Labour unions and the Solidarity Economy: The Quebec experience
Article published (pages 99-113) in: Solidarity Economy I : Building Alternatives for the People and the Planet, Edited by Emily Kawano, Thomas Neal Masterton and Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, Center for Popular Economics, Amherst MA, USA, June 2010
Québec province labour unions have supported the social and solidarity economy. They have created investment funds and credit unions. Most day-care centers (non-profits) are unionized. One union in particular, the Confédération des Syndicats Nationaux (CSN), has been in the forefront of this activity. How did this come about? This article tells part of the story.