From Consent to Coercion: The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms

From Consent to Coercion: The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms

by Leo Panitch, Donald Swartz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442600966
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date: 08/23/2008
Edition description: 3rd Revised ed.
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

LEO PANITCH is a member of the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

Part One: From the Era of Consent to the Era of Coercion

1. Introduction

2. The Post-War Era of Free Collective Bargaining

3. Permanent Exceptionalism: The Turn to Coercion in the 1970s

Part Two: The Consolidation of Coercion in the 1980s

4. The Right to Strike: Freedom of Association and the Charter

5. The Mulroney Years: Freeing Trade, Coercing Labour

6. Consolidating Coercion in the Provinces

7. The Labour Movement in the New Era

Part Three: Closing the Century: Social Democracy, Neoliberalism and Beyond

8. The Social Contract: Labour and the NDP

9. Neoliberalism, Labour, and the Canadian State

10. Towards a New Strategy for Labour

Appendix I: Tables on Wages, Strikes, and Union Membership

Table I: Decimal Change in Average Annual Real Wages, 1920-2000

Table II: Major Wage Settlements in Canada by Sector, 1980-2001

Table III: Strikes and Lockouts in Canada, 1960-2001

Table IV: Total Union Membership in Canada and the United States, 1940-2002

Appendix II: Legislative Orders Suspending the Right to Strike, 1950-2002

Appendix III: Legislation Amending Trade Unions Rights, 1982-2002



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