The consequences of a strong union presence in Quebec

Quebec stands out with the highest rate of unionization among Canadian provinces and U.S. states. Unions enjoy more extensive legal privileges in Quebec than elsewhere. Is this an asset or a drawback for the Quebec economy? Following a general outline of Quebec’s union situation in the North American context, this Note will examine the economic consequences of a strong union presence.

Links of interest

Media release: Quebec’s high rate of unionization hurts employment and investment

Appendix: Effects of unions on wages, Effects on employment, Effects on investment, Effects on economic growth, U.S. states with right to work laws, others

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