News out of Vancouver is that the Vancouver Public Library has taken city managers out of negotiations with library workers (represented by CUPE) and hired high-priced lawyers. Says the union:
"The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 391 says the Vancouver
Public Library Board has misplaced its priorities by cutting $500,000
in staff time that provides direct services to the public while hiring
veteran lawyer Kim Thorne of Roper Greyell at hundreds of dollars an
hour to assist in bargaining."
I am inclined to agree with that.