Judge returns Butt to leadership of cab union by Steve Arnold at The Spec on 4 January 2014.
The article focuses on the legal reinstatement of labour leader Ejaz Butt as the president of the Ontario Taxi Workers Union; the reinstatement is due to the union’s board of directors not following the proper rules in dismissing their president. I debated whether I was going to include this article, since there aren’t any leadership lessons. I kept coming back to the article, though, since it focuses on someone who has been re-instated to a leadership position via legal means, and not through the desire of his followers. Although he may be a leader by title, in this situation it would seem to be a very shallow definition of the word. The feeling of the board appears to be clear – it would be interested to see what a full vote from the union’s membership would bring.