labour history

Jun 25, 2015
The Road to Ballantyne, Vancouver 1935

Let us remember, and teach, labour history in schools

Rod Mickleburgh
The Battle of Ballantyne Pier and the Second Narrows bridge disaster in Vancouver are touchstones of B.C.'s and Canada's labour history. Read on and see if you think they are worthy of learning about.
May 13, 2015

Histories of women in the labour movement

Talking Radical Radio
Joey Hartman, a labour activist and a proponent of movement-based grassroots history, talks about the history of women in the labour movement.
May 1, 2014
Photo: flickr/Poster Boy

Let's celebrate May Day

rabble staff
May Day, also known as International Workers Day, is an international workers' holiday that celebrates the achievements of the labour movement.
May 14, 2012

Mayday: A Graphic History of Protest

Mayday: A Graphic History of Protest is a new comic produced by the Graphic History collective. It traces the history of Mayday from its beginning in the late 1800s to its expression in Canada today.
Jun 7, 2010

75th anniversary of On to Ottawa Trek

In June 1935, a thousand young men jumped on railroad boxcars in Vancouver, heading for Ottawa. Labour historian Joey Hartman tells the story of the trek and what it accomplished.
May 2, 2010

One Big Union: smaller, but just as relevant

Built on the rallying cry of One Big Union, the Industrial Workers of the World has long distinguished itself for its inclusiveness and willingness to side with the most marginalized workers.


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