9781487521936 paperback 9781487502348 hardback 1487521936 1487502346
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"Set against the backdrop of the U.S. experience, Power, Politics, and Principles uses a transnational perspective to understand the passage and long term implications of a pivotal labour law in Canada By utilizing a wide array of primary materials and secondary sources, Hollander gets to the root of the policy-making process, revealing how the making of P.C. 1003 in 1944, a wartime order, that forced employers to the collective bargaining table and marked a new stage in Canadian industrial relations, involved real people with conflicting personalities and competing agendas. Each chapter of Power, Politics, and Principles begins with a quasi-fictional vignette to help the reader visualize historical context. Hollander pays particular attention to the central role that Mackenzie King played in the creation of P.C. 1003. Although most scholars describe the Prime Minister's approach to policy decisions as calculating and opportunistic, Power, Politics, and Principles argues that Mackenzie King's adherence to key principles especially his determination to preserve and enhance the cohesiveness of the country, created a more favourable legal environment in the long run for Canadian workers and their unions than a similar collective bargaining regime in the U.S."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-382) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The unity of our country, fall 1935-fall 1939 The breastplate of righteousness, fall 1939-1941 The task that lies ahead, fall 1941-fall 1942 A code of labour relations, fall 1942-spring 1944 A fine conclusion, spring 1944-summer 1948.
KC207 .H65 2018
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, .