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The Union Dimension: Mitigating Precarious Employment?

Document type Book chapter
Author Laxer, Kate
Series Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Author Beaton, James
Author Anderson, John
Book Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press; Montreal
Date 2006
ISBN 0-7735-2961-6 0-7735-2962-4
Pages 301-317


[E]xamines the degree to which unionization, a key indicator of control over the labour process...limits precarious employment among workers. it also explores, how, and in what ways, union coverage mitigates precarious employment for workers in distinct social locations....Although unionization mitigates precariousness for some workers, [the authors] contend that inequalities based on race still prevail. --From editor's introductory chapter, p. 38.