Dr. Larry Savage is Director of the Centre for Labour Studies at Brock University. He previously served as President of the St. Catharines and District Labour Council and as a member of the Executive Council of the Ontario Federation of Labour (2008-2009). Dr. Savage’s research is broadly concerned with examining the link between organized labour and politics in Canada. His research projects have focused on labour unions and their intersection with electoral politics, judicial politics, constitutional politics and environmental politics, respectively.
Dr. Savage is the co-author (with Carmela Patrias) of Union Power: Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara and his published work has appeared in over half a dozen academic journals, including the Supreme Court Law Review, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Labour/Le Travail, and Labor Studies Journal. Savage is currently the principal investigator on a SSHRC-funded Standard Research Grant investigating the tactics and strategies of unions of professional workers. He is also co-investigator on a SSHRC Insight Development grant exploring the relationship between the Canadian labour movement and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.