Self-employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy, and Unions

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Self-employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy, and Unions

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Over a million self-employed Canadians work every day but many of them not entitled to the basic labour protections and rights such as minimum wages, maternity and parental leaves and benefits, pay equity, a safe and healthy working environment, and access to collective bargaining. The authors of Self-Employed Workers Organize offer a multi-disciplinary examination of the legal, political, and social realities that both limit collective action by self-employed workers and create huge impediments for unions attempting to organize them.

Through case studies of newspaper carriers, rural route mail couriers, personal care workers, and freelance editors - four groups who have led pioneering efforts to organize - the authors provide a window into the ways political and economic conditions interact with class, ethnicity, and gender to shape the meaning and strategies of working men and women and show how these strategies have changed over time. They argue that the experiences of these workers demonstrate a pressing need to expand collective bargaining rights to include them.

ISBN

9780773528727

Publication Date

5-2005

Publisher

McGill-Queen's University Press

City

Montreal, Quebec

Keywords

Self-employed--Legal status, laws, etc.--Case studies; Labor unions--Case studies; Canada

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Cranford, Cynthia, Judy Fudge, Eric Tucker, and Leah F. Vosko. Self-employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy, and Unions. Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. Print.

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