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Labour Day, Labour Books

Books about the labour movement and work, and workers.

by Kerry Clare · Tagged labour day


Portraits of a Vanishing Canada

by (author) Karl Kessler & Sunshine Chen

Enforcing Exclusion

Precarious Migrants and the Law in Canada

by (author) Sarah Grayce Marsden

On the Line

A History of the British Columbia Labour Movement

by (author) Rod Mickleburgh

Rough Work

Labourers on the Public Works of British North America and Canada, 1841-1882

by (author) Ruth Bleasdale

Pain and Prejudice

What Science Can Learn about Work from the People Who Do It

by (author) Karen Messing

Work in Transition

Cultural Capital and Highly Skilled Migrants' Passages into the Labour Market

by (author) Arnd-Michael Nohl, Karin Schittenhelm, Oliver Schmidtke & Anja Weiss

Unions Matter

Advancing Democracy, Economic Equality, and Social Justice

edited by Matthew Behrens & The Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights (CFLR)

Indigenous Women, Work, and History


by (author) Mary Jane Logan McCallum

Working Bodies

Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace

edited by Sharon-Dale Stone & Valorie A. Crooks


An Occupational ABC

by (author) Kellen Hatanaka

Liberating Temporariness?

Migration, Work, and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity

edited by Leah F. Vosko, Valerie Preston & Robert Latham

Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Violence at Work in the North American Auto Industry, 1960–80

by (author) Jeremy Milloy

Crises in Canadian Work

A Critical Sociological Perspective

by (author) Norene Pupo, Ann Duffy & Daniel Glenday

Borders in Service

Enactments of Nationhood in Transnational Call Centres

by (author) Kiran Mirchandani & Winifred Poster

Lunch-Bucket Lives

Remaking the Workers’ City

by (author) Craig Heron

Farm Workers in Western Canada

Injustices and Activism

edited by Shirley A. McDonald & Bob Barnetson
contributions by Michael J. Broadway, Jill Bucklaschuk, Delna Contractor, Darlene A. Dunlop, Brynna Hambly (Takasugi), Zane Hamm, Paul Kennett, Jennifer Koshan, C.F. Andrew Lau, J. Graham Martinelli, Robin C. McIntyre, Nelson Medeiros, Kerry Preibisch, Heidi Rolfe, Patricia Tomic, Ricardo Trumper & Kay Elizabeth Turner

Discounted Labour

Women Workers in Canada, 1870-1939

by (author) Ruth Frager & Carmela Patrias

Unfree Labour?

Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada

edited by Aziz Choudry & Adrian A. Smith

Not Talking Union

An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour

by (author) Janis Thiessen

The Bunkhouse Man

Life and Labour in the Northern Work Camps

by (author) Edmund Bradwin & Jean Burnet


Global Labour in the Digital Vortex

by (author) Nick Dyer-Witheford

Decolonizing Employment

Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada's Labour Market

by (author) Shauna MacKinnon

Protest and Politics

The Promise of Social Movement Societies

edited by Howard Ramos & Kathleen Rodgers

The Empire of Mind

Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement

by (author) Michael Strangelove

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