union cards.
A recent Supreme Court decision in the United States will allow workers in the government sector to decide whether they pay union dues or not.
Without the anonymity of a secret ballot, union organizers may pressure workers into supporting union certification.
Bill C-4 will make unionization in Canada less democratic, weaken the financial accountability of unions
Government employees in B.C. receive, on average, 7.4 per cent higher wages than comparable workers in the private sector.
When labour regulations are overly restrictive, they impede the ability of employers and workers to adjust to changing economic conditions.
Unions become more powerful from a ban on replacements.
The federal government recently introduced a bill that will make the process for establishing unions less democratic and weaken the financial disclosure requirements for established unions.
Research shows that increasing financial transparency contributes to improved governance and reduced corruption.