If you’ve ever been curious about the differences between the labour movements in Canada and the U.S., have a look at this quirky little contest from Working America, an AFL-CIO affiliate. The winner of the best “bad boss” story competition wins a vacation (sorry, the voting period is already past), and there are some real doozies (click the Top Stories tab). One entrant tells of their boss, a dentist, who took $100 from every employee—after his clients cancelled their appointments during the week of 9/11. Ouch. Anyway, quite and innovative approach to raising a union’s profile, n’est pas?