No Justice, No Peace

No Justice, No Peace

The 1996 OPSEU Strike Against the Harris Government in Ontario

eBook - 1999
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In No Justice, No Peace David Rapaport uses detail, insights, and anecdotes from over 150 interviews - with picket line captains, local executives, union leadership, journalists, mediators, and union and management negotiators among others - to provide an insider's view of the strike and its political and economic contexts, often told in the strikers' own voices. Vice-president from 1991 to 1997 of OPSEU's huge Region 5, covering Toronto, Rapaport describes how the election of the Harris government and the early "Common Sense Revolution" cutbacks led to a large opposition movement, the labour/social justice coalition, the Days of Action, and the province-wide OPSEU strike. No Justice, No Peace traces the politics involved, from ideology and belief in free trade to the downsizing of public and private enterprises, from the restructuring and privatization of the public sector to collective bargaining between OPSEU and the Ontario Government, and, finally, to the strike vote and the picket line.

The Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) was an early target of the Mike Harris Common Sense Revolutionaries, neo-conservatives on a mission to shrink the social safety net, radically reduce social programs, and subvert Ontario's collective bargaining regimes.


McGill Queens Univ Pr
The Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) was an early target of the Mike Harris Common Sense Revolutionaries, neo-conservatives on a mission to shrink the social safety net, radically reduce social programs, and subvert Ontario's collective bargaining regimes.
In No Justice, No Peace David Rapaport uses detail, insights, and anecdotes from over 150 interviews - with picket line captains, local executives, union leadership, journalists, mediators, and union and management negotiators among others - to provide an insider's view of the strike and its political and economic contexts, often told in the strikers' own voices. Vice-president from 1991 to 1997 of OPSEU's huge Region 5, covering Toronto, Rapaport describes how the election of the Harris government and the early "Common Sense Revolution" cutbacks led to a large opposition movement, the labour/social justice coalition, the Days of Action, and the province-wide OPSEU strike.No Justice, No Peace traces the politics involved, from ideology and belief in free trade to the downsizing of public and private enterprises, from the restructuring and privatization of the public sector to collective bargaining between OPSEU and the Ontario Government, and, finally, to the strike vote and the picket line.

Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999
ISBN: 9780773567900
0773567909
0773518584
9780773518582
0773518657
9780773518650
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : illustrations, portraits

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