The New Attack on Unions

The latest issue of the York University e journal Just Labour is now available. In addition to three articles on youth and labour, it includes my paper “Up Against the Wall: the Political Economy of the New Attack on the Canadian Labour Movement” and thoughtful responses from Sam Gindin, Ken Lewenza, Maya Bhullar and Patricia Chong.

The major issue raised in the comments is whether the new attack on labour can be successfully fought without fundamental changes to the existing labour movement, and there is a range of views on just how much change is needed.

Also, in today’s Economy Lab I respond briefly to a new Fraser Institute study claiming that “right to work” laws would create jobs.

If anyone wants to take on their econometrics, please go ahead!


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