Edward E. Seymour fonds
Note: With the exception of the description of the posters and over-sized
material, Mr. Seymour has provided the finding aid for this fonds. All
of the notes included in the finding aid were written by him and many
are editorial in nature.
Binding Case #1: CWC Bell Canada Craft and Services Organizing
Note: The material in this binding case is filed under the following
sub-headings from the back to the front of case.
Note: Prior to the start of the official organizing campaign CWC set
up two organizations - one in Ontario named Exodus and the other in
Quebec named Bloc Action. The purpose of this was to test the level
of support the union had in both provinces. Both groups were to get
show of interest cards signed and if 2,000 such cards were
signed then the union would launch an all out drive. A campaign was
indeed launched and it commenced in both the Craft and Services Unit
and the Clerical Unit both of which were represented by a company union
called the Canadian Telephone Employees Association (CTEA). Part way
into the campaign it became obvious that there was more support for
the CWC in the Craft and Services Unit than there was in the Clerical
Unit and that both could be lost. Therefore the CWC decided to drop
the clerical campaign. The campaign was an extremely ambitious undertaking
for the CWC which had a total membership of approximately 5,000 members.
The Craft and Services Unit alone had approximately 14,000.
1 CWC Bell Craft and Services organizing contact lists.
2 Exodus-CWC flash-bulletins.
3 Exodus and Bloc Action meeting minutes.
4 CWC Bell Canada contact reports.
5 General correspondence relating to campaign.
6 CWC Bell Canada Craft and Services organizing campaign newspaper
7 CWC Bell organizing campaign - strategy etc.
8 CWC Bell Craft and Services organizing campaign - Canadian
Telephone Employees Association (CTEA) propaganda.
9. CWC - Bell Craft and Services organizing campaign Bell propaganda.
10 CWC - Bell Craft and Services organizing campaign: CWC President
Fred Pomeroys speeches and notes.
11 Legal documents related to the Craft and Services organizing campaign.
12 Information re complaints regarding vote interference.
13 CWC - Bell Craft and Services organizing campaign CWC research
material and brochures.
14 CWC - Bulletins and leaflets related to CWC - Bell Craft and Services
15 Ontario provincial conference of Bell Canada employees. (Barrie conference)
16 Canadian Federation of Communications Workers (CFCW) material related
to CWC - Bell Craft and Services organizing campaign.
17 Misc. correspondence and information related to CWC - Bell Crafts
and Services organizing campaign.
18 Information relating to steelworkers loan to CWC for the CWC
- Bell Canada Crafts and Services organizing campaign.
19 Application for certification by CWC for the Craft and Services Unit.
20 Coordinating committee meeting minutes.
21 Bylaws - changes to incorporate the Bell Unit.
Binding Case #2: Negotiations for First Agreement
The material in this case is related to the CWC negotiations for a first
agreement with Bell Canada. The material is filed chronologically from
the back to the front. There are some undated documents included which
are filed as close to the actual date of the events described as possible.
Binding Case #3: CWC - Bell Canada Negotiations and Strike, 1978-1979
2 Communications Workers of Canada - Bell bargaining reports filed in
3 Vote on agreement - includes agreement.
4 Defence fund information - strike assistance.
Note: At the time of this strike the CWC had a defence fund but it was
based on need and provided only $20.00 per week. Needless to say very
few opted to receive it. That is one of the reasons that CWC did not
call all out strike. Another was that the union did not have a compulsory
dues check-off and only 60 percent of the membership had agreed to a
voluntary dues check-off. When a local went out on a one day strike
then the company locked them out for an additional day. This really
upset the employees who perceived Bells actions as unfair and
they signed up in droves. By the time the agreement was reached over
90 percent of the employees were members and that resulted in the union
winning a compulsory dues check-off.
Another point of interest was that the dispute lasted from June 10 to
early September and every employee had at least one days pay a
week for the entire strike. A further point of interest was that every
union staff rep voluntarily went on half pay to ease the financial burden
on the union. All staff later agreed to voluntarily have his/her pay
reduced to $100.00 per week but that never came to pass because the
agreement was reached.
Binding Case #4: CWC - Bell Canada Craft and Services Negotiations and
Note: Material is filed from back to front
1 Ratification information.
2 Unfair labour practice complaints.
3 Accusations of sabotage.
4 Strike and lock-out reports.
5 CWC - Bell negotiations legal court and union charges.
6 CWC - Bell negotiations and strike - strike committees.
7 Picket line update - information bulletins issued by CWC Ontario office
during strike and lockout.
8 Information circulated to membership by locals during strike and lockout.
9 CWC - Bell Negotiations - letters sent to editors of newspapers and
replies requesting copies of strike photographs.
10 CWC - Bell negotiations and strike - Bell propaganda.
Binding Case #5: CWC - Bell Canada Craft and Services Negotiations
and Strike 1978-1979
Note: Material filed from back to front.
1 Union press releases.
2 Letters from locals and replies related to newspaper articles at their
3 Bell intimidation tactics (employee reports).
4 Expressions of support for strike.
5 Expressions of non-support for strike.
6 Review of membership applications and rejections by CWC Local 42 in
7 Information sent to locals by national rep Ed Seymour for possible
use in local strike leaflets etc.
8 Revised wage schedules issued to all craft and services management
- issued by headquarters labour relations.
