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Chapter 12 today's unions

  1. 1. Chapter Twelve Unions in Today’s Economy
  2. 2. Advocate for Rights and Freedoms <ul><li>Today’s labour movement is focusing on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social and economic policy issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equity programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CLC- Canadian Labour Congress Action Plan- page 371 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The New Economy <ul><li>Dealing with Economic Change: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally strong hold of unions- manufacturing, natural resources & Public sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal of protecting job losses & increasing job security in the manufacturing & primary sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing the “new” economy: knowledge and service sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase in contract & temp employees, PT </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Demographic Impact <ul><li>Baby Boomers : 1947 -1966 </li></ul><ul><li>as older union members retire, union renewal- both at the leadership and rank and file levels- will be important for the future of unions </li></ul><ul><li>Increases in ethnic & racial composition of the Canadian Labour market: </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding of collective agreement language for English as a 2 nd language </li></ul><ul><li>Negotiating for non-Christian holidays </li></ul>
  5. 5. Demographic Impact <ul><li>Youth- meeting the needs & organizing youth </li></ul><ul><li>Young workers | CUPE </li></ul><ul><li>Recent study- Can. youth under 25 have a stronger desire for unionization than those older than 25 </li></ul><ul><li>However- actual unionization rate is much lower for youths </li></ul><ul><li>Queuing Model : idea that unions cannot represent all employees who seek unionization, resulting in a queue </li></ul>

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