It's easy to see that that role of workers' unions is changing, and unions no longer have the respect or power they once had. A couple of recent events in Ontario make that increasingly clear. Is this just how union relations work in the globalized and unsettled economy? Are unionized workers' demands too great for these austere times?
A colleague of mine thought bedbug infestation invading the workplace would be a good blogging topic because of the frisson he got just thinking of it.