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Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada

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Join MISC for an online roundtable discussion on Barry Eidlin's book, Labor and the Class Idea in the United States and Canada (2018: Cambridge University Press).

Why are unions weaker in the US than in Canada, two otherwise similar countries? This difference has shaped politics, policy, and levels of inequality. Conventional wisdom points to differences in political cultures, party systems, and labor laws. But Barry Eidlin's systematic analysis of archival and statistical data shows the limits of conventional wisdom, and presents a novel explanation for the cross-border difference.

Étienne Cantin (ULaval), Shannon Dinan (UMontréal), Xavier Lafrance (UQÀM) will discuss the book's findings, followed by a response from the author, McGill Professor of Sociology Barry Eidlin.

Axel van den Berg (McGill) will moderate a discussion among the author and panelists, followed by audience Q&A.

The roundtable will take place in English, and questions in French and English are welcome.

This webinar is free to attend. Registration is required.

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