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  • Working in Steelby Craig Heron

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1988; Not Available

    Heron's examination of the impact of new technology in Canada's Second Industrial Revolution challenges the popular notion that mass-production workers lost all skill, power, and pride in the work process. more...

  • The Workers' Festivalby Craig Heron; Steve Penfold

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2005; Not Available

    The Workers' Festival ranges widely into many key themes of labour history – union politics and rivalries, radical movements, religion, race and gender, and consumerism/leisure – as well as cultural history – public celebration/urban procession, urban space and communication, and popular culture. more...

  • Workplace Democracyby V. Donald Nightingale; B.E. Max Clarkson

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1982; Not Available

    This book begins with a historical review of how authority in the Canadian workplace has changed over the past century. It proceeds to outline a theory of organization which provides a broad conceptual framework for the empirical analysis which follows.  more...

  • Unfree Labour?by Aziz Choudry; Adrian Smith

    PM Press 2016; US$ 9.99

    Over the past decade, Canada has experienced considerable growth in labour migration. Moreover, temporary labour migration has replaced permanent immigration as the primary means by which people enter Canada. Utilizing the rhetoric of maintaining competitiveness, Canadian employers and the state have ushered in an era of neoliberal migration alongside... more...

  • Health and Safety in Canadian Workplacesby Jason Foster; Bob Barnetson

    Athabasca University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities in which they live. This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduction to injury prevention on the job. It offers an extensive overview of central occupational health and safety (OHS) concepts and practices and provides practical... more...

  • Individualism and Inequalityby Ralph Fevre

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    A belief in individual self-determination powered the development of universal human rights and inspired social movements from anti-slavery to socialism and feminism. At the same time, every attempt to embed individualism in systems of education and employment has eventually led to increased social inequality. Across the globe individualism has been... more...

  • Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United Statesby Andrew Kolin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 104.00

    This book explores the political economy of labor repression, expanding the meaning of repression by looking at the relation of politics to economics. It explains how and why this relation leads to the repression of labor and considers how labor repression develops over time from the social relation of capital and labor, and how this is expressed... more...

  • Europe's Disappearing Middle Class?by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    While recent studies have highlighted the phenomenon and risks of increased inequalities between the top and the bottom of society, little research has so far been carried out on trends relating to the median income range that generally represents the middle class. This volume examines the following questions: what are the main transformations in the... more...

  • Representation and Rebellionby Jonathan H. Rees

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 27.95

    In response to the tragedy of the Ludlow Massacre, John D. Rockefeller Jr. introduced one of the nation’s first employee representation plans (ERPs) to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company in 1915. With the advice of William Mackenzie King, who would go on to become prime minister of Canada, the plan—which came to be known as the Rockefeller Plan—was... more...

  • Europe in Revoltby Catarina Príncipe; Bhaskar Sunkara

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 17.00

    A gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity that have shaken Europe. more...