Book Launch: The Italians Who Built Toronto

The Italians Who Built Toronto, by Stefano Agnoletto, will be launched between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 14 October at 305 Founders College, York University, Toronto. The evening will feature a roundtable discussion about the book. Click here to read Dr Agnoletto’s recent interview (in Italian) with the online newspaper Affari italiani.   Advertisements

Stefano Agnoletto interviewed about The Italians Who Built Toronto

Stefano Agnoletto is interviewed about his new book The Italians Who Built Toronto in the Canadian publication Daily Commercial News. Dr Agnoletto, who teaches Business History at Bocconi University in Milan, talks about his research into the role of Italian immigrants in Toronto’s construction industry from the 1950s to the 1980s, describing how “a mass … Continue reading

New publication: Women and Trade Unions in France

Based on the thorough examination of French archival sources, this book examines in detail two industries in which women formed the majority of the workforce in France between 1890 and 1914. The choice of the tobacco and hat industries is particularly relevant in the sense that the tobacco industry, unlike the hat industry, was a … Continue reading

New publication: The Italians Who Built Toronto

After World War II, hundreds of thousands of Italians emigrated to Toronto. This book describes their labour, business, social and cultural history as they settled in their new home. It addresses fundamental issues that impacted both them and the city, including ethnic economic niching, unionization, urban proletarianization and migrants’ entrepreneurship. In addressing these issues the … Continue reading

No Women Jump Out!

This book aims to provide a history of twentieth-century labour in the British colony of Antigua and Barbuda. It documents the labour and class struggles between landowners and peasants both before and after the legalization and formation of trades and labour unions in 1940. It exposes the political and racial dynamics of British colonialism in … Continue reading

Transnational Company Bargaining and the Europeanization of Industrial Relations

Over the past decade, European company-level employment regulation has emerged: European Works Councils (EWCs) and trade unions have begun to negotiate company-level collective agreements which have a far-reaching impact across borders on issues as diverse as company restructuring, health and safety, and profit-sharing. The negotiating parties have thus begun to fill the gap left by … Continue reading

Cross National Comparisons of Social Movement Unionism

For the past two decades efforts to halt the decline in union numbers and revitalize the labour movement have largely resided in social movement unionism (SMU). In the first English-language book to compare SMU in Japan, Korea and the United States, scholars from the three countries examine its emergence as a response to neoliberal globalization. Cross-National … Continue reading

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