Laid-off workers likely union on next job

Manufacturing-sector job seekers face lower wages in new employment
By Danielle Harder
||Last Updated: 08/20/2010

Unionized employees who lose their jobs are just as likely to be in a union workplace in their next position, according to a recent report by Statistics Canada.

The study looked at layoffs in Canada from 2002 to 2006. It found seven in 10 displaced workers were not unionized when they got their layoff notice and were still not unionized after finding a new job. Similarly, unionized workers managed to find a subsequent job within a unionized environment.