Employee association, traditional union or new social order?

More and more we’re starting to hear how groups of precariously-employed workers are responding to the vagaries of the “new normal” labour market. From lower-skilled workers to professionals of all stripes, an increasing number of workers are classified as independent contractors, temporary workers, contract employees, part-time and freelancers.

Three stories have caught our attention: one in the US, one in Canada and one from Europe. Putting the three together forces some interesting observations and questions. Read more in this commentary piece by Lynne Fernandez, CCPA-MB's Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues.