Why Just Labour? The assault on Canadian working people and their unions continues. Globalization, technological change, privatization, deregulation, the deepening international division of labour, and the actions of all levels of government rip through our workplaces changing not only the way people work (or, in many cases no longer work) but also the context of union action. Changes in the workplace are dramatically impacting the lives of working people and challenging the collective abilities of workers to resist. There is a growing need for sophisticated information and analysis by academics and trade unionists. We need a full understanding of the changes in our workplaces and the challenges to our unions. Many argue that organized labour’s understanding of new forms of representation, coalition building with non-labour groups, and the importance of international action will largely determine its future. But it is important that our discussions reach beyond academic accounts of ’what should be’ to include the voices of front-line trade unionists describing ’what is’ and ’what can be achieved’..
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Latest issue consulted: Vol. 6 & 7 (autumn 2005) (publisher’s Web site, viewed Mar. 8, 2006).