Strikes: Canadian

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Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Arvida Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Began July 24, 1941 when some 700 workers in the Aluminium Co. of Canada (Alcan) in Arvida, Québec, spontaneously walked off the job.
Asbestos Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Asbestos Strike: Connexipedia Article
Article
The Asbestos Strike of 1949, based in and around Asbestos, Quebec, Canada, was a four-month labour dispute by the asbestos miners.
Battle of Ballantyne Pier, 1935
Lowry, Sam
Article
A short history and background of the 1935 dockers' strike and subsequent bloody confrontation with police in Vancouver that became known as the Battle of Ballantyne Pier.
British Columbia Woodworkers' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
15 May - 20 June 1946. Twenty-seven thousand workers in both the coast and interior regions, led by district president Harold Pritchett, struck when demands for a 25-cent hourly increase, a 40-hour we...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - September 1974: Volume II Number 9
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - February 1975: Volume III Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - May 1975: Volume III Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - June 1975: Volume III Number 6
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Canadian News Synthesis Project - October 1975: Volume III Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Cape Breton Strikes, 1920s: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
The Cape Breton labour wars of the early 1920s represented an intense local episode of class conflict. In such conflicts militant unions, often led by radical leaders, were attempting to change the ba...
Common Front Strikes: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Cartel of Québec public- and para-public-sector trade unions formed in 1972 to negotiate with the provincial government.
Crowsnest Pass Strike, 1932: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike that began in January 1932 with demands that companies divide available work in the depressed coal-mining industry equally among miners rather than playing favourites. Coal companies refused ...
The East York Workers' Association: A Response to the Great Depression
Schulz, Patricia V.
Book
1975
An account of the activity of relief recipients in the township of East York, an eastern suburb of Toronto, in the 1930s.
Estevan Coal Miners' Strike, 1931: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike which led to the murder of three miners by the RCMP.
Fort William Freight Handlers Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike by 700 non-unionized immigrants in August 1909 that was defeated by the use of militia and the RCMP and resulted in the firing of hundreds of workers.
Fraser River Fishermen's Strikes: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strikes by whites, natives and Japanese fishermen against salmon canneries that lined the lower Fraser River.
Fraser River Railway Strikes: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Strikes which started in March 1912 when railway workers organized by the Industrial Workers of the World walked out of construction camps on the Canadian Northern line to protest conditions.
Hold the Line
Lee, Min Sook (Director)
Film/Video
2009
A restrained story-telling of the 2009 CUPE strike in Windsor, Ontario. Excellent shots of Windsor backed by a moody soundtrack, this film tells the story of the Windsor CUPE strike from the workers' ...
Manoir Richelieu Dispute: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Rioux, Michel
Article
Few labour disputes have included such dramatic developments as the eventful Manoir Richelieu conflict, which shook Quebec in December 1985 when the Parti Québécois government sold the property, a ren...
Miramichi Lumber Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
The Miramichi Lumber Strike began 20 August 1937 when 1500 millworkers and longshoremen along the Miramichi River in northern New Brunswick struck 14 lumber firms for increased wages, shorter working ...
More than one way to strike
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
Rather than simply walk away from their vehicles, drivers could keep driving, but refuse to collect fares. This puts pressure on the employer without inconveniencing riders.
Murdochville Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
On 10 March 1957 the 1000 workers of Gaspé Copper Mines, Murdochville, Qué, struck for the right to unionize. The conflict lasted 7 months and ended in defeat for the miners.
Never Say Die!
Stanton, John
Book
Autobiography of labour lawyer John Stanton with an account of Canadian labour history since the 1930's.
Newfoundland Loggers' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
The Newfoundland Loggers' Strike began 31 December 1958 when hundreds of loggers employed by Anglo-Newfoundland Development Co at Grand Falls struck for wage increases and for improvements in living c...
The Newsletter #5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
Oshawa Strike 1937: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
In 1937, more than 4000 workers if General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, went on strike to fight for better wages and working conditions.
Out of the Driver's Seat: Marxism in North America Today
Article
1974
Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working clas...
Plunderbund and Proletariat: A History of the IWW in B.C.
Scott, Jack
Book
1975
A history of working class struggle from the workers' perspective.
La Presse Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Two days later, the 3 main Union Centrals defied a municipal ban to organize a huge march in solidarity with the newspaper workers. More than 12 000 people clashed with 100 Montréal policemen. The out...
Producers' strike at CBC/Société Radio-Canada: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike by producers at Société Radio-Canada in Montréal in 1958-59.
The Quebec general strike 1972
Sweetman, George "Mick"
Article
The story of one of the largest working class rebellions in American history. 300,000 workers participated in North America's largest general strike to that date, radio stations were seized, factories...
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
Book
2012
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Reesor Siding Strike of 1963: Connexipedia Article
Article
A labour conflict which resulted in the shooting of 11 union members.
The Russian Revolution Ninety Years After: Against The Current vol. 131
Mandel, David
Article
2007
The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the most influential political event of the 20th century. But since history is written by the victors, it is not well known that October was the opening sh...
Saskatchewan Doctors' Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike against the introduction of medicare by Saskatchewan doctors in 1962.
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Strikes and Lockouts: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike is the withholding of labour by workers in order to obtain better working conditions; such withholding of labour is generally accompanied by demonstrations, such as picketing, parades, meetin...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 6
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 7
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VI Number 8
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VII Number 2
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Synthesis analyzes and presents current news coverage of the mos...
Synthesis: A review of events reported in the Canadian press: Volume VII Number 5
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
Synthesis is the journal of the Canadian News Synthesis Project. Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - 1976), Previously known as the Canadian News Synthesis Project (1974 - ...
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
The Trade Union Movement of Canada, 1827-1959
Lipton, Charles
Book
1967
An account of trade union evolution as a whole for the period 1827-1959, as well as an ouline of continuing sphere's of Labour's effort, such as organization of the unorganized, the fight for better c...
24 Days in Brooks
Inkster, Dana (Director)
Film/Video
2007
Centred on the 24-day Lakeside Packers strike, this film is a nuanced portrait of people working together for change. They are people like Peter Jany Khwai, who escaped war in Sudan and Edil Hassan, a...
Vancouver general strike of 1918: Connexipedia Article
Article
The first general strike in Canadian history, held 2 August 1918, organized as a one-day political protest against the killing of draft evader and labour activist Albert "Ginger" Goodwin, who had call...
Vancouver Island Coal Strike: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
A strike that began in September 1912 when miners at declared a holiday to protest the firing of a worker.
We're Going to Run This City: Winnipeg's Political left after the General Strike
Epp-Koop, Stefan
Book
2015
Explores the dynamic municipal politics thqt came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
West Coast Longshore Strikes, 1923 and 1935: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Strikes by members of the International Longshoremen's Association.
When the State Trembled: How A.J. Andrews and the Citizens' Committee Broke the Winnipeg General Strike
Kramer, Reinhold; Mitchell, Tom
Book
2010
Recovers the story of how the business elite-led Citizens' Committee of 1000 crushed the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
Windsor Strike 1945: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
Windsor Strike, 12 Sept-20 Dec 1945, at the WINDSOR, Ont, plant of Ford Motor Co. There was really only one strike issue at Ford: union recognition. The united automobile workers demanded it; the comp...

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Labour/Le Travail
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...

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Doctors' Strike
Medical Care and Conflict in Saskatchewan
Badgley, Robin; Wolfe, Samuel
1967

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Engler, Allan
Article
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Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
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