Canadian Labour History
This course examines the social, economic, and political forces shaping the Canadian labouring classes with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. The development of national and international unions in the Canadian context is investigated, with particular emphasis placed on the impact of globalization on international unionism. Topics include preindustrial working conditions, aboriginal labour, industrialization, labour organizations, the growth of trade unions, labour legislation, and labour politics. PREREQ: LBST 1006/1007 or SOCI 1015. Cross-listed with SOCI 3256. Students may not retain credit for both LBST 3256 and SOCI 3256.