Labour Studies Index

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Holding the Line: Canadian Union Power in International Perspective

Document type Web page
Author Stanford, Jim
Date 2020-02-28


This review of the state of labour and distributional struggles in Canada, compared to the experience of other countries, paints a cautiously optimistic picture. Canadian workers have been relatively successful in preserving their organizational and institutional power (including relatively high and stable rates of unionization). Perhaps more importantly, Canadian workers have been active in wieldingthat power – both through industrial conflict and political advocacy – to defend and even improve their share of the overall economic pie. --From author's conclusion