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LABRST 1A03- Final Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 44 pages long!)


Department
Labour Studies
Course Code
LABRST 1A03
Professor
David Goutor
Study Guide
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LABRST 1A03
Final EXAM
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Progress and Frustrations in Wartime
Trauma & Transformation
o People were not ready for what was coming in WW1
o Age of catastrophe until 1945
o War measures act
Law government can impose in any crisis
Rounds up subversives mainly immigrants
Things become more political you have problem with your boss you
have problem with the government
o War fever
Peak time of nationalism
Both sides thought that was going to be a glorious moment in history
winning the war
Every part of the economy is towards the war effort total war
o wi-the-war setiet
if we lose everything is going to bad
sense of sacrifice
soldiers are dying what are you doing
people are getting stressed more to win the war
your hus are fightig, why are’t you fightig
suck it up the soldiers have it worse
o Conscription Crisis
Quebec did not want to participate in the war
o Broad Impacts
Russia cannot handle the stress of war
In 1917 Russia cracks
2 revolutions
Bolshevik Revolution Marxist radicalism
Advocates revolution in other countries
Laour’s Progress
o Because of huge mobilization of the economy this creates a bunch of jobs
o Huge innovation during war computers, microchips, jeans
o Unemployment goes down to zero
o Union membership
1914: 166,000
1919: 378,000
Divisions
o A lot of unions are more conservative agrees with win the war sentiment
o Radical part becomes more radical mostly in the west
o Regional Tensions
Woe’s Work
o By the end of the war women are working in heavy industries
o Conservative people always seen women at work as temporary
o Radical people want to organize women too because they are working
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Deskilling
o Accelerates dramatically during war time
o Dilution = increased deskilling
o Makes a lot of people say that we need to move more radical means of unionism
mass movements
One Big union
o Organize all workers and plan for a general strike
Post-war strike wave
o A lot of it is driven by workers frustration
o People thought this was a revolution
Hangover
o Labour gets discredited
o Part of the country where strikes continue
o Most strikes are defeated by the government by the use of force
Hard Times & Survival, Part 1
Roaring 20s
o Popular culture
Average people are focusing on celebrities
People get captivated by glamorise lifestyle of celebrities
Idols of production famous for what they do
Idols of consumption famous for the lifestyle they lead
o Corporate power
Financial corporations have gotten real powerful
Ford was the richest man in the world in 1920s
Fords transition from moving model T to A shut down factories for
months put the whole economy in recession for a quarter
Unions: Tough Climate
o 1919 Hangover
legacy of all the arrests
divisions
conservative element remains conservative
o “afe ad “ae Uiois
slogan of the main unions in Canada
We’re ot troule akers ad we’re goig stik to are old auses
o Propaganda
Frist red scare
If anyone strikes employers can say that they are communist
o Welfare capitalism
Some companies offer many benefits so that they do not need unions
Pensions golden handcuffs
Vastly increases loyalty
Limits of prosperity
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