Focusing on the Canadian postwar era, this examination seeks to explain how and why workers were able to exert collective power--and how they might reclaim it. With essays from established and emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this collection assesses the past, present, and uncertain future of labor politics in Canada. The study combines the traditional electoral-based aspects of labor politics with analyses of the rediscovered forms of working-class organization and strategies influenced by social movements, which have become increasingly important in the Canadian labor movement.
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Stephanie Ross is an assistant professor and a coordinator of the work and labor studies program in the department of social science at York University. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Larry Savage is an associate professor of political science and labor studies at Brock University. He lives in St. Catherine's, Ontario.
"This book brings together a wide range of contributions about labor and politics in Canada, some of them unprecedented. It is much needed: there is nothing like it available, and the issues it deals with are becoming ever more important." --David Camfield, professor of labor studies, University of Manitoba, and author, "Canadian Labour in Crisis"
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