Description: Trump claims victory at Carrier, but critics aren’t so sure Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/12/01/trump-carrier-victory-speech-critics.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the concerns about the intervention at Carrier? Do you think this sets precedence for other businesses? How should business managers deal with this item?
Posts Categorized: Conflict
Description: Are business rivals behind online attacks on the Tesla CEO? Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/elon-musk-vs-the-trolls Questions for Discussions: What are the online publishing risks facing executives and their businesses? How can they counter these risks?
Description: After a drawn out battle, Samsung is finally paying Apple $548 million for infringing Apple patents and copying the look of the iPhone. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: December 04, 2015 Text Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/tech-news/samsung-to-finally-pay-apple-548-million-in-patent-dispute/article27602973/ Questions for Discussion: Will this payout have any impact on Samsung’s sales? Will the realization that Samsung copied the… Read more »
Description: Air Canada, in line with other airlines such as WestJet, are going ahead with a policy of one flight attendant per 50 passengers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, with more than 7,000 Air Canada flight attendants, has challenged this decision at the Federal court. Source: BNN Date: August 08, 2014 Link:http://www.bnn.ca/News/2014/8/8/Union-challenges-Air-Canadas-move-to-fewer-flight-attendants.aspx Questions for Discussion:… Read more »
Description: In an important decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of Wal-Mart workers in Quebec. In 2004, workers at the Wal-Mart store in Jonquière, Quebec, formed a union. Just before the first arbitration was to be carried out, Wal-Mart decided to close down the store, putting all the 190 people out of… Read more »
Description: The federal government approved the Enbridge Northern Gateway project that involves laying crude oil pipelines across a length of 1,177 kilometers in Western Canada. However, for the project to go ahead, Enbridge needs to meet 209 conditions set by the federal government Source: CBC Date: June 17, 2014 Video Link:http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2465601042/?page=2 Questions for Discussion: Do… Read more »
Description: The U.S. government seems to be coming hard on Wall Street. In a recent judgment, the U.S. justice fined JPMorgan $1.7 billion for failing to inform the authorities over Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. Source: CBC Date: Jan 10, 2014 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2429428298/ Questions for Discussion: Should JPMorgan be held responsible and fined… Read more »
Description: A large number of fast food restaurant workers across U.S. are protesting for higher minimum wages. Currently the minimum wage in the U.S. is $7.25/hr. Workers are demanding that minimum wage be raised to around $15/hr. There are arguments both in favour and against such a move. Source: CBC Date: Sept. 5, 2013 Video… Read more »
Description: Bell, Rogers and Telus join forces to complain that foreign companies entering Canada have an unfair advantage. They’re lobbying the government to change telecom policies so that they have a level playing field. Source: CBC Date: July 25 2013 Video Link: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Business/ID/2398259754/ Questions for Discussion: Do you agree with the complaints by the large… Read more »
Description: Chile files serious violations against Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation (world’s largest gold miner) dealing a blow to their Pascua-Lama mine project. The Pascua-Lama mine is believed to house nearly 18 million ounces of gold reserves. Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 24 2013 Text link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/chile-freezes-barricks-pascua-lama-orders-urgent-measures/article12129034/ Questions for Discussion: What are some of… Read more »