Building A Better World, 4th Edition
An Introduction to the Labour Movement in Canada
A key introduction to the history, role, strategies and contributions of unions and the labour movement in Canada, now with a discussion of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the collective power of workers.
Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada, 2nd ed.
This updated multidisciplinary collection of essays explores the strategic political possibilities and challenges facing the Canadian labour movement in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 and expose the tactics and strategies of employers and anti-labour governments while also interrogating some of the labour movement’s own practices as a source of anti-union sentiment among workers.
Building a Better World, 3rd Edition
An Introduction to the Labour Movement in Canada, 3rd Edition
“Since it was first published, Building a Better World has been the best available book to introduce readers to unions in Canada. … With workers and unions facing increasingly severe attacks from employers and governments, this new version is most welcome.” — David Camfield, University of Manitoba, author of Canadian Labour in Crisis
Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity
For decades, public sector unions in Canada have been plagued by austerity, privatization, taxpayer backlash and restrictions on union rights. In recent years, the intensity of state-led attacks against public sector workers has reached a fevered pitch, raising the question of the role of public sector unions in protecting their members and the broader public interest.
Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity examines the unique characteristics of public sector unionism in a Canadian context. Contributors to this multi-disciplinary collection explore both the strategic possibilities and challenges facing public sector unions that are intent on resisting austerity, enhancing their power and connecting their interests as workers with those of citizens who desire a more just and equitable public sphere.