ARTICLES 1919: The Canadian Labour Revolt - Labour / Le Travail
unemployment, low wages, high prices, long hours, unsafe and unsanitary ... the many workers — some well-known leaders, but many not — who ... Causes of Industrial Unrest (Winnipeg 1919), a pamphlet published by SPC Local No. 3. ... Dane had threatened a province-wide General Strike for the eight-hour day and.
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Omaha,a City in Ferment - Much Grace
The summer of 1919 was a time of restless transition. ... With the rise of prices and the lifting of a strike ban imposed ... second Winnipeg" out of Omaha.2 .... from a wartime to peace-time economy, prices in Omaha soared to an all-time high. ... In a letter published in the World-Herald, inflation was blamed on the general ...
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Remembering and Forgetting Winnipeg: Making History on the
With the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 steadfastly ... perspectives and analyses emerged in the historiography and increased ... topic, but also, they allow points of departure that later historians would expand on to add .... inflation occurred in the economy, he finds federal intervention into the ...
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Revolution in Winnipeg - Labour / Le Travail
contributing to the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919. In interpreting this article, there .... Wages were higher to be sure, but prices soared beyond all comparison.
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Trade Unions and Employment Stability at the Canadian Pacific
unions prior to 1917, but there was a sharp increase in membership around the end of ... Trade unions are both a cause and an effect of increased job stability. ... were Montreal (Quebec) and Winnipeg (Manitoba), the sites of the main railway ..... General Strike) is likely related to the introduction of uniform wage rates, since .
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Relations,” hinting now not at conflicting classes but at a system of mutual ... unemployment, low wages, high prices, long hours, unsafe and unsanitary ... Causes of Industrial Unrest (Winnipeg 1919), a pamphlet published by SPC Local No. 3. ... Amherst, Nova Scotia, at the height of the General Strike there, has unfor-.
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Where did our Rights come from?
“We paid the price to get here. We'll pay the price .... In 1919, seeking higher wages to combat rising inflation, and looking for improved working ... But with the Winnipeg General Strike broken, and facing heightened crack-downs by ... economy, and the build-up for war, union membership doubled between 1939 and. 1945 ...
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our first old age pension 1915-1927 - Canadian Museum of History
Seniors could look forward to living longer, but many lived in severe .... the likelihood of falling into severe poverty in old age increased considerably. ... Canada's economy had recovered from a post-war recession caused .... General Strike of 1919. ... America Act, the provinces were to pay the pensions, but a cost- sharing ...
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You understand we are radical - Socialist History Project
On 17-26 February 1919, the western Canadian section of the United Mine ... International union, as factors in the OBU's demise.12 Yet Bercuson also argues that the ... sentiment and the high rate of strikes were not solely found in the West. ... in the upheaval of the general strike, “working-class unity across ethnic lines held.
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Affluence, Power, and Strikes in Canada, 1973–2005 chapter four
... of strike activity and measures of economic well- being. .... Weighted Strike Frequency by Unemployment Rate (%),. 1973–1986 ... portant as causes of strike activity. What ... but by the periodicity of contract renewal schedules. ... already high inflation and galloping wage ... Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 and the ensuing ...
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in Canadian Social Trends
Canadian economy through this cen- tury of change ... A variety of factors con- ... Unemployment rate: the percentage of people in the labour force who are ... Inflation had eaten away the ... Rising anger culminated in the 1919 Winnipeg general .... Between 1941 and 1943, women's overall workforce participation increased.
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Filming Politics Interior.indd - University of Calgary
with general social and economic issues, a selection of films that depict the fight against fascism in ..... Prairie Fire: The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 (1999).
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4 War and Upheaval: 1914–1919 - McGraw Hill Higher Education
Identify how the Canadian economy was changed by wartime needs. 4. .... the cause. ... other existing and suitable training sites, but they would not suit Canada's ... recruits grew and wartime inflation mounted, and thus required increased government ..... captured ground, a failure that cost General Alderson his command.
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This Third Wage-Labour Unrest and Industrial Conflict in - Érudit
Érudit est un consortium interuniversitaire sans but lucratif composé de l' Université de Montréal, ... was less serious in 1966 than in the previous peak years of 1919 and. 1946. .... briefly in the immédiate postwar I period, when the Winnipeg General .... levels and, overall, a persistently high rate of unemployment in ail but.
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The Twentieth-Century Employment Law Regime in Canada
the outbreak of World War I, productivity and prices soared, but wages lagged ... Enlisting Women for the Cause: Women, Labour and the Left in Canada, 1890 - ..... high inflation, and a growing sense of entitlement encouraged by political leaders' ..... Legal Consequences of the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919," Manitoba ...
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radicalism in the late years of the First World War, but the solutions it devised ... 1 On the labour revolt see G.S. Kealey, '1919: The Canadian Labour Revolt,'. Labour/l• .... 3, plate 39. Winnipeg general strikes and the national wave of sympathy strikes ..... with extremely high unemployment rates, many workers, especially.
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Whence They Came: Deportation from Canada 1900-1935
do not want any substantial increase in the number of people admitted to this country. This attitude may surprise Canadians, but historically .... deportation, looking also at factors that influenced the timing and specific ...... (which was even more distasteful in view of the rate of inflation), and ... Winnipeg General Strike. At that ...
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Veterans - P. Whitney Lackenbauer
of 1944, but twentieth-century Canada could never reward all its defenders with tracts ... fifth of U.S. national revenue, and the flow of money to veterans increased at a rate that ..... In mid-January 1919, Canadian troops began moving out of Germany. ... Winnipeg General Strike in May and June was only the centrepiece to ...
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THE HISTORY OF TEACHERS' UNIONS IN ONTARIO - writing and
played in negotiations with the provincial government and outline the causes and ... teachers' unions were formed in the wake of the Winnipeg General Strike and ... of these teachers' unions was primarily for economic reasons; nonetheless, the founding ... This increase paralleled that of the cost of living; ...... June 21, 1919.
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But one interest they have in common is a desire to .... model and lowest price you've found on any one of over 275,000 brand- .... one-time cash grants of $500 to $4,000 to help with the costs of higher .... and growing economic insecurity. ..... in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike in. 1919.
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