The Canadian Labour Movement

The Canadian Labour Movement

A Short History

Book - 2012
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Tells the story of Canada's workers from the mid-nineteenth century through to today, painting a vivid picture of key developments, such as the birth of craft unionism, the breakthroughs of the fifties and sixties, and the setbacks of the early twenty-first century.
Tells the story of Canada's workers from the mid-nineteenth century through to today. Describes the rise of globalization and the restructuring of the private sector that began in the nineties and continues today. The results have been catastrophic for Canadian working people as plants closed and union activities were curtailed. As the political right succeeded in dominating public debate during this period, workers suffered ever greater losses: fewer and more precarious jobs, rising unemployment, stagnating wages, and increases in poverty. Only with the crash of 2008 and the Occupy Wall Street movement has space for the political left and labour begun to open up once again.
Publisher: Toronto : J. Lorimer, c2012
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9781459400566
1459400569
Branch Call Number: 331. 88 HER
Characteristics: xix, 232 p. ; 23 cm

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