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TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL – the fight for $15

Posted in Baseball, Employment, Minimum Wage, Strategy, Team Development

The economics of work and the divergence in earnings among workplace participants is always a conundrum. A recent Toronto Star newspaper column reported that Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder, Andrew McCutchen, receives a pay stub for each regular pay period in the gross amount of U.S.$820,659.88.  As of May 22, 2015 McCutchen’s batting average was a modest… Continue Reading

A Spring Election or a Classic Fall?

Posted in Baseball, Employment, Strategy

Ontario Provincial elections are  a lot like the playoffs in baseball leading to the World Series (the Fall classic).  You get to see the best “pitchers” in action head to head and all mistakes are magnified in importance. Progressive Conservative Party Leader Tim Hudak is a veteran of a prior campaign but doesn’t have a… Continue Reading

Strike Three – You’re Out!

Posted in Employment, Minimum Wage

The last 2 posts focused on the business environment and the non-starter anti-poverty tactic of increasing the minimum wage in Ontario. STRIKE THREE: A clear thought must be brought to bear on our competitiveness in the Canadian market and of course, in the international business market.  Already, over the last decade, jobs have left Canada… Continue Reading

Kathleen Wynne’s Victory is Good News for Organized Labour and potential bad news for the NDP

Posted in Baseball, Collective Bargaining, Employment, Labour Law, Strategy

The victory by Kathleen Wynne at the Provincial Liberal Party Leadership Convention is a “Home Run” for trade union’s in Ontario. It now appears that among Ms Wynne’s first acts as Premier Designate will be to call the Teacher’s unions and invite them and their fellow travellers, such as  the  Canadian Union of Public Employees, … Continue Reading

The Female Bully Generation

Posted in Employment, Labour Law

Bill 168… Violence and Harassment in the Workplace has served to confused people. Particularly on the harassment side…many not sure what it covers, the majority of people have the capability of understanding violence…it’s the word and concept of harassment that can cause small issues to grow. Section 32: 32.0.6 : deals with having to develop… Continue Reading

4th Inning: An Open Union?

Posted in CAW, Collective Bargaining, Employment

Part of ‘Towards a New Union’, the CAW CEP Proposal Committee Final Report, talks about building an ‘open membership’. The plan is to open membership to the ‘super-union’ to retired people, employees from   unsuccessful organization attempts; individual workers in non-unionized environments  including freelancers and the self-employed (?) and more.  It sounds like the new union… Continue Reading

Play Ball!!

Posted in Baseball, Employment, Labour Law

There are two things that were very prominent in my life since I was six years old, the law – I knew would be a lawyer from the time I could talk. It is my destiny.  It is who I am. I am a fiercely competitive athlete in a 5’2 frame.  I am incredibly good… Continue Reading