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Canadian Strikes

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Canadian Industrial Relations Texts - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Campolieti, M., Hebdon, R., & Dachis, B. (2016). Collective bargaining in the Canadian public sector, 1978–2008: The consequences of restraint and structural change. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(1), 192 - 213.

Stevens, A., & Nesbitt, D. (2014). An era of wildcats and sick-outs in Canada? The continued decline of industrial pluralism and the case of Air Canada. Labor Studies Journal, 39(2), 118-139.

Smith, C.W. (2014). "We didn't want to totally break the law": Industrial legality, the Pepsi strike, and workers' collective rights in Canada. Labour/Le Travail74, 89-121.

Campolieti, M., Hebdon, R., & Dachis, B. (2014). The impact of collective bargaining legislation on strike activity and wage settlements. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 53(3), 394-429.

Brym, R., Bauer, L. B., & McIvor, M. (2013). Is industrial unrest reviving in Canada? Strike duration in the early twenty‐first century. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadienne De Sociologie, 50(2), 227-238.

Godard, J. (2011). What has happened to strikes? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 49(2), 282-305.

Barnetson, B. (2010). Alberta's 2002 teacher strike: The political economy of labor relations in education. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 18(3), 1-23.

Rose, J. (2008). Regulating and resolving public sector disputes in Canada. Journal of Industrial Relations, 50(4), 545-559.

Chaulk, K. & Brown, T. (2008). An assessment of worker reaction to their union and employer post-strike: a Canadian experience. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 63, 223-245.

Briskin, L. (2007). From person-days lost to labour militancy: A new look at the Canadian work stoppage data. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 62(1), 31-65.

Fisher, G.H. (2007). Can strikes pay for management? Pro sports' major turnarounds. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 62, 3-30.

Campolieti, M.; Hebdon, R.; Hyatt, D. (2005). Strike Incidence and strike duration: Some new evidence from Ontario. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 58(4), 610-630.

Singh, P., Zinni, D.M., & Jain, H.C. (2005).  The effects of the use of striker replacement workers in Canada: An analysis of four cases. Labor Studies Journal30(2),  61-85.

Hebdon, R. & Stern, R. (2003). Do public-sector strike bans really prevent conflict? Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 42, 493-512.

Huberman, M., & Young, D. (2002). Hope against hope: Strike activity in Canada, 1920–1939. Explorations in Economic History, 39(3), 315-354.

Kramer, J. K., & Hyclak, T. (2002). Why strikes occur: Evidence from the capital markets. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 41(1), 80-93.

Martin, J. E., & Sinclair, R. R. (2001). A multiple motive perspective on strike propensities. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22(4), 387-407.

Flynn, F. J. (2000). No news is good news: The relationship between media attention and strike duration. Industrial Relations: a Journal of Economy and Society, 39(1), 139-160.

Cramton, P., Gunderson, M., & Tracy, J. (1999). Impacts of strike replacement bans in Canada. Labor Law Journal, 50(3), 173-179.

Cramton, P., Gunderson, M. & Tracy, J. (1999). The effect of collective bargaining legislation on strikes and wages. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 81(3), 475-487.

Mazerolle, M. & Hebdon, R. (1999). Implications of small bargaining units and enterprise unions on bargaining disputes: A look into the future? Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 54(3), 503-526.

Hebdon, R. (1998). Behavioural determinants of public sector illegal strikes: cases from Canada and the U.S. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 53(4), 667-689.

Hanrahan, R., Kushner, J., Martinello, F., & Masse, I. (1997). The effect of work stoppages on the value of firms in Canada. Review of Financial Economics, 6(2), 151-166.

Tucker, E. & Fudge, J. Forging responsible unions: Metal workers and the rise of the labour injunction in Canada. Labour/Le Travail, no. 37, 1996, pp. 81-120.

Budd, J. W. (1996). Canadian strike replacement legislation and collective bargaining: Lessons for the United States. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 35(2), 245-260.

Budd, J.W. (1994). The effect of multinational institutions on strike activity in Canada. Industrial and Labor Relations Review. 47(3),  401-416.

Barling, J., Fullagar, C., Kelloway, E. K., & McElvie, L. (1992). Union loyalty and strike propensity. Journal Of Social Psychology, 132(5), 581-590.

Gunderson, M., Melino, A., & Reid, F. (1990). The effects of Canadian labour relations legislation on strike incidence and duration. Labor Law Journal, 41(8), 512-518.

Gunderson, M., & Melino, (1990). The effects of public policy on strike duration. Journal of Labor Economics, 8(3), 295 - 316.

Card, D. (1990). Strikes and bargaining: A survey of the recent empirical literature. American Economic Review, 80(2), 410.

Cruikshank, D., & Kealey, G. (1987). Strikes in Canada, 1891-1950: I. Analysis. Labour / Le Travail, 20, 85-145.

Maki, D.R. (1986). The effect of the cost of strikes on the volume of strike activity. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 39(4), 552-563.

Kelly, J., & Nicholson, N. (1980). The causation of strikes: A review of theoretical approaches and the potential contribution of social psychology. Human Relations, 33(12), 853-883.

Ashenfelter, O., & Johnson, G. E. (1969). Bargaining theory, trade unions, and industrial strike activity. American Economic Review, 59(1), 35.