One Big Union
Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Cx Number: CX10108
In 1919 delegates from most union locals in western Canada met at the Western Labour Conference in Calgary and proclaimed support for the Bolshevik and other left-wing revolutions. They decided to conduct a referendum among Canadian union members on whether to secede from the American Federation of Labor and the trades and labour congress of Canada, and form a revolutionary industrial revolution to be called the One Big Union.