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Author Patrias, Carmela, 1950-

Title Union power : solidarity and struggle in Niagara / Carmela Patrias and Larry Savage
Published Edmonton : AU Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 212 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Series Working Canadians, books from the CCLH, 1925-1831 ; 3
Working Canadians (Edmonton, Alta.) ; 3
Contents Canallers Fight for Work and Fair Wages -- The Early Labour Movement -- Class and Ethnicity in the Early Twentieth Century -- Labour Revolt in Niagara -- Welfare Capitalism in Niagara -- Unemployment and Organization During the Great Depression -- The Crowland Relief Strike -- The Cotton Mill Strike, 1936-37 -- The Monarch Strike -- The CIO at McKinnon Industries -- Fighting for Democracy on the Home Front, 1939-45 -- Niagara Labour's Cold War -- Women and Workers of Colour in the 1950s and 1960s -- Ideologies Clashing: The 1970 UAW Strike -- Strike Wave: 1972-76 -- Canadian Pulp and Paper Workers Fight Back -- Corporate Restructuring and Labour's Decline -- The Eaton's Strike: Women Workers Walk the Line -- "Don't Lower the Standard": The Newsroom on Strike -- Occupation in Thorold -- Labour Builds Brock: Unions and the University -- Living in a Dying Town: Deindustrialization in Welland -- "Kicking Ass for the Working Class": Hotel Workers in Niagara -- The House Advantage: Organizing Niagara's Casinos -- Migrant Farm Workers in Niagara -- Organized Labour and the New Democratic Party in Niagara
Summary "Charting the development of the region's labour movement from the early nineteenth century to the present, Patrias and Savage illustrate how workers from this highly diversified economy struggled to improve their lives both inside and outside the workplace. Including extensive quotations from interviews, archival sources, and local newspapers, the story unfolds, in part, through the voices of the people themselves: the workers who fought for unions, the community members who supported them, and the employers who opposed them. Early industrial development and the appalling working conditions of the often vulnerable common labourer prompted a movement toward worker protection. Patrias and Savage argue that union power - power not built on profit, status, or prestige - relies on the twin concepts of struggle and solidarity: the solidarity of the shared interests of the working class and the struggle to achieve common goals. Union Power traces the evidence of these twin concepts through the history of the Niagara region's labour movement."--Publisher's description
Notes Co-published by: CCLH
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Labor movement -- Ontario -- Niagara Peninsula -- History.
Labor unions -- Ontario -- Niagara Peninsula -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Savage, Larry, 1977-
Canadian Committee on Labour History.
ISBN 1926836790 (electronic bk.)
1926836804 (electronic bk.)
9781926836799 (electronic bk.)
9781926836805 (electronic bk.)