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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 - Migrant Workers / Temporary Foreign Workers / Farm Workers

Selected Books - Migrant Workers/Temporary Foreign Workers

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Scholarly, Newspaper, Magazine Articles & Reports - Temporary Foreign Worker Program

 

 See the Tumblrwork&labour news&research for the latest on Temporary Foreign Workers,

or Farm Workers

 

 

Foster, J. & Barnetson, B. (2017). Who's on secondary? The impact of temporary foreign workers on Alberta construction employment patterns. Labour/Le Travail8027-53.

Parliament Canada, House of Commons, September 19, 2016:  Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Temporary Foreign Worker Program (PDF, 74 pages)

Lancaster House Construction Industry Labour Law Conference 2014. Panel 3: Turf War: Flashpoints in the Controversy over Temporary Foreign Workers (CIRHR Library)

Marsden, S. (2014). " 'Silence means yes here in Canada': precarious migrants, work and the law". Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, 18(1), 1-38

Institute for Research on Public Policy, October 2013: Economic Implications of Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, by Christopher Worswick (18 pages, PDF)

Canadian Council for Refugees, May 2013: Migrant Workers Report Cards (24 pages, PDF)

Foster, J. (2012). "Making temporary permanent: the silent transformation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program", Just Labour, 19, 22-46.

Simon Fraser University, January 2012: "Temporary Foreign Workers and Regional Labor Market Disparities in Canada", by Dominique M. Gross and Nicolas Schmitt (43 pages, PDF)

Metcalf Foundation, September 2012: "Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity," by Fay Faraday (120 pages, PDF)

The Work and Learning Network for Research and Policy, September 2012: "Temporary Foreign Workers in Trades in Alberta", by Alison Taylor, Jason Foster, and Carolina Cambre.

United Food and Commercial Workers Canada and the Agriculture Workers Alliance, 2010-2011 Report: The Status of Migrant Farm Workers in Canada

Canadian Labour Congress, 2011: Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP): Model Program ― or Mistake? (62 pages, PDF) 

Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) [electronic resource] : Model Program - or Mistake?

Osgoode Hall Law Hournal, 2011: Assessing the Regulation of Temporary Foreign Workers in Canada by Sarah Marsden

IRPP, May 13, 2010: The Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Do Short-Term Economic Needs Prevail over Human Rights Concerns? (52 pages, PDF) 

Farm Workers

Farm Workers Labour Rights Decision

Ontario (Attorney General) v. Fraser, 2011 SCC 20, [2011] 2 S.C.R. 3 (commonly referred to as the Fraser Decision)

TheCourt.ca, September 15, 2011, "Defining the ‘Meaningful’ – Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association (Ontario (Attorney General) v. Fraser) Part I"

TheCourt.ca, September 27, 2011, "Defining the ‘Meaningful’ – Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association (Ontario (Attorney General) v. Fraser) Part II"

Arthurs, H. (2009). Constitutionalizing the Right of Workers to Organize, Bargain and Strike: The Sight of One Shoulder Shrugging. Canadian Lab. & Emp. LJ, 15, 373.

News

National Union of Public and General Employees, March 13, 2013: Québec farm workers win right to collective bargaining

United Food and Commerical Workers Union E-News,V.6, Iss. 5,  March 12, 2013: UFCW Canada victory for Quebec agriculture workers

CBC News, April 29, 2011: Ont. farm workers 'shocked' as union ban upheld

The Globe and Mail, April 29, 2011: Farm workers have no right to unionize, top court rules

Reports

Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights, June 2015: CFLR Forum Report - 2015 New Labour Trilogy

Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights, August 2011: After Fraser - Report of a Seminar held May 30, 2011 on the Supreme Court of Canada Decision AG of Ontario V. Fraser

Other Resources

Gross, J. (2013). Book Review: Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, by Fay Faraday, Judy Fudge & Eric Tucker (eds), 51 Osgoode Hall L.J. 335.

Swartz, D. (2014). Labour Rights and Union Strategies. Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, By Fay Faraday, Judy Fudge and Eric Tucker (2012), Toronto: Irwin Law, 322 pages. ISBN: 9781552212912. Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 69(2), 447-450.

Fast, T. (2014). Precarious, Peripheral and Unfree Workers. Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, By Fay Faraday, Judy Fudge and Eric Tucker (2012), Toronto: Irwin Law, 322 pages. ISBN: 9781552212912. Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 69(2), 454-458.

Faraday, F., & Tucker, E. (2014). A Response. Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Workers and the Fraser Case, By Fay Faraday, Judy Fudge and Eric Tucker (2012), Toronto: Irwin Law, 322 pages. ISBN: 9781552212912. Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 69(2), 459-463.

SSHRC Research Project: On the Move Partnership website:

The On the Move Partnership is a 7-year national scale research study with international links, which is investigating the spectrum of employment-related geographical mobility and its consequences for workers, families, employers, communities, and Canadian municipal, provincial and federal governments. (2012 - 2018)