Briskin, Linda

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Linda Briskin is a Professor Emeritus at York University (Toronto) at the School of Women' Studies. In addition to numerous articles, she has authored several books including Equity Bargaining/Bargaining Equity (2006); co-edited Women's Organizing and Public Policy in Canada and Sweden (1999); Women Challenging Unions: Feminism, Democracy and Militancy (1993); and Union Sisters: Women in the Labour Movement (1983); and co-authored Feminist Organizing for Change: the Contemporary Women's Movement in Canada (1988), and The Day the Fairies Went on Strike (for children) (1981). Her research focuses on union leadership, strategies for ensuring equity representation inside unions, women’s participation in collective bargaining and social dialogue, and worker militancy, with a special focus on gendering labour militancy and nurses on strike. She has been a union activist for many decades. In 2014, Linda Briskin received the Sefton Award for Contributions to Labour Relations, presented by Woodsworth College and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto.

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