Where Did Our Rights Come From? The Rand Formula and the Struggle for Union Security
Nov 20, 2013
Today our basic rights to freedom of association, democratic representation in the workplace, and free collective bargaining may be easy to take for granted as having always been with us. But these rights didn’t just happen. They weren’t gifts from enlightened employers or kindly governments!
At a time when powerful corporations and their friends in government are trying to roll back the clock on workers’ rights, we have much to learn from the inspiring, and often untold, stories of the workers and activists who fought for the rights we enjoy today, and won.
You can also download the various components of the book as individual files:
- Introductory Essay (Establishing Unions in Canada: A Long, Difficult Road)
- The Ford Windsor Strike, 1945
- The Rand Formula, 1946
- United Aircraft Strike, 1974
- Fleck Strike, 1978