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Unions and the city : negotiating urban change

Author: Ian Thomas MacDonald
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017.
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Labor unions remain the largest membership-based organizations in major North American cities, even after years of decline. Labor continues to play a vital role in mobilizing urban residents, shaping urban conflict, and crafting the policies and regulations that are transforming our urban spaces. As unions become more involved in the daily life of the city, they find themselves confronting the familiar dilemma of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Unions and the city
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016037421
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Thomas MacDonald
ISBN: 9781501712685 1501712683 9781501712692 1501712691
OCLC Number: 959667467
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Labor strategy and the politics of elite division : negotiating the high road in midtown Manhattan / Ian MacDonald --
The particular politics of casino development in Toronto : organized labor and the great casino debate / Steven Tufts --
Film production unions? : efforts to incentivize local production in New York / Maria Figueroa and Lois S. Gray --
Film unions' struggle to defend studio space in Toronto / Thorben Wieditz --
Building a green New York : construction unions and community alliances / Maria Figueroa --
Community alliances struggling for good green jobs in Toronto's de-industrializing suburbs / James Nugent --
Creating a city for workers : union strategies on child care in NYC / Susanna F. Schaller, K.C. Wagner, Mildred E. Warner --
In defense of "gold-plated" child care : union struggles to preserve quality care and quality care work in Toronto's child care sector / Simon Black.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Thomas MacDonald.
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Unions and the City serves as a road map toward both a stronger labor movement and a socially just urbanism. Focusing on four key economic sectors (film, hospitality, green energy, and child care),  Read more...


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"Concise analysis of the approach developed by those of us deeply involved in the struggle to improve working and living conditions in Canada's largest urban centre.... A clear analysis of unions and Read more...

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