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Labour Studies
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LABRST 1A03
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David Goutor

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November 27, 2013 DO COURSE EVALUATION! Post War Compromise and Prosperity, Part 3 ­ Continued. Limits on Dissent ­ Cold war puts severe limits on dissent (what you can say)  ­ The things that you want to say you can’t sound like a communist  ­ Cold war is a global struggle between the free world and the communist world ­ Sounding like a communist was avoided Prosperity  ­ “The Golden Age” –  • Age in which the standards of living was rising • Expectations were rising • People quit their jobs a lot because they didn’t think they needed a job.  • If you quit your job you would get unemployment insurance  • Expansion in health care • Economy was still rough • By the mid 1950s the AFL and the CIO unions were doing the same thing,  working on the same things, working the same way. They decide to merge.  ­ Merger • The Canadian Labor Congress (CLC) 1956  All kinds of labour was working in a similar way Public Sector Unionization Basic Concepts ­ Public vs. Private • Public Sector –   The government sector, the government funded sector   Mostly services  Run by a government official   Services delivered under a government mandate  Management and funding is all government control  Big part of the public sector is services (police, ambulance, public  utilities – lights, water)  • Private sector –   Privately owned business  Private organizations  Distinct Challenges ­ Government as Employer • Creates distinct challenges – your employer is the government,  government has way more authority than an employer • Government cast legislations  • Governments are under a lot of political pressure (ex. Rob Ford) ­ Essential Services • Part of the broader public sector • Welfare of people is at stake – peoples job rights are limited • Private sector does not have to deal with this • Public utilities are essential services Early Efforts ­ Teachers • Government fired a lot of teachers if they got involved in labour  unionization • teachers were never full time workers Association & Consultation ­ some parts of the public secto
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