Dr. Larry Savage

Faculty of Social Sciences




Dr. Larry Savage

Director, Brock University Centre for Labour Studies
 
Office: PLZ 329
Phone: 905.688.5550 ext. 5007
Email: lsavage@brocku.ca
Twitter: @Prof_Savage
 
PhD, York University
MA, Brock University
BA, Brock University
 
My research focuses on the politics of organized labour in Canada. Recent research has explored the changing nature of party-union relations, the labour movement's history of engagement with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the strategies and tactics of unions of professionals in the public sector.
 
Editorial Board member of Labour/Le Travail and Labor Studies Journal
 
Founding member of the Brock University Social Justice Research Institute
 
Co-founder: RethinkingLabour.ca 
 
Publications
 
Books
 
Patrias, Carmela and Larry Savage. (2012). Union Power: Solidarity and Struggle in Niagara. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.
 
Patrias, Carmela and Larry Savage. (2007). Confrontation, Struggle and Transformation: Organized Labour in the St. Catharines Area. Edmonton: Canadian Committee on Labour History.
 
Edited Books
 
Ross, Stephanie and Larry Savage. eds. (2013). Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity. Halifax: Fernwood.
 
Ross, Stephanie and Larry Savage. eds. (2012). Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood.
 
Book Chapters
 
Savage, Larry and Michelle Webber. (2013). "The Paradox of Professionalism: Unions of Professionals in the Public Sector" In Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. eds. Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity. Halifax: Fernwood. pp. 114-125.
 
Savage, Larry and Charles W. Smith. (2013). "Public Sector Unions and Electoral Politics in Canada" In Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. eds. Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity. Halifax: Fernwood. pp. 46-56.
 
Ross, Stephanie and Larry Savage. (2013). "Introduction: Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity" In Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. eds. Public Sector Unions in the Age of Austerity. Halifax: Fernwood. pp. 9-17.
 
Ross, Stephanie and Larry Savage. (2012). "Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada: An Introduction" In Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. eds. Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood. pp. 7-16.
 
Savage, Larry. (2012). "Organized Labour and the Politics of Strategic Voting" In Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. eds. Rethinking the Politics of Labour in Canada. Halifax: Fernwood. pp. 75-87.
 
Contributions to Scholarly Journals
 
Savage, Larry. (2014). "Organized Labour and the Shifting Landscape of Local Politics in Ontario" Studies in Political Economy, Vol 93 (Spring).
 
Ross, Stephanie and Larry Savage. (2014). "Labor Confronts Austerity: An Introduction" Labor Studies Journal, Vol 39 no. 1. pp 5-8.
 
Savage, Larry, Michelle Webber and Jonah Butovsky. (2012). "Organizing the Ivory Tower: The Unionization of the Brock University Faculty Association" Labor Studies Journal, Vol 37 no. 3. pp. 293-310.
 
Savage, Larry and Dennis Soron. (2011). "Organized Labor, Nuclear Power, and Environmental Justice: a Comparative Analysis of the Canadian and U.S. Labor Movements" Labor Studies Journal, Vol 36 no. 1 pp. 37-57.
 
Savage, Larry and Dennis Soron. (2011). "Organized Labor and the Politics of Nuclear Power: The Case of the Canadian Nuclear Workers Council" Capitalism Nature Socialism, Vol 22. no.3 pp. 8-29.
 
Pilon, Dennis, Stephanie Ross and Larry Savage. (2011). "Solidarity Revisited: Organized Labour and the New Democratic Party" Canadian Political Science Review, Vol. 5. pp. 20-37.
 
Savage, Larry. (2010). "Contemporary Party-Union Relations in Canada" Labor Studies Journal, Vol 35, no. 1. pp. 8-26.
 
Savage, Larry, Jonah Butovsky and Brigitte Cecckin. (2009). "New Voices in Labour Studies: An Introduction" Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society, Vol. 14. pp. 114-116. 
 
Savage, Larry. (2009). "Workers’ Rights as Human Rights: Organized Labor and Rights Discourse in Canada" Labor Studies Journal, Vol. 34, no. 1. pp. 8-20.
 
Savage, Larry and Jonah Butovsky. (2009). "A Federal Anti-Scab Law for Canada? The Debate Over Bill C-257" Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society, Vol. 13. pp. 15-28.
 
Savage, Larry. (2008). "Labour Rights as Human Rights? A Response to Roy Adams" Just Labour: A Canadian Journal of Work and Society, Vol. 12. pp. 68-75.
 
Savage, Larry. (2008). "Organized Labour and Local Politics: Ontario’s 2006 Municipal Elections" Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 62 (Fall 2008). pp. 127-140.
 
Savage, Larry. (2008). "Quebec Labour and the Referendums" Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 41, no. 4. pp. 861-887.
 
Savage, Larry. (2008). "From Centralization to Sovereignty-Association: The Canadian Labour Congress and the Constitutional Question" Review of Constitutional Studies, Vol. 13, issue 2. pp. 67-95.
 
Savage, Larry. (2008). "Disorganized Labour: Canadian Unions and the Constitution Act" International Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 36. pp. 145-159.
 
Savage, Larry. (2007). "Organized Labour and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms" The Supreme Court Law Review, Vol. 36. pp. 175-199.
 
Savage, Larry. (2007). "Organized Labour and Constitutional Reform Under Mulroney" Labour/Le Travail, Vol. 60 (Fall 2007). pp. 137-170. 
Dr. Larry Savage