POLS 1090 - Lecture 4 - Jan. 24, 2012

POLS 1090 - Lecture 4 - Jan. 24, 2012 - Keynesianism,...

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Keynesianism, Welfare State - Middle ground - Form of managed capitalism - Lie between free market capitalism and socialism - CCF party reached high level of popularity in 1943 - Socialists – planned economy, private ownership would be deeply reduced - Third – new collective bargaining arrangements between capital and labour - Important piece of federal legislation – PC 1003 – Canadian federal cabinet - Order-in-council which said that employers had to recognize properly constituted unions - During the war there were recognition strikes which were strikes by workers which demanded that their employer recognize a union - Need to maintain wartime production - Labour was in a strengthened position - Relative strength of capital and labour is informed by the level of unemployment - Properly constituted meant that the unions had to have a proper form - By engaging in this new framework employers had to recognize properly constituted unions - Unions could not walk off the job until the contract expired - Growth of grievance procedures - With these grievances you have the growth of legalistic procedures - Collective mobilization is no longer important - Mounting effective legal cases becomes a key focus - With new framework, growth of unionization in various male-dominated areas of employment – manufacturing and mining – union organization was concentrated - Basis of a fordist compromise - Large scale manufacturers, such as car manufacturers, settle contracts with their workforces, with unions - This provides annual increases in wages and benefits (1945-early 1970s)
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POLS 1090 - Lecture 4 - Jan. 24, 2012 - Keynesianism,...

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