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Foundations and Current Issues in IR/HR (IRE 2001)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE 2001, with research papers and assignments.

Union Density and Union Renewal - Books Available Through U of T Libraries

Reports & Other Resources

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Slinn, Sara, Whither Wagner? Reconsidering Labor Law and Policy Reform (February 2014). Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 98, Forthcoming; Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 6/2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2398535

MacDonald, I. T. (2014). Towards neoliberal trade unionism: Decline, renewal and transformation in North American labour movements. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 52(4), 725-752.

Broadbent Institute, Union Communities, Health Communities: the New Attack on Unions and its Threat to Shared Prosperity in Canada. April 2013. (22 pages, PDF)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, September 2012: “Unions in a Democratic Society: A Response to the Consultation Paper on the Renewal of Labour Legislation in Saskatchewan,” by Christopher Schenk (34 pages, PDF)

Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights, March 27, 2013: "Unions Matter: How the Ability of Labour Unions to Reduce Income Inequality and Influence Public Policy Has Been Affected by Regressive Labour Laws" (26 pages, PDF)

Labour Watch -- An anti-union group who refer to themselves as "not anti-union, just pro-employee"

National Right to Work- [website]

The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations -- 'Right to Work' for Less

Our Times, September-November 2012: "Time for Union Renewal," by Larry Katz

Our Times, October 2012: "Time for Union Renewal: Part 2," by Larry Katz

A Just Labour Debate

  • Up Against the Wall: The Political Economy of the New Attack on the Canadian Labour Movement
    Andrew Jackson

    Abstract (HTML) | Full Article (PDF)

  • Up Against the Wall: The Political Economy of the New Attack on the Canadian Labour Movement: A Reply to Andrew Jackson
    Sam Gindin

    Full Article (PDF)

  • A New Union for Challenging Times: A Reply to Andrew Jackson
    Ken Lewenza

    Full Article (PDF)

  • Up Against the Wall: The Political Economy of the New Attack on the Canadian Labour Movement: A Reply to Andrew Jackson
    Maya Bhullar

    Full Article (PDF)

  • Dear Canadian Labour Movement: A Reply to Andrew Jackson
    Patricia Chong

    Full Article (PDF)

Back to Work Legislation

CBC's FAQ

Federal Back to Work Legislation

Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, March 2012: "Striking Out: The New Normal in Canadian Industrial Relations?" by Ian Lee (20 pages, PDF -- Includes history of strikes and back-to-work legislation in Canada)

Swimmer, G., Thompson, M., & Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). (1995). Public sector collective bargaining in Canada: Beginning of the end or end of the beginning?. Kingston, Ont: IRC Press, Industrial Relations Centre, Queen's University.
(table: Back-to-work legislation in the public sector 1987-1993, p. 436 - unpublished data from Labour Canada)
 

Restrictive Laobour Laws Directory (by Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights)

This directory includes back to work legislation from 1982 to the present.

Union Renewal/Union Density/Anti-Unionism - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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