Union movement showing signs of new strength in run-up to Labour Day

After years of steep decline, driven by globalization and the loss of manufacturing jobs, Canada’s private sector unions are showing signs of revival.

This recent assessment I wrote for Business in Vancouver drew a protest from Ikea, but I stand by what I said: the continued solidarity of striking Teamsters’ members at Ikea, reminiscent of the long battle by members of the same union against Rocky Mountaineer, may signal an important change.