The Canadian Labour Movement: A Short History: Second Edition
The Canadian Labour Movement is a fascinating story that brings to life the working men and women who built Canada's unions.
This concise history recounts the story of Canadian labour from the nineteenth century to the present day. First published in 1989, it has been updated to include new developments in the world of labour up to 1995. Heron depicts the major events and trends in labour's history, and assesses the current state and direction of the labour movement.
The Canadian Labour Movement is a masterful overview of the subject, providing a broad and accessible introduction to Canadian labour.
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