Crossing the line: unionized employee ownership and investment funds
The line that divides management and labour is being crossed regularly in Canada, as workers become owners of the companies that employ them. This is the first book to examine this phenomenon. Workers own a variety of enterprises small and large, often taking on an ownership role when their companies are in financial difficulty. Unions frequently provide the structure for workers to negotiate their ownership claims, but unions are ambivalent about these buyouts. Nevertheless, union-based and government-subsidized investment funds have rapidly growing resources to finance these takeovers. Crossing the Lineis a groundbreaking look at the controversial phenomenon of employee ownership.
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Crossing the Line: Unionized Employee Ownership and Investment Funds
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