From Consent to Coercion: The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms, third edition

By Leo Panitch and Donald Swartz

© 2003

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

From Consent to Coercion addresses several of the key issues about the future of unions and social democratic policies in Canada.

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  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.6in x 9.0in
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From Consent to Coercion addresses several of the key issues about the future of unions and social democratic policies in Canada.

From Consent to Coercion: The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms, third edition

By Leo Panitch and Donald Swartz

© 2003

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

From Consent to Coercion addresses several of the key issues about the future of unions and social democratic policies in Canada.

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.1in x 0.6in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Addresses several of the key issues about the future of unions and social democratic policies in Canada.


    Judy Darcy, President, Canadian Union of Public Employees

    A must-read for anyone interest in labour law and workers' rights.


    Judith Fudge, editor-in-chief, Osgoode Hall Law Journal

    A scholarly and accessible work, and an invaluable political contribution.


    Harry Glasbeek, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School

    If we are to ever overcome our differences to each other's struggles and truly build workers' power, we must be prepared to learn from our past experiences. This book documents our challenges.


    Hassan Yussuff, Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress
  • Author Information

    LEO PANITCH is a member of the Department of Political Science at Carleton University.
  • Table of contents

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Part One: From the Era of Consent to the Era of Coercion

    1.  Introduction

    2.  The Post-War Era of Free Collective Bargaining

    3.  Permanent Exceptionalism: The Turn to Coercion in the 1970s

    Part Two: The Consolidation of Coercion in the 1980s

    4.  The Right to Strike: Freedom of Association and the Charter

    5.  The Mulroney Years: Freeing Trade, Coercing Labour

    6.  Consolidating Coercion in the Provinces

    7.  The Labour Movement in the New Era

    Part Three: Closing the Century: Social Democracy, Neoliberalism and Beyond

    8.  The Social Contract: Labour and the NDP

    9.  Neoliberalism, Labour, and the Canadian State

    10.  Towards a New Strategy for Labour

    Appendix I: Tables on Wages, Strikes, and Union Membership

    Table I: Decimal Change in Average Annual Real Wages, 1920-2000

    Table II: Major Wage Settlements in Canada by Sector, 1980-2001

    Table III: Strikes and Lockouts in Canada, 1960-2001

    Table IV: Total Union Membership in Canada and the United States, 1940-2002

    Appendix II: Legislative Orders Suspending the Right to Strike, 1950-2002

    Appendix III: Legislation Amending Trade Unions Rights, 1982-2002

    Glossary

    Index

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