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Labour Relations Problems in Historical Perspective (IRE 1620)

This subject guide is meant to assist students, particularly those enrolled in IRE1620, with research papers and assignments.

Non-Union Representation - Books available through U of T Libraries

Employee Voice - Books Available through U of T Libraries

Employee Voice - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Employee Ownership - Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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Online Articles and Papers

Barry, M. & Wilkson, A. (2015). Pro-Social or Pro-Management? A Critique of the Conception of Employee Voice as a Pro-Social Behaviour within Organizational Behaviour. British Journal of Industrial Relations. Forthcoming 2015.
Early view online version.

Pohler, D.M. & Luchak, A.A. (2014). Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice: The Impact of Unions and High-Involvement Work Practices on Work Outcomes. ILR Review, 67(4), 1063 - 1094.

Turner, T., & O'Sullivan, M. (2013). Speaking up: Employee voice and attitudes to unions in a non‐union US multinational firm. Industrial Relations Journal, 44(2), 154-170.

Bryson, A., Gomez, R., Kretschmer, T. & Willman, P. (2013). Workplace Voice and Civic Engagement: What Theory and Data Tell Us About Unions and Their Relationship to the Democratic Process. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 965-998.

Fine, J. (2013). Solving the Problem from Hell: Tripartism as a Strategy for Addressing Labour Standards Non-Compliance in the United States.Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 813-844.

Finkin, M.W. (2013). Employee Self-Representation and the Law in the United States.Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 937-964.

Lewchuk, W. (2013) The Limits of Voice: Are Workers Afraid to Express Their Health and Safety Rights? Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 789-812.

Malin, M. (2013). Collective Representation and Employee Voice in the US Public Sector Workplace: Looking North for Solutions? Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 903-936.

Slater, J. (2013). Attacks on Public-Sector Bargaining as Attacks on Employee Voice: A (Partial) Defence of the Wagner Act Model. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 875-902.

Vosko, L.F. (2013). "Rights without Remedies": Enforcing Employment Standards in Ontario by Maximizing Voice among Workers in Precarious Jobs. Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 50(4), 845-874.

Mardsden, D. (2013). Individual Voice in Employment Relationships: A Comparison under Different Forms of Workplace Representation. Industrial Relations, 52(S1), 221-258.

Johnstone, S., Wilkinson, A., & Ackers, P. (2011). Applying Budd’s model to partnership. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 32(2), 307-328.

Budd, J., Gollan, P., & Wilkinson, A. (2010). New approaches to employee voice and participation in organizations. Human Relations, 63(3), 303-310.

Tucker, E. (2010). Renorming labour law: Can we escape labour law's recurring regulatory dilemmas? Industrial Law Journal, 39(2), 99-138.

Budd, J. W., & Colvin, A. J. S. (2008). Improved metrics for workplace dispute resolution procedures: Efficiency, equity, and voice. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 47(3), 460-479

Adams, R. J. (2005). Efficiency, equity, and voice as moral imperatives. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 111-117

Bamber, G. J. (2005). The geometry of comparative industrial relations: Efficiency, equity and voice. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 119-122

Estreicher, S. (2005). Geometry does not a theory of employment make. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 123-126

Hyman, R. (2005). Striking a balance? means, ends and ambiguities. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 17(2), 127-130

Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice, by John W. Budd, University of Minnesota , 2004 first 25 pages available at Cornell University ILR School DigitalCommons@ILR

Worker Co-operatives - Reports and Other Resources

The Atlantic, July 8, 2015: "Getting Rid of Bosses," by Alana Semuels

New York City Department of Small Business Services, 2015. "A Report on the First Year of the Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative." (36 pages, PDF).

IZA, October 2012. "Worker Cooperatives and Democratic Governance," by John Pencavel. (42 pages, PDF).

House of Commons, September 2012: "Status of Co-operatives in Canada" (71 pages, PDF)

Worker Co-operatives -- Selected Books in the CIRHR Library

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High Performance Work Systems - Books available through U of T Libraries


High Performance Workplace Systems - Research Papers and Other Resources

Conference Board of Canada, July 14, 2016: Building a High-Performance Culture: Be Careful What You Wish For (webinar) (UofT students can create a Conference Board of Canada account)
Yanadori, Y. & van Jaarsveld, D. (2014), The Relationships of Informal High Performance Work Practices to Job Satisfaction and Workplace Profitability. Available at SSRN. (34 pages, PDF)
Frick, B., Goetzen, U. & Simmons, R. (2013). The Hidden Costs of High Performance Work Practices: Evidence from a Large German Steel Company. Available at SSRN:
16th ILERA (IIRA) World Congress 2012, Philadelphia, USA 2nd-5th July 2012: Researching Employee Reactions to High Performance Work Systems in the Service Sector:The Role of Organisational Justice Theory, by Margaret Heffernan and Tony Dundon (24 pages, PDF)
Bauer, T. K. (2004). High Performance Workplace Practices and Job Satisfaction: Evidence from Europe. IZA Discussion Paper No. 1265. Available at SSRN. (36 pages, PDF)

High Performance Work Systems - Selected Books in CIRHR Library

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