One of the side effects of the pandemic has been considerably higher movement in the employment sector. In addition to what is being termed “the Great Resignation,” employees have increasingly opted to organize and unionize their workplaces.
In early 2021, Statistics Canada noted that the union density rate was 31.3%, an increase from 30.2% in 2019, and the highest it has been for 15 years. Safety concerns, greater stability, and more input into decisions during the pandemic and recovery are all attributed to driving forced behind increased interest in unionization.
While unions play a crucial role in addressing . . . [more]