Who wants unions?

Canada, 1982

Film
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Juxtaposing the views of those who don’t want unions and those who do, this film examines new management techniques that have led to a steady decrease in unionization and an increase in union-free work environments. The film features portions of a lecture given by Charles Hughes, American management consultant and North American guru of the union-free model, whose Long-Range Maintenance Model has been widely adopted. As can be seen in the film, present-day management techniques are much more subtle and sophisticated than the goon squad union-busting activities that once made headlines.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

producer

Mark Zannis

co-director

Laszlo Barna

Laura Alper

Duration

00:25:53:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015860

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Free enterprise

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial sociology

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Management

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industrial relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor and laboring classes

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Labor movement

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - United States

History → Labor movement

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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