Trump Asks Court to Quickly Reinstate Anti-Union Orders

WASHINGTON (CN) – President Donald Trump has called on the D.C. Circuit to immediately green-light enforcement of three executive orders challenged by labor unions and deemed unlawful by a federal judge last year. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) His motion filed Tuesday night comes one week after the federal appeals court overturned the lower court ruling striking down provisions in the orders that tighten regulations on labor negotiations in government workplaces. Trump is now asking the D.C. Circuit to expedite its ruling on the “erroneous injunction” put in place last year by U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, who sided with the American Federation of Government Employees, or AFL-CIO, collectively representing the unions.

Source: Trump Asks Court to Quickly Reinstate Anti-Union Orders


New Ontario law allows less pay for overtime |

But Pam Frache, co-ordinator of the Ontario Fight for $15 & Fairness campaign, said the new law gives “the green light to employers to demand that workers work more but get paid less.”

For example, an employee who works 30 hours in weeks one and two and 60 hours in weeks three and four would normally be entitled to 32 hours of overtime pay that month. With the month-long averaging agreements that Bill 66 allows, they would get just four hours of overtime pay.

Frache said the new measures will encourage employers to assign erratic schedules to workers in order to minimize overtime payments.

“It can really introduce precarity and uncertainty and fluctuating hours,” she said.

Previously, employers required permission from the Ministry of Labour to use an averaging agreement.

“Requiring Ministry of Labour approval of overtime-averaging agreements is an essential safeguard for employees’ basic overtime protections and ensuring there are bona fide reasons for overtime averaging,” said Joshua Mandryk, a lawyer with Toronto-based labour law firm Goldblatt Partners.

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Hudak’s Background on Unions

A little background info on Tim Hudak and his Union support. Judge for yourself!

First from a questionnaire from CTV and Tim Hudak responses.

I have done a little research on his political idols.

Follow the link:Tim Hudak 20 Questions


On Ronald Reagan:

“Reagan’s war on labor began in the summer of 1981, when he fired 13,000 striking air traffic controllers and destroyed their union. As Washington Post columnist Harold Meyerson noted, that was “an unambiguous signal that employers need feel little or no obligation to their workers, and employers got that message loud and clear — illegally firing workers who sought to unionize, replacing permanent employees who could collect benefits with temps who could not, shipping factories and jobs abroad.”


On Margret Thatcher

“The Cabinet papers published under the 30-year rule lay bare the scale of Margaret Thatcher’s long-held ambitions to crush the power of Britain’s trade unions even before she had won her historic 144-seat majority landslide victory.”


TIM HUDAK some background info,

“In the early 1990’s, under the then-led Ontario NDP government, legislation was introduced that allowed Ontario farm workers to unionize just like other workers in the province. But in 1995, newly elected Conservative Premier Mike Harris discarded that legislation, and re-introduced a farm union ban. Tim Hudak, the current leader of the Ontario PC party, was a member of the Harris caucus when the ban was instituted. Since then the discriminatory ban has been at the centre of a number of legal battles, including a recent decision by the International Labour Organization (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, that the Ontario ban violates the human rights of agriculture workers in Ontario.