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LABRST 1A03 Lecture Notes - Industrial Democracy

Labour Studies
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David Goutor

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Post-War Compromise and Prosperity, Pt.2
o Downsides
Limits on union activity
Organizers are the ones who instigate strikes and such
Employers liked that organizers had limits so that they
wouldn’t do such things
Role of organizers
A lot unions lose touch with members
Overtime, becomes harder and harder to draw younger
and newer workers into unions
“Workers’ control” vs. “management right”
Management rights = whatever the managements says,
goes = becomes prominent model
Workers’ controls -> workers wanted a voice on a day
to day basis
Industrial democracy vs. collective bargaining
By 1950s and 60s, this model was gone
1950s focused more on industrial democracy rather
than collective bargaining
Broader Social Reform
The upsides are very fundamental, many changes, etc.
Long term,
The compromise was later seen as the root of he
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