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Author Rapaport, David, 1947-

Title No justice, no peace : the 1996 OPSEU strike against the Harris government in Ontario / David Rapaport
Published Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents Contents -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Illustrations -- Introduction: Civil Servants Demonstrate, and the OPP riots -- PART ONE: BACKGROUND -- 1 OPSEU Acquires the Right to Strike -- 2 The World Changes for Ontario -- 3 The World Changes for Civil Servants -- PART TWO: THE STRIKE EMERGES -- 4 Opposition to the Harris Government -- 5 Collective Bargaining until the Strike -- 6 OPSEU Builds for the Strike -- PART THREE: OPSEU ON STRIKE -- 7 OPSEU Goes on Strike -- 8 The Politics of Picketing -- 9 The Picket Line Community -- 10 The Wider Community
11 Essential Services: A Limited Strike12 Legal Issues -- 13 Collective Bargaining during the Strike -- 14 The Strike Ends -- APPENDICES -- A: The Strike Vocabulary -- B: A Week-by-Week Chronology of the Strike -- C: OPSEU Strike: Financial Statistics -- D: Results of the Three OPSEU Polls of the Membership -- E: List of People Interviewed -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Ontario Public Service Employees Union.
SUBJECT Ontario Public Service Employees Union. fast (OCoLC)fst00577529
Subject Strikes and lockouts -- Civil service -- Ontario
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Strikes and lockouts -- Civil service.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00690891
ISBN 9780773567900