Allowing workers to bargain independently from the union would help limit the problem of free-riding while not forcing workers to join a union and pay dues.
Despite the potential for increased worker choice to benefit workers, opponents often raise three objections as reason not to pursue such reform.
Pilots at WestJet recently voted to reject union representation, sparking renewed interest in labour relations laws in Canada. The vote means WestJet pilots will remain non-union in contrast to their counterparts at Air Canada.
Ontario, once Canada’s flourishing economic and manufacturing hub, is in steady decline with slow economic growth and rapidly expanding government debt being a sad yet reoccurring story.