Industrial Relations 201 is a three-credit, junior-level introduction to labour unions in Canada. The course is designed to relate your knowledge about and experience with trade unions and employment to the broader field of industrial relations. The course examines unions in terms of their purposes, organization, and operation, and it considers the context in which unions operate and the challenges they face.
The Learning Activities listed below contain required reading and viewing materials and are part of the course content. The online materials for Industrial Relations 201 will direct you to these and other Learning Activities at the appropriate points in the course.
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Freeman, B. (1982). Local 1005 and the industrial relations system. In 1005: Political life in a union local (pp. 193-216). Toronto: James Lorimer.
See Part 2, chapter 8, page 193.
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Armstrong, P., Cornish, M., & Millar, E. (2003). Pay equity: Complexity and contradiction in legal rights and social processes. Chapter 7 in W. Clement & L. F. Vosko (Eds.), Changing Canada: Political economy as transformation (pp. 194-215). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
See Part 2, Chapter 7, page 194.
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Lewchuck, W., & Wells, D. (2008). Workplace cohesion and the fragmentation of solidarity: The Magna model. Chapter 4 in R. O’Brien (Ed.), Solidarity first: Canadian workers and social cohesion (pp. 63-85). Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
See Part 2, chapter 4.
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