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Introduction to Employment Relations (Undergraduate - IRE 240)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE240H, with research papers and assignments.

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)

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

Selected Articles & websites - Union Renewal/Union Density

For current union labour union membership data: Canada. Labour program: Union Coverage in Canada, 2013

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. http://irc.queensu.ca/articles/whither-unionism-current-state-and-future-prospects-union-renewal-canada

Godard, J. (2003). Do Labor Laws Matter?: The Density Decline and Convergence Thesis Revisited. Industrial Relations, 42 (3), 458-492. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/338663

Levesque, C., Gregor, M. (2006). How Do Unions Renew?: Paths to Union Renewal. Labor Studies Journal. 31 (3), 1-13. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/338886

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. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/338895

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.  http://go.utlib.ca/cat/7450638

Thomason, T. (1994). The effect of accelerated certification procedures on union organizing success in Ontario. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, 47(2), 207-207. http://simplelink.library.utoronto.ca/url.cfm/317245

Johnson, S. (2002). Canadian Union Density 1980 to 1998 and Prospects for the Future: An Empirical Investigation. Canadian Public Policy, 28(3), 333-349. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3552226

Riddell, C. (2005). Using Social Science Research Methods to Evaluate the Efficacy of Union Certification Procedures. Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal, 12, 313-332. http://www.lexisnexis.com.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/lnacui2api/api/version1/getDocCui?lni=5DDT-9T61-DXSV-54T1&csi=408075&hl=t&hv=t&hnsd=f&hns=t&hgn=t&oc=00240&perma=true

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. http://heinonline.org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/canlemj10&start_page=367&collection=journals&set_as_cursor=0&men_tab=srchresults&id=381

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. http://resolver.scholarsportal.info.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/resolve/00198676/v42i0003/458_dllmtddactr

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

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