Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950-1990

Document type Book
Author Russell, Jason
Publisher AU Press; Edmonton
Date 2011
ISBN 9781926836, 192683643X, 9781926836, 9781926836
Pages x, 326 p. : ill., ports
URL http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120195

Abstract

[The author] argues that the union local, as an institution of working-class organization, was a key agent for the Canadian working class as it sought to create a new place for itself in the decades following World War II. Using UAW/CAW Local 27, a broad-based union in London, Ontario, as a case study, he offers a ground-level look at union membership, including some of the social and political agendas that informed union activities. As he writes in the introduction, "This book is as much an outgrowth of years of rank-and-file union activism as it is the result of academic curiosity." Drawing on interviews with former members of UAW/CAW Local 27 as well as on archival sources, Russell offers a narrative that will speak not only to labour historians but to the people about whom they write. --Publisher's description

Notes

Available online as PDF ebook.

Includes bibliographical references and index.