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Stepping Up to a Larger Union Stage, 2010-19


From: Leading Progess


In this chapter, Russell explores how PIPSC dealt with issues and opportunities as it approached its hundred-year aniversary. PIPSC members confronted the Harper government’s muzzling of public servants, the lingering impact of the Great Recession of 2008, the disasterous Pheonix payroll system, and structural changes to the national job market.



Jason Russell

Dr. Jason Russell holds a PhD in history from York University and is an associate professor at SUNY Empire State College in Buffalo, New York. He is the author of Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990 and Making Managers in Canada, 1945–1995: Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities. He is currently working on several forthcoming books on North American labour history.