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Self-Employed Workers Organize

Law, Policy, and Unions

By Cynthia J. Cranford, Judy Fudge, Eric Tucker

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Format: Hardback, 272 pages
Published In: Canada, 12 May 2005
Over a million self-employed Canadians work every day but many of them not entitled to the basic labour protections and rights such as minimum wages, maternity and parental leaves and benefits, pay equity, a safe and healthy working environment, and access to collective bargaining. The authors of Self-Employed Workers Organize offer a multi-disciplinary examination of the legal, political, and social realities that both limit collective action by self-employed workers and create huge impediments for unions attempting to organize them. Through case studies of newspaper carriers, rural route mail couriers, personal care workers, and freelance editors - four groups who have led pioneering efforts to organize - the authors provide a window into the ways political and economic conditions interact with class, ethnicity, and gender to shape the meaning and strategies of working men and women and show how these strategies have changed over time. They argue that the experiences of these workers demonstrate a pressing need to expand collective bargaining rights to include them.

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A much needed investigation into the working conditions and organizational aspirations of self-employed workers.

About the Author

Cynthia J. Cranford is assistant professor of sociology, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the intersection of gender, economic restructuring, and labour organizing.Judy Fudge, professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, is co-au

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"This book covers a field crying out for research and publication. As there is very little written on this subject, this book constitutes a significant and very valuable addition to the field, not only in Canada but across the industrialized world." Larry Haiven, Department of Management, Saint Mary's University

EAN: 9780773528727
ISBN: 0773528725
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 centimetres (0.53 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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