This book examines how the law has limitations to the extent that it can combat repression, isolation, and inequality. The main point the book explores is that isolation and inequality cannot be solved by driving up wages and having better working conditions. The true divide between management and workers is the inability of management to see the workers as people, and not just numbers. "The Swiss novelist Max Frisch remarked at the time, 'We imported workers and got men instead.'" This encapsulates the dilemma of management - how to distance one's self enough from workers to command respect yet not too distant as to be seen as inhumane. How can isolation and inequality within the workplace be overcome?Regulation and Inequality at Work shows how workers can have an increased voice by using tools outside of the typical legal ones. Without state protection, the rights can be viewed as less stringent. Working outside the system allows for greater malleability and flexibility to be able to cater to individual workers in individual workplaces. Workers' rights are about better working conditions, hourly wages, and benefits, but are also about being treated in a more civilized manner where one's humanity is recognized. Only through all of these parts working together will a true version of workers' rights emerge--one where workers are not viewed as mere tools but within and of the system itself. It shows the latest state of knowledge on the topic and will be of interest both to students at an advanced level, academics and reflective practitioners in the fields of business and company law, labour law, and employment law.
Description based upon print version of record. Governance
Formatted Contents Note
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Overview of the book; 1 Historical Background; North America; The Divergent Paths of Corporate Law and Labour Law; Brief Historical Background of the Corporation; Winnipeg General Strike; Labour Strikes; Background to the General Strike; Socialist Sympathy as a Cause of the Strike; Growing Communist and Socialist Sympathy; Communist and Socialist Literature; The Role of the SPC; The One Big Union; Another Cause-Soldiers Without Jobs; Sedition; Trial of Russell; Trial of the Other Strike Leaders; Trial of Dixon Release From PrisonAndrews and the Committee of 1000; Criminalization of Workers Struggles; The Role of the Police in the Strike; Sympathy Strikes; Aftermath, CCF; Workers in Developing Countries: Is an Obligation Implied or Imposed?; The Specter of the Specter of Marx; Workers' Plight; 1800s; 1900s; 2000s; Nike; Arm's Length Exploitation; On the Factory Floor; Neoliberalism and Ontario Laws in the 1990s; Canadian Legislation-The Ontario Government Under Harris; Bill 7 (1995); Bill 31 (1998); Bill 139 (2000); Bibliography for Chapter 1; 2 Current Structure of Labour and Employment Law; Canada Right to StrikeBackground; Where does the Right to Strike Get its Legality?; Section 2(d) of the Charter; The Labour Trilogy; B.C. Health Services; Natural Justice; The Right to Strike-How Important is It?; Recognition Strikes; Collective Bargaining and the Charter; Framework of Fairness Agreement; The Framework of Fairness Agreement; Criticism of the FFA; Sam Gindin's Critique of the FFA; Other Critics; Works Councils and the German Model; The German Model; Factory Occupations; The United States; Precarious Work; Independent Workers?; Employees, Workers, or Something Else Entirely? Everyone's a Critic-Yet No One Is in ChargeLet Me Talk to Your Manager-Wait, You Don't Have One?; No Manager? Who Trained You?; Who Is Immune?; Wavering Work; Gigging the Economy: What's Old Is New Again; Platform Capitalism and the New Economy; Labour Platforms; Uber and Seattle; Uber Loses Its License in London; Capital Platforms; Workplaces and Work Spaces; Open Offices; No Workplace and Just Space; Technology and the Ever-Lengthening Chain; Bibliography for Chapter 2; 3 How Can the Law Be Changed; Legislative Framework; Fiduciary Duty to Workers; Fiduciary Duties How Traditional Corporate Governance Has Failed WorkersCorporations as Citizens; 'Good Corporate Citizen' versus 'Good Samaritan Corporation'; Good Samaritan Corporation; Layering Governance; Employer Free Speech; Increasing Labour Standards on a Worldwide Level; International Labor Organization; Transportable Law/Portable Law; Collective Agreement as Certification Scheme; Consumer Autonomy; Unifor and Community Chapters; Worker Voice; Governance Models; Codes of Conduct as Tools to Increase Workers' Rights; Codes of Conduct; Codes Versus Certifications; Codes as Corporate Reformation
Digital File Characteristics
Source of Description
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.