Current research and projects Labour Studies faculty are exploring...
- Is the quality of life at work improving?
- How is work changing in a global economy?
- Are unions renewing themselves? What is their role in the service sector?
- How is the role of women in the paid and unpaid economy changing?
To view a faculty member's current research projects, click on their name under Faculty & Staff.
Faculty conduct cutting-edge research on domestic and international labour issues through the Institute on Work in a Global Society (WIGS), the International Research Network on Autowork in the Americas (IRNAA), and the Future of Unions Network (FUN). A number of faculty are also working together in a multi-year project examining the impact of globalization on working class social cohesion (Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion in a Global Era). One of our Associate Members, Robert O'Brien, is a board member on the International Sociological Associate Research Committee on Labour Movements (RC44). The RC44 group encourages international research on labour movements with a focus on their role both in industrial relations and in the political arena.