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Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Ian Thomas MacDonald


Labor unions remain the largest membership-based organizations in major North American cities. As unions become more involved in the daily life of the city, they find themselves confronting the familiar dilemma of how to fold union priorities into broader campaigns that address non-union workers and the lives of union members beyond the workplace. If we are right to believe that the future of the labor movement is an urban one, union activists and staffers, urban policymakers, elected officials, and members of the public alike will require a fuller understanding of what impels unions to become ... More

Keywords: labor unions, labor movement, urban policy issues, urbanism, urban regulation, urban planning, public services, employment equity, affordable housing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501706547
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Thomas MacDonald, editor
University of Montreal

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