Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines whether collective agreement language in Canada is working to protect unionized employees from harassment in local government based on an analysis of 250 collective agreements – 200 from local government organizations and 50 from private organizations – and their harassment policies. The findings reveal that as a whole, local government unions are working to protect employees from harassment as compared to private organizations, but public sector unions could also be offering their members much more protection than they currently do.
MacArthur, Anne, "Watch Your Language: An Analysis of Local Government Collective Agreement Harassment Language" (2005). MPA Major Research Papers. 53.