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absent/thereby no loss of production [also acted as a mechanism for workers to police each other] – and ‘lean production’ methods – was a refinement which also encased the logic of reduction in materials – labour input – and for everyone to contribute in offering suggestions and ideas to improve on cost-reduction strategies What strategies were needed to create a new lean government? [included downsizing the public sector workers] A few of the strategies to create a more competitive society [Canadian]: - restructuring strategies in the workplace - from mass production methods [run when you can mentality] to ‘just-in-time’ methods [run only when needed] - to further increased levels of production was seen by ‘speed-up’ of assembly lines/expected levels – eg GM assembly lines/cycle times of machines - creating ‘quality circles’ – which was the goal of the team concept model of production – to increase production while cutting back jobs – eg 2 nd tier workers have eliminated 20 jobs in last 6 months on assembly lines at GM - team production’ – required all cell members to know all jobs in case someone is absent/thereby no loss of production [also acted as a mechanism for workers to police each other] - ‘lean production’ methods – was a refinement which also encased the logic of reduction in materials – labour input - for everyone to contribute in offering suggestions and ideas to improve on cost-reduction strategies What were the dominant political orientations amongst unionized workers during this period? How did they shift over time and why? The British Combination Acts [1899-1800] – defined unions as ‘conspiracies in restraint of trade’ – membership illegal/engaging in union activities [meetings; wage-fixing; strikes; blacklisting employees; picketing] – unions were
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22 tolerated as long as members behaved ‘responsibly’ – but still fired union activists – 1870s more strikes – union members charged under anti-union statutes Craft unions build links b/n crafts – pressure all employers – Nine-Hour Movement [1872] – although failed did force [Conservative] John A. Macdonald to pass 1 st labour legislation – the Trade Unions Act of 1872 – decriminalizing unions – no worker could be prosecuted for attempting to influence wages/work conditions through collective means – also created local trades/labour councils to make links across trades/to bolster power – some within the craft union began to develop a new union - Knights of Labour – was the 1 st chance to organize these new industrial workers [unskilled] – 1881 Hamilton accepted all workers – industrial unionism – promoting a working- class culture – shift away from partyism [unions support political party – Conservative or Liberal] – US 1886 formed American Federation of Labor – headed by Samuel Gompers- motto – reward your friends/punish your enemies – similar to you are either with us or against us mentality promoted by [George Bush] –
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