1. Background work on the assignment may be conducted in groups in time allocated during the class. In this case, the expectation is that each group will work collectively (i.e., brainstorm) on assignment requirements.
2. This assignment itself is to be completed by each person individually. Once group discussion is completed in class, the assignment should not be discussed with any other individual. Each person submits their own report. Students are responsible for following the Academic Integrity Policy of the School of Graduate Studies.
Write a Report based on the topic of:
The relationship between economic and labour market conditions, and trends and outcomes in
Ontario collective bargaining settlements.
Report Requirements: Address these requirements:
(i) [~ 2 pages] Identify the key economic factors or variables that are expected to affect the goals and objectives of employers and unions, in collective bargaining. (Based on research.) .
(ii) [~ 3 pages] Using economic analysis, explain the expected relationship between these key economic factors and collective bargaining outcomes. (Based on research.)
(iii) [~ 4 pages] Consider the work stoppages and collective bargaining settlements in Ontario over
the period from 1995 to 2018. Using the information / data for wages, contract duration, and
work stoppages in Ontario (provided to you), over the period 1995 to 2018, identify and analyze
the key economic factors (for which you have data) that explain the actual (observed) trends in: