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LABRST 1A03 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Electronic Waste, Canadian Union Of Public Employees, Canadian Labour Congress


Department
Labour Studies
Course Code
LABRST 1A03
Professor
David Goutor
Lecture
10

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26. Shirley Carr
First Female President of the Canadian Labour Congress. CUPE- public sector unions. Woman.
Gender themes and apply them to Shirley Carr. Marked entry of women to union leadership
when they were previously excluded.
29. E-Waste
Electronic waste: discarded electrical or electronic devices. Used electronics which are destined
for reuse, resale, salvage, recycling, or disposal are also considered e-waste.
Mention time and context that this gives. Briefly define, provide reading if possible and say why
it’s significant.
1. Staple industries
Helped to shape basic economy. Timber. Talk about importance. Paper, printer, etc.
2. Dairy industry
Make some extra money. Women started it, men took over when it became more profitable
because they felt that women couldn’t handle the money. Public and private sphere. Cohen
reading.
3. Producer Ideology
Myth of independent farmer. Unless you had this, you were unimportant. Workers protecting
their trade. Workers used to feel connected to their trade.
4. 9 Hour Movement
Movement for a shorter work day. Strike to work 9 hours a day 6 days a week instead of 12/7.
7. Victorian Ideology
‘Proper Society’. God would help those who helped themselves. Individual work ethic was
important. If you wanted to succeed you had to rely on yourself. Less focus on unionisation.
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