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Public sector unions in the age of austerity /
edited by Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage.
imprint
Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Publishing, 2013.
description
159 p. : 23 cm.
ISBN
1552665844 (Paper), 9781552665848 (Paper)
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imprint
Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Publishing, 2013.
isbn
1552665844 (Paper)
9781552665848 (Paper)
contents note
An Introduction : Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity / Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage -- When Your Boss Is the State: the Paradoxes of Public Sector Work / Bryan Evans -- The Continuing Assault on Public Sector Unions / Leo Panitch & Donald Swartz -- Public Sector Unions and Electoral Politics in Canada / Larry Savage & Charles W. Smith -- Social Unionism and Union Power in Public Sector Unions / Stephanie Ross -- Renewing Public Sector Unions / David Camfield -- Unions in the Nonprofit Social Services Sector: Gendered Resistance / Donna Baines -- In the Public Interest: Nurses on Strike / Linda Briskin -- Classroom Struggle: Teachers’ Unions, Collective Bargaining and Neoliberal Education Reform / Andy Hanson -- The Paradox of Professionalism: Unions of Professionals in the Public Sector / Larry Savage & Michelle Webber -- Federal Public Sector Unions in Times of Austerity: Linking Structure and Strategic Choice / Rosemary Warskett.
abstract
"For decades, public sector unions in Canada have been plagued by austerity, privatization, taxpayer backlash and restrictions on union rights. In recent years, the intensity of state-led attacks against public sector workers has reached a fevered pitch, raising the question of the role of public sector unions in protecting their members and the broader public interest. Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity examines the unique characteristics of public sector unionism in a Canadian context. Contributors to this multi-disciplinary collection explore both the strategic possibilities and challenges facing public sector unions that are intent on resisting austerity, enhancing their power and connecting their interests as workers with those of citizens who desire a more just and equitable public sphere."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
9046430
 
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For decades, public sector unions in Canada have been plagued by austerity, privatization, taxpayer backlash and restrictions on union rights. In recent years, the intensity of state-led attacks against public sector workers has reached a fevered pitch, raising the question of the role of public sector unions in protecting their members and the broader public interest.The Politics of Public Sector Unions examines the unique characteristics of public sector unionism in a Canadian context. Contributors to this multi-disciplinary collection explore both the strategic possibilities and challenges facing public sector unions that are intent on resisting austerity, enhancing their power and connecting their interests as workers with those of citizens who desire a more just and equitable public sphere.

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