Labour & Labour Unions

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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

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 wage. And though many of us are members of … 108 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

Leading Progess

The Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada, 1920–2020

On February 6, 1920, a small group of public service employees met for the first time to form a professional association. A century later, the Professional Institute of the Public Service Canada … 272 View

The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History

Third Edition

In The Canadian Labour Movement, historian Craig Heron tells the story of Canada’s workers from the mid-nineteenth century through to today, painting a vivid picture of key developments … 252 View

The Fire and the Ashes

Rekindling Democratic Socialism

In The Fire and the Ashes, long-time union economist and policy analyst Andrew Jackson looks back on a fascinating career in the labour movement, the NDP, and left politics, combining keen … 180 View

Winnipeg 1919

The Strikers' Own History of the Winnipeg General Strike

On May 15, 1919 workers from across Winnipeg, ranging from metal workers to telephone operators, united to spark the largest worker revolt in Canadian history. Even the Winnipeg police voted to … 340 View

A Life on the Left

From: The Fire and the Ashes


In the opening chapter, Jackson describes his book as "part personal memoir, part historical analysis, and part political manifesto." He also discusses how the labour movement has been … 12 $1.20 Add


From: A New Kind of Union


Jerry Dias, president of Unifor, overviews why Unifor is an important institution in Canadian labour and briefly documents his experience in its foundation. 4 $0.40 Add


From: Canadian Labour in Crisis


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From: Leading Progess


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