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Sociology of Work and Organizations (IRE1611)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE1611, with research papers and assignments.

Books - Union Renewal/Union Density

CIRHR Library Books - Union Renewal/Union Density/Anti-Unionism

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Selected Articles & websites - Union Renewal/Union Density

   See the Tumblr for the latest on UnionsUnion RenewalUnion Density or Union Stagnation.


Labour Union Membership data, 2001 - 2011: Statistics Canada, Perspectives on Labour and Income (index): Topics of interest on labour and income: Annual Unionization statistics 2001 - 2011

Galarneau, D. & Sohn, T. (2013) Long Term Trends in Unionization. Statistics Canada.

Kumar, P. (2008). Current State and Future Prospects of Union Renewal in Canada. Kingston, ON : IRC Research Program. Discussion Paper #2008-04.

Godard, J. (2003). Do Labor Laws Matter?: The Density Decline and Convergence Thesis Revisited. Industrial Relations, 42 (3), 458-492.

Levesque, C., Gregor, M. (2006). How Do Unions Renew?: Paths to Union Renewal. Labor Studies Journal. 31 (3), 1-13.

Yates, C. (2004). Forum: Reorganizing Unions: Rebuilding the Labour Movement by Organizing the Unorganized: Strategic Considerations. Studies in Political Economy. 74 (autumn), 171-179

Yates, C. (2000). Staying the Decline in Union Membership: Union Organizing in Ontario, 1985-1999. Relations Industrielles, 55 (4), 640-674.

Jackson, A. (2010), "Is There a Future for Canadian Unions?"in Work & Labour in Canada: Critical Issues. Toronto : Scholar's Press. 2nd ed. 223-24.

Thomason, T. (1994). The effect of accelerated certification procedures on union organizing success in Ontario. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 47(2), 207-207.

Johnson, S. (2002). Canadian Union Density 1980 to 1998 and Prospects for the Future: An Empirical Investigation. Canadian Public Policy, 28(3), 333-349.

Slinn, S. (2003). The Effect of Compulsory Certification Votes on Certification Applications in Ontario: An Empirical Analysis. Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, 10, 367-397.

Godard, J. (2003). Do Labor Laws Matter? The Density Decline and Convergence Thesis Revisited. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 42(3), 458-492.

Union Renewal/Union Density

image of old union cardPossible search terms:

-union renewal

-labour movement Canada

-labour unions Canada

Databases for searching:

Summons     ProQuest     Google Scholar (articles available through the UofT catalogue)