The United Steelworkers Historical timeline has been designed to complement McMaster University's "United Steelworkers of America" Labour Studies Certificate Course. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the key events that have occurred within the history of the United Steelworkers in Canada. Click here to discover more!
This site will introduce the user to this early history. It traces the origins of industrial trade unionism, the struggles to establish collective bargaining in the 1930s and 1940s, and the decision by the Canadian locals of the United Automobile Workers to form an independent Canadian union, the Canadian Automobile Workers in the mid-1980s. Click here to discover more!
The Labour Gazette
The Labour Gazette was first published in 1900 when the Department of Labour
was created. According to W. L. MacKenzie King, the first editor, and future
Prime Minister of Canada, The Gazette was "published with a view to the
dissemination of accurate statistical information relating to labour
conditions and kindred subjects. " For many years it remained an important
forum for discussing issues of concern to Canadian workers.
There are approximately 1243 articles available online.
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Funded by: Labour Studies Programme and Office of the Provost, McMaster University
Daimler/Chrysler, SchoolNet and CAW/TCA Canada