Chat recap

What impact do unions have on your work?

Catherine Swift, the spokeswoman for a group running ads targeting unions, took questions Thursday on whether unions stand in the way of workers.

Working Canadians spokeswoman thinks organized labour is impeding progress

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak's has announced plans to change provincial labour laws to make union membership optional. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)

Catherine Swift is the chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and also the spokeswoman for a new organization running advertisements targeting unions called Working Canadians.

Catherine Swift, the chair of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, is also spokeswoman for Working Canadians, a new group that has launched advertisements targeting unions in Ontario. (Courtesy Catherine Swift)
The group is in part a response to the Working Families coalition, which has run ads against the Progressive Conservatives in past provincial campaigns.

The Working Canadians campaign comes at a time when Tory leader Tim Hudak is planning to change Ontario's labour laws to make union membership optional.

Swift was Ontario Today's guest on Thursday, where we asked whether unions standing in your way at work, or if they've helped you thrive.

Swift took part in live chat afterwards, which you can check out below.