Union drives go full steam ahead

Toyota, WestJet targets of major private sector certification effort
By Sabrina Nanji
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/20/2014

Rumours of the union’s death have been greatly exaggerated, it would seem.

Organizing efforts at two heavyweight transportation companies — Calgary-based WestJet and Toyota’s Ontario plants — have kicked into high gear.

Despite recent stabilization of unionization rates in the country following a 30-year slump, the move could signal a watershed moment for the labour movement.