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On Strike

Six Key Labour Struggles in Canada 1919-1949

by (author) Irving Abella

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jan 1974
Category
Labor & Employment
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780888620583
    Publish Date
    Jan 1974
    List Price
    $45.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780888620576
    Publish Date
    Jan 1974
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552771839
    Publish Date
    Feb 2008
    List Price
    $45.00

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On Strike focuses on six important but largely unknown strikes where Canadian workers fought the combined forces of capital and government for basic union rights and for decent wages and working conditions.The strikes described the Winnipeg 1919 general strike, Estevan 1931, Stratford 1933, Oshawa 1937, the Ford Windsor strike of 1945, and Asbestos 1949 were all major events in Canadian labour and political history. They demonstrate the strength of the labour movement, and the willingness of governments to use police, troops, intimidation and violence in attempts to break strikes and crush unions.First published in 1974, On Strike is a seminal work in Canadian labour history.

 

About the author

Irving Abella is the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry and a professor in the Department of History at York University.

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