Labour

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At Work:  Historical Images of Labour in Saskatchewan

Canadian Labour History:  1850 -1999

Canadian Labour Movement 1812 – 1902, The (Eugene A. Forsey)

Guide to Canadian Labour History Resources

International Association of Labour History Institutions (IALHI)

Labor History Research Guide (NYU)

Labour Force Survey (Statistics Canada)

Labour Market Information Portal

Labour Program of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Labour Standards Legislation and Regulations (SK)

Organised Labour:  Unions, Inc.
More than most, Sweden’s unions know the difference between protecting a fixed job and protecting the long-term interests of their members. To keep Scania competitive in the economic maelstrom of 2008, for example, IF Metall agreed to redundancies and “time banking” of unworked hours which can be paid back when demand picks up. Erik Ljungberg, a senior vice-president, says that unions help create an innovative environment. The firm made three trucks per employee year 20 years ago. Steadily shaving seconds off production processes through methods spread with the help of shop stewards has raised that to eight. Through such practices, says Hakan Tribell of a free-market think-tank, Timbro, they have wisely made themselves “indispensable”.

West Virginia’s Mine Wars & The Battle of Blair Mountain, the culmination of the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War, ended on September 4, 1921.

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