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"Hamilton will not opt out of new provincial labour laws designed to end a long-standing and controversial union monopoly on city construction work.
"The Progressive Conservatives are changing the Labour Relations Act to label local governments "nonconstruction employers," a move meant to open up bidding on municipal projects. Cities can choose to opt out of the change, but must make a decision by July 3.
"The change would mean Hamilton is no longer bound by a 2005 labour board decision that granted exclusive rights to all city carpentry work to members or affiliates of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America."
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Excerpted from "Progressive Conservative labour law changes to end Carpenters’ union monopoly on City of Hamilton projects," The Hamilton Spectator, June 19, 2019.