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An Introduction to Anti-Unionism in Canada

Document type Book chapter
Author Savage, Larry
Author Ross, Stephanie
Book None
Publisher Fernwood Publishing; Halifax
Date 2018 April
ISBN 978-1-77363-049-6
Pages 3-18


This chapter describes the multi-faceted dynamics of anti-unionism in Canada, and considers how the labour movement might respond. Authors Larry Savage and Stephanie Ross describe the history of anti-unionism in politics, law, and Canadian culture while paying special attention to employer union avoidance tactics and the influence of mainstream media on the public perception of unions