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Contemporary Trade Unionism (IRE 1640)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 1640, with research papers and assignments.

New Union Project

New Union Project
The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) are two dynamic and democratic unions, which are exploring the possibility of building a new union together. The New Union Project is an attempt to react to the many challenges facing union today.

Read the most current progress report here.

Broadbent Institute

Broadbent Institute


The Broadbent Institute's mission is to: support, develop, and promote social democratic principles for the 21st century; propose new solutions for a more equal society; and equip a new generation of progressive campaigners and thinkers with the tools they need to build a social democratic society through training and education.



Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights

The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR) is a national voice devoted to promoting labour rights as an important means to strengthening democracy, equality, and economic justice in Canada and internationally.

Strategic Corporate Research


Strategic Corporate Research
Strategic Corporate Research is a resource dedicated to assisting unions, community organizations, and NGOs in conducting sophisticated research and building strategic campaigns against corporations around the world. 


Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.

Major Labour Unions in Canada