Unions in Court

Unions in Court

Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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"Since the turn of the twenty-first century, Canadian unions have scored a number of important Supreme Court victories, securing constitutional rights to picket, bargain collectively, and strike. But how did the labour movement, historically hostile to judicial intervention in labour relations, come to embrace Charter-based legal activism as a first line of defense as opposed to a last resort? 'Unions in Court' documents the evolution of the Canadian labour movement's engagement with the Charter, demonstrating how and why labour has adopted a controversial, Charter-based legal strategy to challenge and change legislation that restricts union rights. Savage and Smith argue that the ascendance of neoliberalism in the 1990s forced unions to reconsider their relationships with the courts and governments, and pushed unions back into the legal arena. This book's in-depth examination of constitutional labour rights will have critical implications for labour movements as well as activists in other fields."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780774835398
Branch Call Number: 344.7101 SAV 2017
Characteristics: x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Charles W. 1976-


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