Taking sidesAre 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.By 04/24/2006|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 04/25/2006 No. And they’re not endorsed by a courtBy John MortimerA 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. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.