An in-depth comparison of U.S. and Canadian economic restructuring
The Challenge of Restructuring
North American Labor Movements Respond
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edited by Jane Jenson and Rianne Mahon
In this volume, political scientists, sociologists, lawyers, specialists in labor relations, economists, and unionists from Canada and the United States address the future of labor-management relations in two economies that are undergoing fundamental economic restructuring. The Challenge of Restructuring discusses how labor should respond to "restructuring," a euphemistic term for the economic squeeze on workers for givebacks to avoid plant closings and for the business efforts to abolish union workforces.
1. Introduction: North American Labor: Divergent Trajectories Jane Jenson and Rianne Mahon
Part I: Two Decades of Restructuring and Political Change
Part II: The Political and Legal Context of Trade Union Action
Part III: The Challenge of a Changing Labor Force
Part IV: Workplace Restructuring: Company Unionism or Industrial Democracy?
Part V: The Future: Strategic Continuity or Change?
About the Contributors
Jane Jenson is Professor of Political Science at Carleton University.
Rianne Mahon is a Professor in the School of Public Administration at Carleton University.
Contributors: Elaine Bernard, Peter G. Bruce, Charlotte Freeman, Gérard Hébert, Stephen Herzenberg, Carla Lipsig-Mummé, Noah Meltz, Ian Robinson, Joel Rogers, Céline Saint-Pierre, Donald Swartz, A. Brian Tanquay, Richard Valelly, Don Wells, Julie White, and the editors.
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