TITLE

Forum on Labour and the Economic Crisis: Can the Union Movement Rise to the Occasion?

AUTHOR(S)
Stanford, Jim; Wilson, Fred; Cohen, Marcy; Payne, Lana; Schwartz, Kristin; Levine, Gil; Saunders, Bill; Cartwright, John; Ng, Winnie; Palmer, Bryan D.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Labour / Le Travail;Fall2009, Vol. 64, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the labour movement during the global financial crisis and the neoliberal restructuring of the economy. The article examines the financial policies of neoliberalism. The article explores aspects of the neoliberal platform which are vulnerable. Aspects of neoliberalism discussed include privatization, globalization, and fiscal policy. How structural changes brought on by the fiscal crisis could disempower workers is examined. Subjects of the article also include the labour movement in Canada, defining a living wage, and employment insurance.
ACCESSION #
47679002

 

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