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Certification Delay Under Elections and Card-Check Procedures: Empirical Evidence from Canada


Michele Campolieti


University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management

Chris Riddell


University of British Columbia (UBC)

Sara Slinn


Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

October 1, 2007

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2007

Abstract:     
This paper examines the determinants and consequences of delay in the union certification process using data from certification applications and unfair labor practice complaints (ULPs) from British Columbia (1986-98) and Ontario (1993-98). During the period studied, there were several changes in delay-related laws, including laws regulating the presence and stringency of election time limits and the availability of expedited ULP hearings. Key findings are that ULPs against the employer reduced the likelihood of compliance with time limit laws except where expedited ULP hearings also existed; employer-filed objections to the application reduced the likelihood of compliance; and election delay reduced the likelihood of certification success both in policy regimes without time limits and in those where stipulated time limits were frequently breached. Overall, the results suggest that enforced time limits on elections coupled with expedited ULP hearings may substantially mitigate the adverse effects of election delay on certification success.

Keywords: Delay, Unfair Labor Practice Complaints, Time Limits, Certification Success

JEL Classification: J53, J58, J59

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Date posted: May 14, 2011  

Suggested Citation

Campolieti, Michele and Riddell, Chris and Slinn, Sara, Certification Delay Under Elections and Card-Check Procedures: Empirical Evidence from Canada (October 1, 2007). Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1839715

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Michele (Mike) Campolieti (Contact Author)
University of Toronto at Scarborough - Division of Management ( email )
1265 Military Trial
Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4
Canada
Chris Riddell
University of British Columbia (UBC) ( email )
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia BC V6T 1Z2
Canada
Sara Slinn
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University ( email )
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
416-736-5052 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/faculty/Slinn_Sara.html
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