Dockworkers wearing picket signs at the front gate of the dock.

The Dock Workers

There are continued calls to legislate the BC dock workers back to work. And of course employers don’t need to negotiate; they just need to wait for the federal government to make the move.

But why do we always opt for ‘legislate them back to work’? Why is it never ‘legislate the companies to pay them what they are asking for’? That would also resolve the strike.

Government intervention isn’t necessarily bad. It’s the one-sided nature of government intervention that is.

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