Organizing Unions

Cornish, Mary; Spink, Lynn
Publisher:  Second Story Press, Canada
Year Published:  1994
ISBN:  0-929005-55-4
Library of Congress Number:  HD6490.072C35 1994   Dewey:  331.87'09713
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX9499

How to form or build a union. Shows how to strength organizing drives by responding to the concerns of all workers, including women, immigrant workers, people of colour, workers with disabilities, lebians and gay men, and part-time and casual workers.


Table of Contents

Introduction and Acknowledgements

1. Unions Make Good Sense
2. Unions: Fact and Fiction
3. Laws and Legal Advice
4. Choosing a Union
5. The Campaign for a Union
6. The Campaign: Management Reactions
7. The Ontario Labour Relations Board
8. Defining the Bargaining Unit: Rules and Guidelines
9. Which Route? What Employer?
10. Submitting Your Application to the Labour Board
11. Petitions and Interventions
12. The Hearing Process
13. Organizing Protections and Fighting Unfair Labour Practices
14. Examinations
15. The Representation Vote
16. Negotiating Your First Contract

Appendix A: Dependent and Independent Contractors
Appendix B: Model Constitution
Appendix C: Changing Unions or Facing a Competing Union
Appendix D: Sample Application for Certification and Declaration Verifying Membership Evidence
Appendix E: Sample Unfair Labour Practice Complaint
Appendix F: Cases on Unfair Firings During a Campaign
Appendix G: Ontario Labour Law Before and After 1993 Amendments to Labour Relations Act
Appendix H: Charts Comparing Ontario Labour Law with Other Canadian Jurisdictions

Labour Organizations
Selected Bibliography

Subject Headings

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