Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How things have changed in 11 years....

I pulled this from the comments section on one of the Toronto Star's anti-union pieces. See here for what the University used to think of binding arbitration. Cliff's Notes version:
  • Arbitration is not "owned" by any participant
  • Arbitration subverts the search for "mutually agreed upon settlement"
  • Costs may be imposed that are outside the University's budgetary limits
  • An arbitrator "cannot possibly appreciate hte subtleties and complexities of a university such as York."
Money quote:
For YUFA, as with other trade unions, the right of employees to withdraw their services is the ultimate method of resolving disputes.

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