Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada

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Focusing on the Canadian postwar era, this examination seeks to explain how and why workers were able to exert collective power--and how they might reclaim it. With essays from established and emerging scholars from a wide range of disciplines, this collection assesses the past, present, and uncertain future of labor politics in Canada. The study combines the traditional electoral-based aspects of labor politics with analyses of the rediscovered forms of working-class organization and strategies influenced by social movements, which have become increasingly important in the Canadian labor movement.