Collective bargaining support

Consulting services:

  • Evaluating general economic trends and their impact on collective bargaining
  • Analyzing local, provincial and national budgets and their impact on collective bargaining
  • Number crunching in support of collective bargaining and interest arbitration
  • Analysis and communication of corporate information in restructuring,  insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Preparation and presentation of course materials and seminars on costing collective agreements
  • Deconstructing corporate finances, developing strategic options and communicating the results

Background

  • 30 years of experience in economic research and public policy analysis at all four levels of government and in the trade union movement
  • A record of delivering concise, credible and accurate work in a wide variety of environments and under extreme time pressure
  • 20 years of involvement in collective bargaining support on behalf of some of Canada’s largest trade union locals
  • Recognized particular expertise in:
    • Public finance and budgetary policy
    • Elementary and secondary education finance
    • Pension policy and administration
    • Pension investment
    • Analysis and evaluation of collective agreement costs
    • The steel and mining industries
  • Experience in consulting on behalf of client unions and associations in the private sector and in the public sector
  • An expert in the use of spreadsheets for data analysis and in the design of spreadsheet tools for negotiators
  • A highly-regarded writer of speeches and reports

Representative clients

  • CUPE Local 416 — Toronto municipal workers
  • CUPE Local 4400
  • United Steelworkers of America
  • Canadian Labour Congress
  • University of Toronto Faculty Association
  • Association of Management and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
  • IBEW
  • Confederation of Ontario University Staff Associations
  • CUPE National

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