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The Resource Unions and the city : negotiating urban change, edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald

Unions and the city : negotiating urban change, edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald

Label
Unions and the city : negotiating urban change
Title
Unions and the city
Title remainder
negotiating urban change
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Labor unions remain the largest membership-based organizations in major North American cities, even after years of decline. Labor continues to play a vital role in mobilizing urban residents, shaping urban conflict, and crafting the policies and regulations that are transforming our urban spaces. As unions become more involved in the daily life of the city, they find themselves confronting the familiar dilemma of how to fold union priorities into broader campaigns that address nonunion workers and the lives of union members beyond the workplace. If we are right to believe that the future of the labor movement is an urban one, union activists and staffers, urban policymakers, elected officials, and members of the public alike will require a fuller understanding of what impels unions to become involved in urban policy issues, what dilemmas structure the choices unions make, and what impact unions have on the lives of urban residents, beyond their members. Unions and the City serves as a road map toward both a stronger labor movement and a socially just urbanism. The book presents the findings of a collaborative project in which a team of labor researchers and labor geographers based in New York City and Toronto investigated how and why labor unions were becoming more involved in urban regulation and urban planning. The contributors assess the effectiveness of this involvement in terms of labor goals--such as protecting employment levels, retaining bargaining relationships with employers, and organizing new workforces--as well as broader social consequences of union strategies, such as expanding access to public services, improving employment equity, and making neighborhoods more affordable. Focusing on four key economic sectors (film, hospitality, green energy, and child care), this book reveals that unions can exert a surprising level of influence in various aspects of urban policymaking and that they can have a significant impact on how cities are changing and on the experiences of urban residents. ContributorsSimon Black, Brock University; Maria Figueroa, Cornell University; Lois S. Gray, Cornell University; Ian Thomas MacDonald, University of Montreal; James Nugent, University of Toronto; Susanna F. Schaller, City College Center for Worker Education; Steven Tufts, York University; K.C. Wagner, Cornell University; Mildred Warner, Cornell University; Thorben Wieditz, York University
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.8809713/541
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6519.N5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1980-
  • 1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacDonald, Ian Thomas
  • MacDonald, Ian Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Labor movement
  • Community development, Urban
  • Community development, Urban
  • Sociology, Urban
  • Sociology, Urban
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Community development, Urban
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Sociology, Urban
  • New York (State)
  • Ontario
Label
Unions and the city : negotiating urban change, edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labor strategy and the politics of elite division : negotiating the high road in midtown Manhattan / Ian MacDonald -- The particular politics of casino development in Toronto : organized labor and the great casino debate / Steven Tufts -- Film production unions? : efforts to incentivize local production in New York / Maria Figueroa and Lois S. Gray -- Film unions' struggle to defend studio space in Toronto / Thorben Wieditz -- Building a green New York : construction unions and community alliances / Maria Figueroa -- Community alliances struggling for good green jobs in Toronto's de-industrializing suburbs / James Nugent -- Creating a city for workers : union strategies on child care in NYC / Susanna F. Schaller, K.C. Wagner, Mildred E. Warner -- In defense of "gold-plated" child care : union struggles to preserve quality care and quality care work in Toronto's child care sector / Simon Black
Control code
959667467
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501712692
Lccn
2016045168
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99972447130
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1q8k5c8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959667467
Label
Unions and the city : negotiating urban change, edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labor strategy and the politics of elite division : negotiating the high road in midtown Manhattan / Ian MacDonald -- The particular politics of casino development in Toronto : organized labor and the great casino debate / Steven Tufts -- Film production unions? : efforts to incentivize local production in New York / Maria Figueroa and Lois S. Gray -- Film unions' struggle to defend studio space in Toronto / Thorben Wieditz -- Building a green New York : construction unions and community alliances / Maria Figueroa -- Community alliances struggling for good green jobs in Toronto's de-industrializing suburbs / James Nugent -- Creating a city for workers : union strategies on child care in NYC / Susanna F. Schaller, K.C. Wagner, Mildred E. Warner -- In defense of "gold-plated" child care : union struggles to preserve quality care and quality care work in Toronto's child care sector / Simon Black
Control code
959667467
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501712692
Lccn
2016045168
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
99972447130
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1q8k5c8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959667467

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