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The Resource From plant to politics : the Autoworkers Union in postwar Canada, Charlotte A.B. Yates

From plant to politics : the Autoworkers Union in postwar Canada, Charlotte A.B. Yates

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From plant to politics : the Autoworkers Union in postwar Canada
Title
From plant to politics
Title remainder
the Autoworkers Union in postwar Canada
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte A.B. Yates
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Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the continuing recession and destabilized global economy, theorizing about the industrial peace that reigned after World War II through the 1970s has undergone considerable revision. In this path-breaking discussion of Canadian labor relations, Charlotte Yates shows how the state-centered European theories of political economy did not fit the Canadian and United States experiences and treated them as anomalies. Through a case study of the Autoworkers Union in Canada (a branch of the UAW until 1984), Yates subjects this theorizing to critical scrutiny. Using extensive archives of union political activities, Yates describes how unions were demobilized in their relationships with the state, employers, and political parties as Fordist regulatory structures and practices forced unions to accept the constraints of responsible union behavior. She argues that the Canadian Autoworkers' collective identity and internal organizational structure counteracted these demobilizing tendencies. This historical legacy laid the groundwork for the Autoworker Union's return to militancy in the 1980s and 1990s and has shaped its responses to the pressures of economic globalization and heightened competition. From Plant to Politics demonstrates how continued union militancy in resisting concessions from employers and other attacks on unions has placed the union in a position of strength from which it now hopes to negotiate the Canadian path to a restructured economy. This study of the internal dynamics of a major union contributes to an understanding of unions as complex organizations engaged in strategic activities that have a definite impact on the national political economy
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Yates, Charlotte A. B
Dewey number
331.88/1292/097109045
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6528.A8
LC item number
Y38 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Labor and social change
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  • CAW-Canada
  • Automobile industry workers
  • Automobile industry workers
  • Syndicats
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From plant to politics : the Autoworkers Union in postwar Canada, Charlotte A.B. Yates
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Setting the Stage. 1. Unions in the Canadian Fordist Landscape: Pinprick or Landmark? 2. Fighting Back: Building the UAW in Canada, 1936-1945. 3. Responsible versus Militant Unionism, 1946-1949 -- Pt. II. Fordism in the Canadian Auto Industry. 4. Private Solutions to Postwar Regulation: Auto Industry Collective Bargaining, 1950-1968. 5. To the Tune of the Pluralist Waltz: The UAW and the Liberal Welfare State, 1950-1968. 6. The Third Option: Party Politics and the UAW 1950-1968 -- Pt. III. Back to the Future: From Fordism to Fordism? 7. Internal Conflict and Realignment: the Canadian UAW, 1969-1973. 8. Wage Controls: The Making of a Labour Movement, 1974-1978. 9. New Directions for Canadian Autoworkers, 1979-1984 -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
26304448
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781566390439
Lccn
92026244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1528263
Label
From plant to politics : the Autoworkers Union in postwar Canada, Charlotte A.B. Yates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I. Setting the Stage. 1. Unions in the Canadian Fordist Landscape: Pinprick or Landmark? 2. Fighting Back: Building the UAW in Canada, 1936-1945. 3. Responsible versus Militant Unionism, 1946-1949 -- Pt. II. Fordism in the Canadian Auto Industry. 4. Private Solutions to Postwar Regulation: Auto Industry Collective Bargaining, 1950-1968. 5. To the Tune of the Pluralist Waltz: The UAW and the Liberal Welfare State, 1950-1968. 6. The Third Option: Party Politics and the UAW 1950-1968 -- Pt. III. Back to the Future: From Fordism to Fordism? 7. Internal Conflict and Realignment: the Canadian UAW, 1969-1973. 8. Wage Controls: The Making of a Labour Movement, 1974-1978. 9. New Directions for Canadian Autoworkers, 1979-1984 -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
26304448
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781566390439
Lccn
92026244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1528263

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