Nationalism, Communism and Canadian Labour
The CIO, The Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956

Abella, Irving
Publisher:  U of T Press, Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1973  
Pages:  256pp   ISBN:  0-8020-1893-9
Dewey:  331.88
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6445

A history of the Canadian Congress of Labour and of the CIO in Canada from the 1930s to the 1950s. The author raises many significant questions concerning the presence of American unions in Canada and the crucial role played by the Communist party in the history of the Canadian labour movement.


1. The CIO Comes North
2. Expulsion 1937-39
3. The Merger 1939-40
4. The Steelworkers' Organizing Committee
5. The CCL, the CCF and the Communist Party 1940-46
6. The International Union of Mill and Smelter Workers 1936-48
7. The International Woodworkers of America 1940-48
8. The United Electrical Workers and the United Automobile Workers 1940-50
9. The CIO versus the CCL 1940-50
10. National versus International Unionism 1946-52
11. Conclusion

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