Taking sides

Are fines for crossing the picket line fair? Some unions are fining members who cross the picket line during a strike, and the courts are getting involved. The two sides face-off in this special feature.
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/25/2006

No. And they’re not endorsed by a court

By John Mortimer

A shakedown of union members to pay intimidating fines for crossing picket lines during strikes is underway. Some unions are flexing their financial and legal muscles by sending teams of lawyers and staffers to pursue defenceless union members. Their message: pay up or go to court.