Larry Savage

Professor, Labour Studies

Office: PLZ 329
905-688-5550 x5007
lsavage@brocku.ca 

Education

PhD, York University
MA, Brock University
BA, Brock University

Research Interests

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, union organizing and the strategies and tactics of unions of professionals in the public sector.

Affiliations

Books

Edited Books

Book Chapters

  • Savage, Larry. (2016). “The Politics of Labour and Labour Relations in Ontario” In Cheryl N. Collier and Jonathan Malloy. eds. The Politics of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • 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

  • Butovsky, Jonah, Larry Savage and Michelle Webber (2016). “Assessing the Potential Impact of Labor Law Reforms on University Faculty: Findings from a Midsized Public University” Labor Studies Journal. Vol 41 no. 2. pp. 204-219.
  • Butovsky, Jonah, Larry Savage and Michelle Webber. (2015). “Assessing faculty attitudes toward faculty unions: a survey of four primarily undergraduate universities” Working USA: A Journal of Labor and Society. Vol 18 no. 2. pp. 247-265.
  • 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.