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Introduction of Tethered Feller-Bunchers which Eliminated Hand Faller Positions was a Technological Change

Coastline Forestry Group Inc. v United Steelworkers, Local 1-1937, 2018 CanLII 74197 (BC LA) The employer introduced tethered feller-bunchers (mechanical tree harvesters) in their operation during the same month it laid off its only two hand fallers. The tethering system enabled the feller-bunchers to harvest steeper slopes and rough terrain which previously required hand fallers. The iss...
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