1919-2009: WINNIPEG AND BEYOND
There were 429 strikes in Canada in 1919 involving about 149,300 workers, and they weren’t all in Winnipeg. Celebrations are in the works across Canada for the 90th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, and beyond.
When deciding what kinds of exhibits to house or projects to support, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre is committed to including the myriad of voices, identities and communities that constitute Canada’s workforce.
COVER STORY: MONUMENTS TO MEMORY
“We’re trying to change the public memory and to get recognition for the working-class experience,” says David Frank, of the Labour History in New Brunswick project. Indeed, there are a growing number of monuments and projects across Canada that honour workers and the work they do.
THE WORKERS’ STORY
It’s the end of July, and we are in the Atlas Mine Museum just south of Drumheller, interviewing retired miners. That’s one of the many kinds of documenting we do at the Alberta Labour History Institute.
ANCHORED BY LABOUR HISTORY
“I get a lot of my energy from labour history,” says Joey Hartman, B.C. vice-president of the Pacific Northwest Labour History Association. “Labour history work anchors me, and allows me to view my life from a longer perspective.”
Labour History Course * Good Jobs Summit * Bad Buyout Industries * Women and Work
One day we may be using an Internet where those who can pay will get their information out there, while those who can’t, won’t.
On October 23, 1958, the town of Springhill, Nova Scotia was rocked by what is known by miners as a “bump.” The play Bump brings this tragedy to life.
COMMENTARY: THE RIGHT TO PICKET
The use of injunctions in labour disputes must be abolished completely if we are to have industrial peace.