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Crossing the Line

Unionized Employee Ownership and Investment Funds

by Jack Quarter

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list price: $19.95
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: 1995
imprint: Lorimer

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 Line is a groundbreaking look at the controversial phenomenon of employee ownership.

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Jack Quarter

Jack Quarter is a professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the University of Toronto. He is a founding member of Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Social Economy Centre.

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