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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.

Wal-Mart - Books Available Through U of T Libraries


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Wal-Mart - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Selected DVDs, Articles, and Reports


Greenwald, R., Gilliam, J., Smith, D., Borum, C., Candaele, K., Dantas, L., ... Feeley, S. M. (2005). Wal*Mart: The high cost of low price. New York: Retail Project L.L.C.

Smith, H., Young, R., WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.), & PBS Video. (2004). Is Wal-Mart good for America?. Alexandria, Va.: PBS Video.

Part of a conference proceeding:

Canadian Labour Board Law Conference. (2012). Store Wars: Thinking Outside the Big Box, Testing the Remedial Capacity of Labour Boards. Lancaster House. Request document from CIRHR Library (CIRHR students only).

Online Report:

Cho, E. H., Christman, A., Emsellem, M., Ruckelshaus, C. K., & Smith, R. (2012). Chain of greed: How Walmart's domestic outsourcing produces everyday low wages and poor working conditions for warehouse workers. National Employment Law Project. Retrieved from


Stout, J., & Pickel, J. (2007). The Wal-Mart waltz in Canada: Two steps forwards, one step back. Connecticut Law Review, 39(4), 1493-1511.

Gondziola, J. (2005). Wal Mart's culture of control "non-negotiable". Canadian Dimension, 39(3), 20-24.

Mac Neil, M. (2010). Freedom of association in a free enterprise system: Wal-Mart in jonquière. Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, 15(3). Request journal from CIRHR Library.

McCormack, J. (1997). Shopping for a remedy: The Wal-Mart case. Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, 5. Request journal from CIRHR Library.

Adams, R. (2005). Organizing labour: The Canadian campaign. Just Labour, 6&7, 1-11.