Unions Matter

Unions Matter

Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality, and Social Justice

Book - 2014
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Income inequality has risen rapidly over the past three decades. In Canada it is now at its highest level since 1928. One of the root causes: the consistent chipping away of labour rights. The labour movement has been left unable to maintain membership levels and incapable of narrowing the income gap through collective bargaining, with profound implications for Canadians. Labour rights are human rights. They provide a powerful democratic counterweight to the growing power of corporations and the wealthy, and are key to a functioning democracy. Unions Matter affirms the critical role that unions and strong labour rights play in creating greater economic equality and promoting the social wellbeing of all citizens.

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Between the Lines, 2014.
ISBN: 9781771131322
1771131322
Branch Call Number: 331.88097 UNI
Characteristics: 206 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Behrens, Matthew L.

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