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Adrian last won the day on August 12 2016

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  1. Career Services Megathread poll!

    I will definitely be contributing answers to this thread when it comes out.
  2. If you are a person who wants a tattoo you'll likely find some other way to piss off the dinosaurs and prudes anyways.
  3. Union vs. Management-Side; What's the Difference?

    Eh. I don't even really believe that.
  4. Union vs. Management-Side; What's the Difference?

    I was using 3903 to be extreme. The point is that I think unions are best served by temperate ideas from counsel and the best union counsel probably understand that. Also to the comment that modern unions aren't businesses, that's just a laugh.
  5. Union vs. Management-Side; What's the Difference?

    I think it's better if your lawyer could temper your worst instincts as a client. I'm sure CUPE 3903 could use some firm direction away from their "socio-political movement" ideas and tactics. Same with the management side.
  6. Union vs. Management-Side; What's the Difference?

    I'm not surprised by that at all.
  7. Deciding a direction in law

    Anecdotal, but I had no idea what area of law I wanted to do when I started. I decided to focus on labour and employment while in law school (after doing a bit of employment law in first year contracts).
  8. Screwups and Faceplants

    Same.
  9. Union vs. Management-Side; What's the Difference?

    I worked at a management side firm. There is no reason not to take employment and labour courses even if it is not an absolute deal breaker. If you want to work in the area it make sense to get the foundational knowledge in school rather than learning on the go. As to the firms themselves, I can't really compare them, since I only worked in one. I think things like atmosphere are driven less by the fact that the firm is a management side or union side and more by the personalities in the firms themselves. I would say that you need to be committed to the cause of organized labour if you want to work on the union side, and you need to be able to demonstrate that commitment. The work itself would be largely similar and advocacy based. A caveat, is that as a management side you'll do things like policy reviews and advising on corporate transactions in a way that I imagine you wouldn't do as a union side lawyer.
  10. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    I am not saying it's a moral victory rather than its confirmation that I am not a complete dunce.
  11. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    I don't want to debate the result, since that happened a lot, I just want to say that I feel vindicated that at least two justices saw things the way I saw them since I know it wasn't the popular viewpoint.
  12. Trinity Western Loses 7-2

    Yep, the Law Society Act was amended by the budget bill.
  13. York Strike Problem

    As discussed in another thread, to not do so would be illegal.
  14. Concerned Law Student

    As for that case, as I read it, it was employees in a legal strike position who were crossing the picket line. It would be as if CUPE 3903 members decided to return to work in the middle of the strike (which is their right). So, it doesn't speak to the issue of unionized or non-unionized employees who are not part of the striking union refusing to cross the picket line.
  15. Concerned Law Student

    If I understand police procedure, they will only intervene when there is a court injunction. Getting an injunction takes time (I think anyone who was an articling student or junior associate at a management side labour firm has stories about being on strike injunction teams), and so unions will generally get at least a day to do what they want relatively unimpeded. As for Epeeist's point, generally the request to refuse to cross picket lines comes from union leadership, meaning that even if it is individual decision making there is a concerted action behind it. I don't recall the case law much anymore because I haven't dealt with strikes in years.
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