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Working at Inglis

The Life and Death of a Canadian Factory

by Sobel, David & Meurer, Susan

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list price: $24.95
also available: Hardcover
published: 1994
imprint: Lorimer

This book covers 108 years of labour history at the John Inglis factory in Toronto's west end. For years, the Inglis plant was at the bedrock of Canada's manufacturing economy until it was finally closed in 1989. The authors present a critical narrative that looks at union struggles to organize the plant, discusses the gendered segregation of work during WWII, and analyses the importance of Free Trade to the plant's closure. The book includes over 150 archival and contemporary photographs, drawings, and other visual materials.

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Editorial Review

"...tells the bittersweet story behind the rise and fall of one of this city's oldest companies."

— Toronto Sun
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About the Authors

Sobel, David

DAVID SOBEL is a labour historian and technology specialist, who has conducted trade union studies of economic and technological change in various industries.
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Meurer, Susan

SUSAN MEURER is a Toronto trade unionist who works in the field of occupational health and safety. She is the author of "The Shadowboxers," a CBC radio drama.
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