Tug of war developing around worker choice, union transparency (Guest Commentary)

Could right-to-work legislation come to Canada?
By Richard Charney
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/28/2013

There’s a new debate taking place about unions and worker choice in Canada and the United States. It’s one that would have been hard to imagine even a few years ago.

In a surprising move, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed two “right-to-work” bills into law on Dec. 11. That made Michigan the 24th state in the U.S. with such legislation.

The fact it happened in what was viewed as a bastion of organized labour and the birthplace of the United Auto Workers was a shock. But now that a right-to-work Michigan is a reality, many unions, employers and governments in the U.S. — as well as Canada — are asking “Who’s next?”