The Trade Union Movement of Canada, 1827-1959

Lipton, Charles
Year Published:  1968   First Published:  1967
Pages:  366pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6611

An account of trade union evolution as a whole for the period 1827-1959, as well as an ouline of continuing sphere's of Labour's effort, such as organization of the unorganized, the fight for better conditions, legislative and political action, peace and Canadian independence.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Beginnings to 1900
Chapter 1: Origins to Confederation 1827-1867
1. Development of Industry and Capitalism
2. Rise of the Unions
3. The Revolution of 1837
4. From the Revolution of 1837 to Confederation: 1837-1867

Chapter 2: Rise of a Central Labour Movement 1867-1880
1. Confederation, The Toronto Trades Assembly
2. The Nine-Hour Movement: 1872
3. Trade Union Struggles: 1873-1879
4. Trade Union Rights: 1872-1879
5. The Legislative Struggle
6. Political Action
7. Trade Union Democracy
8. Trade Unionism and Social Change

Chapter 3: Consolidation of a Permanent Movement 1880-1890
1. Conditions of Labour
2. Growth of the Unions
3. Social Legislation, Political Action, Social Reconstruction

Chapter 4: The Trade Union Movement 1890-1900
1. Growth of Unions, Strikes, Legislation
2. Unity, Canadian Unionism, Political Action
3. Trade Unionism and Social Change

Part II: 1900-1919
Chapter 5: Trade Union Struggles 1900-1914
1. Growth of Capital and Labour
2. Railway Struggles
3. Struggles in Coal, Textile, Clothing

Chapter 6: Trade Unions and Public Life 1900-1914
1. Trade Union Rights
2. The Legislative Struggle
3. Political Action
4. Trade Unionism and Social Reconstruction

Chapter 7: Unity, Industrial Unionism, Canadian Unionism 1900-1914
1. Paradise Lost
2. Consequences of the Berlin Split
3. The National Trades and Labour Congress
4. The Fight for Progress in the Trades and Labour Congress

Chapter 8: Labour, Canada, Peace 1900-1914
1. Monopoly Capital - Domestic and Foreign
2. Canadian Independence and Peace

Chapter 9: Trade Union Movement in World War I 1914-1918
1. Labour and war
2. The Conscription Crisis, 1917
3. 1918: Trade Union Progress versus Class Collaboration

Chapter 10: The Winnipeg General Strike 1919
1. A Stirring Year
2. The Winnipeg Strike - First Phase
3. The Strike - Middle Phase
4. Crisis, End of the Strike: June 1326

Chapter 11: Historic Significance of the Winnipeg 1919
1. Was Defeat Inevitable?
2. Role of Conservative Officialdom and U.S. Headquarters
3. Historic Significance of the Strike

Part III: 1919-1939
Chapter 12: New Centres and Movements 1919-1924
1. The One Big Union
2. Federation of Catholic Workers of Canada
3. Trade Unionism and Social Reconstruction

Chapter 13: The Fight for Trade Union Progress 1919-1929
1. Unity, Industrial Unionism, Canadian Unionism
2. Political Action

Chapter 14: Trade Unionism versus Class Collaboration 1919-1929
1. Class Collaboration
2. Militant Unionism
3. World Labour Solidarity and Peace

Chapter 15: The "Hungry Thirties" 1929-1939
1. The World Economic Crisis: 1929-1935
2. The Later Thirties: 1935-1939
3. Unity and Canadian Unionism
4. The Fight to Prevent World War II

Part IV: 1939-1959
Chapter 16: Emergence of a Mass Union Movement 1939-1948
1. World War II
2. Breakthrough: 1945-1948
3. "Co-operation Yes, Domination No!"

Chapter 17: Double, Double, Toil and Trouble 1947-1953
1. Developments in the TLC
2. Developments in the CCL
3. The Problem of Unity

Chapter 18: Wage and Strike Struggles 1950-1959
1. Condition of the Working Class
2. Wage and Strike Struggles

Chapter 19: Labour and Quebec 1947-1959
1. Statistics
2. Lachute and Asbestos: 1947, 1949
3. Tragic Years: 1952-1954
4. A New Round of Struggles: 1955-1959

Chapter 20: Canadian Unionism

References

Index

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