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New column: "Canada's Labor Law: An Example for the U.S.?"



Many provisions of the proposed Employee Free Choice Act, the centerpiece of organized labor's agenda in Washington, D.C., were modeled on pro-union legal arrangements familiar north of the border in Canada. How have they worked there? Are they popular and uncontroversial with the Canadian working public? Is it time the U.S. caught up?

The answers may surprise you. In our newest (and original) column, John Endean of the American Business Conference takes a look at Canadian labor law and finds it quite a bit different from what many Americans imagine: more decentralized, more unsettled and controversial, and in certain key respects not in fact as "pro-union" as what American unions tried to push through Congress in early drafts of EFCA. Excerpted last week in Forbes, the paper was commissioned by the Manhattan Institute as the first in a planned series of Institute papers on labor policy; you can read its full-length version here.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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