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Unions legalized in Canada.
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This Is One of the Most Important Legal Battles for Labor in Decades
Posted On: Jan 11, 2019
Jan. 11, 2019 | JOINT EMPLOYERS |  […] Recently, the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major ruling that was a win for workers, and now this issue seems destined for the Supreme Court. As the legal battle heats up, workers everywhere should be paying close attention, since their livelihoods—or unions—could be affected. Under a traditional employment relationship, workers have one employer who has the power to hire, fire, pay, supervise and direct them. If such workers form a union, the law requires the employer to recognize the union and bargain in good faith. However, there is a growing group of blue-collar, white-collar and service workers who find themselves working for two employers, either through contractors or temporary help firms… Working In These Times 
 
 
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