Getting Organized
Building A Union

Cornish, Mary; Ritchie, Laurell
Publisher:  Women's Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1980
Pages:  250pp   Price:  $7.95   Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2340

Comprehensive guide to the process of unionization and certification.
See also: CX2072.

Getting Organized is a guide detailing the process of unionizing and certification in Ontario. Each step of the process is clearly and concisely articulated. Specific illustrations from case law are cited as aids; sample forms and documents, including a model constitution, have been added as helpful resource material. The book is written by a union organizer and a lawyer with the help of law students and lawyers from the Law Union of Ontario.

Getting Organized outlines the common pitfalls in the unionizing process, treats the special difficulties faced by immigrant workers and points to problems in unions that workers and particularly women workers may need to overcome. The methods of establishing demands in a contract are also explained.

Editor's note: Connexions readers outside the province of Ontario who are interested in getting information about the process of unionizing and certification in their own province should contact their local provincial federation of labour office.

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