Evidently, the union doesn't make us that strong.
Toronto Star carriers finally win the right to collectively bargain, and their first labour agreement spells their demise. We haven't sat in on any labour negotiations lately, but are you sure that's how it's supposed to work?
Under the Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild's agreement with the Star, the 2,000 carriers will continue to work at the paper until August 31. After that they will get severance money of up to $4,000 each. They are also guaranteed new -- non-union -- carrier jobs with the firm the Star contracts with, at their current rates until February 2002.
The Guild isn't exactly the Teamsters, is it?