Labour/Le Travail

This academic journal publishes articles on labour-related issues in Canada.

Articles from No. 57, Spring

An Index to Labour/Le Travail, Volumes 55 and 56, 2005
A ABBING, Hans --Why are artists poor? The exceptional economy of the arts; book review. Labour/Le Travail, 55 (Spring 2005), 329. AFRICAN-Americans Social history --Beyond the color line and the Iron Curtain: reading encounters between...
Booknotes/references Bibliographiques
Mary Margaret Fonow, Union Women: Forging Feminism in the United Steelworkers of America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2003) FONOW TRACES the involvement of women in the United Steelworkers since the 1960s, suggesting ways in which...
Cette Manche Au Syndicat-La Greve Chez Dupuis Freres En 1952
ON 1 MAY 1952 the 1200 store and mail-order workers at Dupuis Freres in Montreal went out on strike. The conflict would last three months. The union, affiliated with the Confederation des travailleurs catholiques du Canada [CTCC] took on a powerful...
Constructing a Labour Gospel: Labour and Religion in Early 20th-Century Ontario
THIS PAPER CONSIDERS the presence of Christianity in the labour movement in early 20th-century Ontario. During this period labour leaders were unquestionably disillusioned with the established churches and did not hesitate to criticize clergymen for...
Fact or Fiction? German Writer A.E. Johann, a Winnipeg Communist, and the Depression in the Canadian West, 1931-1932
BETWEEN THE MID- 1920s and his death in 1996 likely no foreign author writing in a language other than English or French published more about Canada than the German A.E. Johann (the principal nora de plume of Alfred Ernst Johann Wollschlager). Beginning...
Making the Shift from Pink Collars to Blue Ones: Women's Non-Traditional Occupations
As GOVERNMENT STATISTICS INDICATE, men are disproportionately represented in the trades and industrial occupations. Women are quite simply so few in number as to be non-existent or invisible; hence, for women such employment is often referred to as...
Neoliberalism and Working-Class Resistance in British Columbia: The Hospital Employees' Union Struggle, 2002-2004
IN BRITISH COLUMBIA in the spring of 2004, over 40,000 hospital and long-term care facility workers, mostly members of the Hospital Employees Union [HEU], struck to defend their jobs and services against attacks from an aggressive neoliberal government...
Report from the Archives: Records of the Joint Action Group to Clean Up the Sydney Tar Ponds
IN SEPTEMBER 2003, an important part of Industrial Cape Breton's economic, political, social, and environmental history arrived without ceremony at the Beaton Institute: over 100 banker boxes, or 90 linear metres, of unprocessed records from the Joint...
Steel-Ing Cape Breton's Labour History
LITTLE NEEDS TO BE SAID about the Sydney tar ponds that has not already been said. When one hears of the tar ponds these days there is usually a silent environmental caveat that trumps the steel plant's working-class history: Yes, to speak of environmental...
William R. Plewman, the Toronto Daily Star, and the Reporting of the Winnipeg General Strike
IN MAY AND JUNE 1919 almost every Canadian and most American daily newspapers presented the Winnipeg General Strike in flaming editorials, gripping headlines, and news reports as a One Big Union (1)-Bolshevik plot to topple constituted authority and...