Unifor Attempting To Unionize Canada's Junior Hockey Players
Canada-based union Unifor is "rekindling an effort to unionize 1,300 hockey players in the country's major junior leagues." The union scheduled an organizing meeting Wednesday in Montreal to "convince players to sign union cards and form a board of directors for the prospective United Hockey Players Association." Former union official Glenn Gumbley is "a leading figure behind the organizing drive." His "involvement in a similar effort in 2012, then called the Canadian Hockey League Players Association, failed amid allegations of misrepresentation and secrecy" (THESTAR.com, 7/7).