In fact, decisions were often favourable to CLAC, though more often in Alberta than in Ontario (Table 1).
Only rarely did grievances involve issues of individual members, the exception being a number (8) of duty of fair representation cases against CLAC by members in Alberta, though all were dismissed by the ALRB.
At first glance, this might lead one to believe CLAC is a union that is more focused on organizing new members than servicing.
CLAC has a select number of affiliated construction union locals that attempt to certify contractors already represented or to represent workers currently targeted by other unions.
CLAC has received both favourable and unfavourable decisions in representational conflicts in the construction sector, often over the union's collaboration with employers in certification drives.
Upon hearing of the certification application and UA Local 488's campaign leading up to the application, CLAC'S senior management reacted quickly and affirmatively.
In another "raiding" case (which involved multiple appeals to the ALRB), again with the UA (as well as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers), an original panel decision was not favourable to CLAC due to the union-employer collaboration involved:
Witnesses admitted that both Firestone and CLAC considered the MVU [Millennium Vacuum Unit project] workforce an organizing target by the building trades.
Again, CLAC'S determination to enter the construction sector and break the jurisdictional monopolies of the trades unions is an explicit geographical strategy.
An example is CLAC'S support for Bill 73, the Fair and Open Tendering Act of 2013.
(54) The "unionized contractors" referred to by Harris were those represented by CLAC. These companies are excluded from the tendering process in a group of municipalities that includes Toronto.
The Ontario Construction Secretariat (ocs), the body that facilitates provincial collective agreements for 25 trades in the province's industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) construction sector (and opposes CLAC and PCA contractors), unsurprisingly did not support the bill.