Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

Building a Better World: An Introduction to the Labour Movement in Canada

Document type Book
Author Black, Errol
Author Savage, Larry
Author Ross, Stephanie
Author Silver, Jim
Publisher Fernwood Books; Halifax, N.S.
Date 2015
ISBN 978-1-55266-787-3
Pages xv, 216 pages: illustrations


Substantially revised and updated for a new generation of labour studies students, this third edition of Building a Better World offers a comprehensive introductory overview of Canada's labour movement. The book includes an analysis of why workers form unions; assesses their organization and democratic potential; examines issues related to collective bargaining, grievances and strike activity; charts the historical development of labour unions; and describes the gains unions have achieved for their members and all working people. -- Publisher's description