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Nestlé in Fulton, New York

by Jim Farfaglia The History Press (November 26, 2018)

Devour this delectable, surprising history of one of America's most beloved confectioners with first-hand accounts and stories.

In 1898, Switzerland's Nestlé Company was searching for a location to build its...


Pittsburgh and the Great Steel Strike of 1919

by Ryan C. Brown The History Press (September 09, 2019)

Author Ryan C. Brown details the harrowing days of the Great Steel Strike of 1919 that rocked Pittsburgh and its seemingly impregnable "principality of steel."

In 1919, the steel industry of Pittsburgh was on...


Labour Under Attack

by Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage Fernwood Publishing (July 10, 2020)

This multi-disciplinary edited collection critically examines the causes and effects of anti-unionism in Canada. Primarily through a series of case studies, the book's contributors document and expose the tactics...


Defying Expectations

by Jason Foster Au Press (February 14, 2018)

In October 2005, Jason Foster, then a staff member of the Alberta Federation of Labour, was holding a picket line outside Lakeside Packers in Brooks, Alberta with the members of local 401. It was a first contract...


Progress Without People

by David F. Noble Between the Lines (May 01, 1995)

A provocative discussion of the role of technology and its accompanying rhetoric of limitless progress in the concomitant rise of joblessness and unemployment.


The Wages of Relief

by Eric Strikwerda Au Press and Cclh (April 30, 2013)

In the early part of the Dirty Thirties, the Canadian prairie city was a relatively safe haven. Having faced recession before the Great War and then again in the early 1920s, municipalities already had relief...


Working People in Alberta

by Alvin Finkel Au Press and Cclh (January 31, 2012)

Working People in Alberta traces the history of labour in Alberta from the period of First Nations occupation to the present. Drawing on over two hundred interviews with labour leaders, activists, and ordinary...


Provincial Solidarities

by David Frank Au Press and Cclh (April 30, 2013)

Established in 1913, the New Brunswick Federation of Labour is the second oldest provincial federation of labour in Canada. Its history began in early campaigns for workers? compensation and union recognition...


Union Power

by Carmela Patrias & Larry Savage Athabasca University Press and Canadian Committee on Labour History (April 30, 2012)

From factory workers in Welland to retail workers in St. Catharines, from hospitality workers in Niagara Falls to migrant farm workers in Niagara-On-The-Lake, Union Power showcases the role of working people...


Pain and Prejudice

by Karen Messing Between the Lines (September 01, 2014)

In 1978, when workers at a nearby phosphate refinery learned that the ore they processed was contaminated with radioactive dust, Karen Messing, then a new professor of molecular genetics, was called in to help....


Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun

by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné & Paul Jackson Au Press (March 14, 2015)

When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship...


Through Feminist Eyes

by Joan Sangster Au Press (April 30, 2011)

Through Feminist Eyes gathers in one volume the most incisive and insightful essays written to date by the distinguished Canadian historian Joan Sangster. To the original essays, Sangster has added reflective...


The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership

by Lyse Langlois Au Press (April 30, 2011)

Performance at all costs, productivity without regard to consequences, and a competitive work environment: these are the ethical factors discussed in The Anatomy of Ethical Leadership, which highlights issues...


Our Union

by Jason Russell Au Press (November 30, 2011)

The post-war period witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of working-class families. Wages rose, working hours were reduced, pension plans and state social security measures offered greater protection against...


Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada

by Bob Barnetson Au Press (May 31, 2010)

Workplace injuries are common, avoidable, and unacceptable. The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention efforts, intervening...