Economic consulting

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
    • 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

    • University of Toronto Faculty Association
    • CUPE Local 4400 — Toronto Education Workers
    • CUPE Local 1750 — Ontario WSIB employees
    • United Steelworkers of America
    • Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
    • Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
    • Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
    • Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association
    • Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
    • Ontario Health Coalition
    • Alberta Federation of Labour
    • Ontario Professional Firefighters Association
    • Association of Management and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
    • Confederation of Ontario University Staff Associations

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