University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Labour Studies - Julie Guard, Coordinator
Julie Guard, Coordinator

Ph.D., 1994, University of Toronto/OISE
M.E.S., 1987, York University
B.A., 1978, University of Western Ontario

Research Interests:

Labour and social movement history, left history, women's history, the new economy, union organizing, call centres, unions and race, gender and ethnicity

Teaching Areas:

Labour union, social movements, community and labour organizing, public policy, social justice, globalization, labour relations, research methods, community field placements

Articles in Journals:

2012  with D'Arcy Martin, Laurie McGauley, Mercedes Steedman, and Jorge Garcia-Orgales.  "Art as Activism:  Empowering Workers and Reviving Unions through Popular Theatre."  Labor Studies Journal volume 37 issue 2 (June):  163-182.  DO1 10.1177/0160449X11431895

2010 "A Mighty Power against the Cost of Living:  Canadian Housewives Organize in the 1930s."  International Labor and Working-Class History  (spring), vol. 77, no.  1:  27-47.

2007   with Mercedes Steedman and Jorge Garcia-Orgales. “Organizing the Electronic Sweatshop: Rank-and-File Participation in Canada’s Steel Union,” LABOR: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, volume 4, issue 3 (fall): 9-31.

2004  "Making the Scholarship Political: Ruth Roach Pierson’s Feminist Pedagogy.” Atlantis: A Women’s Studies Journal, special issue two: 68-71.

2004  “Authenticity on the Line: Women Workers, Native ‘Scabs,’ and the Multi-Ethnic Politics of Identity in a Left-led Strike in Cold War Canada.” Journal of Women's History, special issue on Women's Labors, vol. 15 no. 4 (winter): 117-140.

1996. "Fair Play or Fair Pay? Gender Relations, Class Consciousness, and Union Solidarity in the Canadian UE, 1949 to 1955." Labour/le travail 37 (Spring): 149-177. (awarded Hilda Neatby Prize, 1997).

Edited Books:

2009  with Wayne Antony. Bankruptcies and Bailouts, Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

Chapters in Books:

2012 "The Politics of Milk:  Canadian Housewives Organize in the 1930s."  In Edible Histories, Cultural Politics:  Towards a Canadian Food History.  Eds. Franca Iacovetta, Valerie j. Korinek and Marlene Epp.  University of Toronto Press:  271-85.

2007  “Can Call Centres Contribute to Manitoba’s Community Economic Development?”   John Loxley, Jim Silver and Kathleen Sexsmith, eds. Doing Community Economic Development. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood/Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. 123-135.

2006   with Jorge Garcia-Orgales, Mercedes Steedman, and D’Arcy Martin. "Organizing Call Centres: The Steelworkers' Experience." In Pradeep Kumar and Christopher Schenk, eds. Paths to Union Renewal: Canadian Experiences.  Toronto: Broadview Press: 277-292.

2004  "Canadian Citizens or Dangerous Foreign Women? Canada's Radical Consumer Movement, 1947-1950." In Marlene Epp, Franca Iacovetta and Frances Swyripa, eds., Sisters or Strangers? Immigrant, Ethnic, and Racialized Women in Canadian History.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 161-189.

2000  "Women Worth Watching: Radical Housewives in Cold War Canada." In D. Buse, G. Kinsman, and M. Steedman, eds., Whose National Security? Canadian State Surveillance and the Creation of Enemies. Toronto: Between the Lines: 73-88.

1996  “Womanly Innocence and Manly Self-Respect: Gendered Challenges to Labour’s Postwar Compromise.” In Cy Gonick, Paul Phillips, and Jesse Vorst, eds., Labour Gains, Labour Pains: Fifty Years of PC 1003.  Winnipeg: Society for Socialist Studies: 119-137.

1990  "Dealing with Difference: Power in the New Feminist Historiography." In S. Kirby, D. Daniels, K. McKenna, and M. Pujol, eds., Women Change the Academy/Les femmes changeant l'academie: The Proceedings of the 1990 CWSA Conference.  Winnipeg, Manitoba: Sororal Publishing: 135-141.

Electronic Publications:

with Rachel Gotthilf, Rachel Heinrichs, Brian Latour, Kyle Mytruk, Kim Parry, Chris Rigaux and Zachery Saltis. “Fastfacts: Where Does the Money Go? University of Manitoba Senior Administrators Get Big Pay Hikes But Faculty and Staff Morale Remains Low.” 25 October 2007. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. http://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/Manitoba_Pubs/2007/FastFacts_Oct25_07_UM_Labour_Relations.pdf

“Training Unemployed Manitobans for Call Centres – A Good Public Investment?” 7 December 2006. Manitoba: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. http://www.policyalternatives.ca/documents/Manitoba_Pubs/2006/Training_Unemployed_Manitobans_For_Call_Centres.pdf

Manitoba’s Call Centre Explosion: A Preliminary Overview. 2003. Toronto: United Steelworkers Canada. http://www.uswa.ca/program/adminlinks/docs/call_guard.pdf

Work in Progress:

“Community Organizing Against Capital: Canada's Radical Consumer Movement, 1930s-1950s.” Book-length work in progress.

“The Politics of Milk: Toronto Housewives Organize in the 1930s,” in Edible Histories, Cultural Politics: Towards a Canadian Food History, Franca Iacovetta, Valerie Korinek and Marlene Epp, eds. (forthcoming)

Non-Refereed and Popular Publications:

 25 October 2007. “Top-Down Bosses Top Up: Executive Pay Raises at U of M Wildly Out of Line with Staff Increases.” View from the West (editorial), Winnipeg Free Press: A15.

With Jorge Garcia-Orgales and Mercedes Steedman. 2006. “Turning Points: Call Centre Workers Organize,” Our Times (August/September): 30-37.

2006  "Canadian Unions: Troubled but Not (Yet) Split."  Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) Newsletter, no.  4, (February): 9-10.

2002 "Goodbye to All That: The Anti-Terrorism Law and the Erosion of Civil Liberties After 9-11," Manitoba Alternatives, issue 6 vol. 1: 12-15.

1995  A Noble Heritage: Women in Canadian Labour History.  Slide Presentation with Text. Ottawa: Canadian Labour Congress.