In some of the rhetoric I see online regarding wildcat strikes, I see people referring to them as illegal. I wanted to talk about that usage.
Cutting salaries and cutting positions makes a bad economy worse, not better.
Rachel Notley was responsible for 0.7% of them.
Travis Toews doesn’t like that Alberta nurses asked for a 7% wage increase over 4 years, but he’s not telling you the whole story.
Alberta’s provincial government proposed cutting union wages by 5 points more than an arbitrator awarded this past spring.
Non-union wages are too low.
In fact, union wages are increasing at slower rate now than they were a decade ago.
For decades, the proportion of Canada’s total jobs that unionized jobs made up has been shrinking.