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Sports, Work and Labour

For a number of reasons – including fame and fortune – athletes are not perceived to be workers. But, most professional athletes are in highly precarious employment relationships, are member of unions, engage in collective bargaining, go on strike and get injured on the ice, on courts and playing fields. This course will explore the lives of sports workers to see if the work they do is worth the rewards they receive and the risks they take.

LABRST 2H03

Sports, Work and Labour

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): II Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

For a number of reasons – including fame and fortune – athletes are not perceived to be workers. But, most professional athletes are in highly precarious employment relationships, are member of unions, engage in collective bargaining, go on strike and get injured on the ice, on courts and playing fields. This course will explore the lives of sports workers to see if the work they do is worth the rewards they receive and the risks they take.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in any program Level II or above. Priority is given to students registered in a Labour Studies program