Dorothy E. Smith

Dorothy E. Smith is professor emerita in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies at OISE/UT and adjunct professor, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria.

  • Manufacturing Meltdown

    Reshaping Steel Work

    By D.W. Livingstone, Dorothy E. Smith and Warren Smith     February 2011

    In the 1980s, following decades of booming business, the global steel industry went into a precipitous decline, which necessitated significant restructuring. Management demanded workers’ increased participation in evermore temporary and insecure labour. Engaging the workers at the flagship Stelco plant in Hamilton, the authors document new management strategies and the responses of unionized workforces to them. These investigations provide valuable insights into the dramatic changes occurring within the Canadian steel industry.