The Decline of Organized Labour and How its Current Trajectory Can Be Reversed

Shniad, Sid
May 2010
Labour / Le Travail;Spring2010, Vol. 65, p141
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on the decline of the labor movement and what should be done about it, with a focus on the telecommunications industry in Canada. The effects of deregulation and rapid technological change on telecommunications workers and their labor unions are described, with reference to relations between the company Aliant and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union, and between Telus Corporation and the Telecommunications Workers Union. Recommendations for re-regulating the industry and strengthening labor unions are then presented.


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