Unions, Equity, and the Path to Renewal

Unions, Equity, and the Path to Renewal

by Janice R. Foley
     
 

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Trade unions in Canada are losing their traditional support base, and membership numbers could sink to US levels unless unions recapture their power. Unions, Equity, and the Path to Renewal brings together a distinguished group of union activists and equity scholars who trace how traditional union cultures, practices, and structures have eroded solidarity

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Trade unions in Canada are losing their traditional support base, and membership numbers could sink to US levels unless unions recapture their power. Unions, Equity, and the Path to Renewal brings together a distinguished group of union activists and equity scholars who trace how traditional union cultures, practices, and structures have eroded solidarity and activism and created an equity deficit in Canadian unions. Informed by a feminist vision of unions as instruments of social justice, the contributors argue that equity within unions is not simply one possible path to union renewal—it is the only way to reposition organized labor as a central institution in workers' lives.

University of Washington Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780774816816
Publisher:
University of British Columbia Press
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Leah Vosko
This is an important book on a timely topic. It asks readers to consider pathways to renewal within the union movement as well as at its margins— contributors illustrate that internal dynamics are as important to scrutinize as external ones. In this way, it highlights the importance of history at the same time as mapping the evolution of core debates in two areas of inquiry— equity organizing and union renewal— that, despite their clear relationship, are rarely bridged. Unions, Equity, and the Path to Renewal will be of great interest to scholars and students of industrial relations, labour studies, political science, and women’s studies.

Meet the Author

Janice R. Foley is a professor of business administration at the University of Regina. Patricia L. Baker was an associate professor of anthropology at Mount St. Vincent University.

University of Washington Press

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