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Rosemary Warskett

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Carleton)

Current research

State regulation and contestation of labour relations is a constant theme in my research. My work initially focused on theories of state regulation and public sector labour unions. Within the context of state theory I researched the contestation by women within unions, in particular their claims for pay equity. Also I have a continuing interest in labour relations within chartered banks and the ongoing attempts to unionize. My recent work is focused on the regulation of maternity and parental leaves and its unequal outcomes.

Teaching interests

Prior to my  retirement in July 2012, my teaching interests were in the area of legal regulation and contestation of social, political and economic processes, and how these intersect with relations of class, gender, race/ethnic. Currently I am particularly interested in the impact of regulation on paid and unpaid work, poverty, welfare and the working poor.

Selected publications

“Labour Fragmentation and New Forms of Organizing and Bargaining in the service Sector” with Dale Clark in Interrogating the New Economy N. Pupo & M. Thomas (eds.), forthcoming 2010

“Restructured Work and Restructured Labour Unions” in V. Shalla & W. Clement eds. Work in Tumultuous Times: Critical Perspectives, Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007.

“Thinking Through Organizing Strategy: What the Data Reveal and Conceal”, Gender & Work April, 2006

“Straddling the World of Traditional & Precarious Employment: A Case Study of the Courier Industry in Winnipeg” (together with the Winnipeg Courier Research Working Group) Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba, Online Publication, September 2005.

“Feminism’s Challenge to Unions in the North: Possibilities and Contradictions” Socialist Register, 2001, Merlin Press, November, 2000. Translated into Portugese by Ana Barradas in Ela por Ela, June, 2002.

“Law, Regulation and Becoming ‘Uncivil’: Contestation by Canadian ‘Civil Servants’.” in Law, Regulation and Governance, M. Mac Neil, N. Sargent & P. Swan (eds.). Oxford University Press, 2001