Labour Studies

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A New Kind of Union

Unifor and the birth of the modern Canadian union

This book describes the unique process by which the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) decided not just to merge but to create … 256 View

Bankrupticies & Bailouts

Recession? Depression? Market adjustment? Billion-dollar bailouts? Just what is happening to the economy? Like the rest of the industrialized world, Canada is in the midst of an economic crisis … ; 168 View

Boom, Bust and Crisis

Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada

Informed by both critical animal studies and critical terrorism studies, John Sorenson analyzes ecoterrorism as a social construction. He examines how corporations that profit from animal … 199 View

Building a Better World Third Edition

An Introduction to the Labour Movement in Canada

This third edition of Building a Better World offers a comprehensive introductory overview of Canada’s labour movement. The book includes an analysis of why workers form unions; assesses … ; ; ; 232 View

Canadian Labour in Crisis

Reinventing the Workers' Movement

Does Canada have a working-class movement? Though many of us think of ourselves as middle class, most of us are, in fact, working class: we work for a wageThrough an analysis of the contemporary … 108 View

Changing Tides

Gender, Fisheries and Globalization

Fisheries are among the most globalized economic sectors in the world. Relying largely on wild resources and employing millions of people and feeding many millions more, fisheries provide a … ; ; 319 View

Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada

Farm Workers and the Fraser Case

On 29 April 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in Attorney General of Ontario v Fraser, which dealt with the scope of constitutional protection of collective … ; ; 333 View

Fight Back

Workplace Justice for Immigrants

Displacement of people, migration, immigration and the demand for labour are connected to the fundamental restructuring of capitalism and to the reduction of working class power through … ; 128 View

Hollow Work, Hollow Society?

Globalization and the Casual Labour Problem in Canada

More and more people in Canada and other Western countries are now working at part-time, short-term and other casual jobs. People are now asking: What happened to full-time employment? Why is … 112 View

If You’re In My Way, I’m Walking

The Assault on Working People Since 1970

“If you’re in my way I’m walking.” This arrogant statement by former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien on the occasion of his physical altercation with a protester in … 160 View

Labour in Canada Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling

Transforming Lives Through Women's Unison Education

Although the health of the trade union movement may rest on its ability to include women in membership and leadership, little attention has been paid to women-only labour education. This original … ; ; 144 View

Labour Under Attack

Anti-Unionism in Canada

This multi-disciplinary edited collection critically examines the causes and effects of anti-unionism in Canada. Primarily through a series of case studies, the book’s contributors document … ; 150 View

Sick and Tired

Health and Safety Inequalities

Bringing together a multidisciplinary group of experts from the fields of labour studies, public health, ergonomics, epidemiology, sociology and law, Sick and Tired examines the … 203 View

The Age of Increasing Inequality

The Astonishing Rise of Canada's 1%

For 35 years, Canada has become vastly wealthier, but most people have not. This book documents the dramatic and rapid growth in inequality. It identifies the causes. It proposes meaningful steps … 248 View

The Canadian Labour Movement

A Short History

The Canadian Labour Movement tells the story of Canada’s workers since the mid-nineteenth century, painting a vivid picture of key developments, such as the birth of craft unionism, the … ; 240 View