Rethinking Labour was founded by professors Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage, who in 2012 published Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada . The book asks how and why workers were able to exert collective power in the postwar era, how they lost it, and how they might re-establish it in the future. Rethinking Labour includes both scholars and activists who undertake research on these issues to further the cause of workers’ rights, equality and democracy, both in Canada and around the world.
Stephanie Ross discusses how workers and unions are challenging the austerity of governments and businesses throughout Europe and North America today. “What a difference a year makes,” says Ross. “But since the emergence of the Occupy Movement… the terrain of struggle has changed significantly. It’s nice to feel hopeful again.”