Unions in court : organized labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms /
Larry Savage and Charles W. Smith.
imprint
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2017.
description
x, 268 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0774835389 (Cloth), 9780774835381 (Cloth)
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imprint
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2017.
isbn
0774835389 (Cloth)
9780774835381 (Cloth)
contents note
Introduction: Law, workers, and courts -- Labour rights in the pre-Charter era -- Disorganized labour and the Charter of Rights -- Canadian labour and the first era of Charter challenges -- A legal response to neoliberalism -- The possibilities and limitations of constitutional labour rights -- A new era of constitutional labour rights -- Conclusion: Which way forward for labour?
abstract
"Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Canadian unions have scored a number of important Supreme Court victories, securing constitutional rights to picket, bargain collectively, and strike. But how did the labour movement, historically hostile to judicial intervention in labour relations, come to embrace Charter-based legal activism as a first line of defense as opposed to a last resort? "Unions in Court" documents the evolution of the Canadian labour movement's engagement with the Charter, demonstrating how and why labour has adopted a controversial, Charter-based legal strategy to challenge and change legislation that restricts union rights. Savage and Smith argue that the ascendance of neoliberalism in the 1990s forced unions to reconsider their relationships with the courts and governments, and pushed unions back into the legal arena. This book's in-depth examination of constitutional labour rights will have critical implications for labour movements as well as activists in other fields."--
catalogue key
11057498
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-253) and index.
Issued also in electronic format.

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