Boom, Bust and Crisis: Labour, Corporate Power and Politics in Canada

Category: Book
By (author): Peters, John
Series: Labour In Canada
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
Published: September 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*Over the past decade, Canadians have experienced wild economic swings- first an economic boom, then massive layoffs in traditional industries, and now a wrenching economic crisis. What have these changes meant for Canadian workers? More ‘bad jobs'? Weaker unions? Worsening health? If so, why? Boom, Bust, and Crisis addresses these questions squarely, surveying how work has changed across Canada from the auto and steel industries of Ontario, to the Tar Sands of Northern Alberta, to the hospitals of British Columbia. It also explores the impacts of recent policy changes to workers' pensions and health and safety protection in the context of neoliberal globalization. Written by leading political scientists, sociologists, and union researchers, the volume provides a rich and vibrant assessment of how some businesses have boomed while others have failed over the past decade, and how through it all, Canadian workers have paid the price.