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The staying power of unions Essay: The staying power of unions Author s: Trish Hennessy November 1, The spring air, typically redolent with a sense of hope and renewal, hung over Queen's Park in May like a menacing storm cloud ready to break into a twister.
Two years of rancorous, scandal-ridden minority government had collapsed. Writ dropped, Ontarians faced a stark political reality: The right to collective bargaining was going on political trial.
If successful, the political contagion of a provincial government willing to pull out all the stops to break the power of Ontario's labour movement would have doubtlessly spread to other Canadian provinces.
For the labour movement, it had the feel of an existential crisis. We all know how that story ended: Another year in the life of Canada's labour movement. It's a movement that from day one had to fight to secure workers' rights.
It's a movement that is constantly under trial, politically and at the bargaining table. It's a movement whose staying power depends on the strongly held belief that doing things together is better than going it alone.
No one ever handed unions an easy victory and no one likely ever will. Perhaps that is part of their staying power.
In the spring ofworkers represented by the Toronto Typographical Union went on strike for the right to a nine-hour work day—three hours less than what was normal at the time.
By mid-April, they were joined by 10, working-class supporters at Queen's Park.
Some members of the strike committee did jail time. Some lost their jobs. But, eventually, there was a payoff.
The Trade Union Act of legalized union activity in Canada. And after that strike ofthe fight for a shorter work week became a core focus of union negotiations. We've all benefited from that bargaining chip, whether we're unionized or not.
Those collective efforts have had staying power. The movement often sought to secure basic human rights for worker safety. But it also aimed to protect the fundamentals of the craft or the trade that a worker was plying, particularly following the deskilling efforts under Taylorism, which attempted to rationalize the breaking down of craft work into individual, repetitive tasks as opposed to allowing a worker to, for instance, make a chair from start to finish.T he western financial crisis of was the worst since , yet its immediate repercussions were surprisingly modest.
The crisis challenged the foundation stones of the long-dominant. It has become cliché to thank unions for the eight-hour work week, but it did not come without sacrifice and struggle. Those collective efforts have had staying power. * * * The labour movement found its stride marching to the heartbeat of the industrial revolution.
The movement often sought to secure basic human rights for worker safety.
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This looks pretty good, although I only have time to skim it at the moment. I do want to reproduce part of an essay David Graeber wrote on capitalism and slavery that I think is particularly relevant and doesn’t seem to have made it into the discussion so far.
I said, “Nick, I want to come in and talk.” I met with Nick and others from two LGBT organizations. We talked for a while about the torment of the LGBT life many of them have lived while.