Building A Better World

Thursday October 8, 2015 | 10:00AM- 11:30AM | 2101 Vari Hall Sociology Common Room

Speakers: Stephanie Ross, York University; Larry Savage, Brock University

Stephanie RossProfessors Stephanie Ross (York) and Larry Savage (Brock) are launching the 3rd edition of Building a Better World: An Introduction to the Canadian Labour Movement in the Sociology Common Room, 2101 Vari Hall, York University on October 8 from 10am-11:30am.

Last year, Fernwood Publishing asked Ross and Savage to take over primary authorship of the book, a staple in introductory labour studies courses across Canada. The newest edition has been significantly restructured with plenty of new content. “When Fernwood approached  us about spearheading a third edition that would address the teaching needs of a new generation of Labour Studies students, researchers and union and worker activists, we were honoured to be asked and excited to take on the challenge” said Ross and Savage. Ross, the co-director of the Global Labour Research Centre here at York, and Savage, Director of the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University, have collaborated twice before as the co-editors of two well-received and widely read books, Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada (2012), and Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity (2013), both also published by Fernwood.

2013LarrySavageProofs-2The book underscores the importance of unions in building a more egalitarian and democratic society. Building a Better World offers a comprehensive introductory overview of Canada’s labour movement, including chapters on labour history, unions and politics, collective bargaining and workplace representation, and labour movement renewal.

The Global Labour Speaker Series at York University is a collaboration of the Global Labour Research Centre, the Work & Labour Studies program, the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, and the Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender & Work.

This event is co-sponsored by York University’s Departments of Social Science, Sociology, Geography, Political Science and Equity Studies; the School of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies; the Office of the Dean, LA&PS; Osgoode Hall Law School; and the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost.Bulding a better world


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