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The Wages of Relief

by Eric Strikwerda Au Press and Cclh (May 01, 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 (February 01, 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 (May 01, 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 Au Press and Cclh (May 01, 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...


Defying Expectations

by Jason Foster Athabasca University Press (February 15, 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...


Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun

by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné & Paul Jackson Au Press (March 16, 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...


Hobohemia and the Crucifixion Machine

by Todd McCallum Au Press (December 28, 2014)

In the early years of the Great Depression, thousands of unemployed homeless transients settled into Vancouver?s ?hobo jungle.? The jungle operated as a distinct community, in which goods were exchanged and...


Through Feminist Eyes

by Joan Sangster Au Press (May 01, 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 (May 01, 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 (December 01, 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...


Labour Under Attack

by Stephanie Ross & Larry Savage Fernwood Publishing (July 09, 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...