9 Misc. leaflets and bulletins issued by CWC.
10 Bell Canada - working practices issued in Feb.1980.
11 Credit union money policy.
12 Metro Toronto Police strike guidelines for management.
13 Cartoons, jokes, poems, etc.
14 Bell Canada interpretation on various contract clauses.
Binding Case #6: CWC - Bell Canada Craft and Services Negotiations
and Strike 1978-1979
Newspaper clippings on the strike
Binding Case #7: CWC Bell Canada Operator Services and Dining
Services Organizing Campaign 1978-1979
Note: Prior to the CWCs campaign to organize the Bell telephone
operators and the dining service employees there were extensive efforts
by CWC to merge with the CUC a Bell in house union. When those
efforts failed the CWC launched an all out organizing drive.
In addition, when the result of the card count was announced CWC came
up short by a narrow margin. The Canada Labour code gave the Labour
Board the discretion to authorize a vote. This the Board failed to do.
As a result, the CWC called an immediate executive board meeting and
at that meeting approved the re-launching of another card signing campaign
to commence immediately. From March 5 to March 31, 1979 the CWC signed
over 4,000 cards. As a result of that second campaign a vote was held
and the CWC emerged victorious.
Note: Material filed from back to front.
1 CWC-CUC merger efforts material.
2 Canvas lists for organizing campaign vs. CUC.
3 Newspaper clippings.
4 CWC - Bell Operators Campaign - CWC presidents notes.
5 CUC propaganda.
Note: included in this section is a leaflet titled Bell Operators newsletter.
This is a fraudulent newsletter issued by the CUC. Its masthead is an
exact replica of the newsletter produced by operators who supported
CWC. On the day this leaflet first appeared I was in attendance at a
meeting of operators in Barrie to encourage them to join the CWC. I
referred to this leaflet in my remarks and exposed it for the fraud
that it was. In the audience were several CUC full time staff, one of
whom challenged me. She stressed that she thought the leaflet was quite
clever. I pointed out that if she thought it was so clever then perhaps
she should reproduce a fraudulent Macleans magazine to
see what response she would get. Needless to say, most of the operators
at the meeting signed cards for CWC on the spot.
6 Bell operators newsletter produced by Bell operators supporting CWC.
Binding Case #8: CWC Bell Organizing Campaign for Operators
and Dining Service Employees
1 CUC constitution changes.
Note: When the CWC-CUC merger talks did not produce any results the
CUC began to amend its constitution and by-laws in an effort to convince
its members that it was making efforts to become a more inclusive union.
That effort included approaching the Canadian Labour Congress with a
desire to affiliate. The CLC turned the CUC down.
2 CUC by-law changes.
3 CUC AIB roll-back material.
Note: The CUCs immediate response to wage and price controls was
a congratulatory letter to the Prime Minister. While the CUC changed
its stance somewhat later the damage was already done.
4 CUC internal discontent.
5 CWC-Bell Operators Organizing Campaign (legal documents).
6 CWC correspondence to officers and staff re Bell Operators Organizing
7 Bell Operators Campaign CWC - special assessment.
8 CWC meeting minutes re. Bell Operator Services/Dining Services Campaign.
9. CWC bulletins.
10 CWC Bell Operators organizing membership reaction.
11 Electioneering for vote - rules etc.
12 CWC correspondence to locals re Operators Organizing Campaign.
13 Correspondence to new members - Bell Operators Unit.
14 CWC Bell Operators organizing press releases.
15 CWC Barrie conference held to decide Traffic and Dining Services
Note: While we always referred to the Bell Operators, the actual term
used by Bell was Traffic and Dining Services Employees. Also there were
two Barrie conferences, one in the Craft and Services Campaign and the
second during the Operators Campaign.
Binding Case #9: CWC Bell Operator Services Dining
Services Negotiations and Strike
1 Material related to collective bargaining and strike.
Note: Following the certification of the CWC for this bargaining unit
there was some house cleaning stuff to do in regard to the transfer
of the unit from the CUC to the CWC. There is some material related
to that transfer in this section. Owing to the fact that this was the
only bargaining unit the CUC had, it went out of existence. Before it
did so, a few people got together and decided to purchase a car for
Mary Lennox and throw themselves a party. As a result, there were no
assets to turn over to the CWC.
2 CWC - Bell Traffic and Dining Services bargaining reports.
3 Copy of the first CWC negotiated for Bell operators and Dining Service
4 Bell Canada Guide to new collective agreement.
Binding Case #10: CWC Bell Negotiations and Strike
1 Bell Propaganda.
2 Help crack Bell leaflets.
3 CWC - Bell traffic initiation fee information.
4 Bell - traffic rotating strikes
Note: The first date the union could legally go on strike was Dec. 25
at 12:01 am. However, the union still had to take a strike vote which
given the pent-up frustration was a foregone conclusion. Between Dec.
25 and the actual vote, locals conducted a number of actions including
rotating strikes, work to rule and study sessions to frustrate the company.
5 Defence Fund - appeals for financial assistance.
6 Expressions of support for strike.
7 Expressions of non-support.
8 CWC press releases and bulletins.
9 Meetings with Members of Parliament.
Note: A press release announcing this was issued on Feb. 20, 1980 so
responses from MPs after this date are included here.
10 Victory at Bell for Operator Services Dining Services.
11. Ratification vote and strike vote expenses.
12 Bell information related to the new agreement issued by regional
13 CWC - information regarding new agreement.
14 CWC Local 42 Hamilton: David Wilson Genevieve Heinz dispute.
Binding Case #11: CWC Bell Operator Services - Dining Services Negotiations
and Strike 1979-1980
Note: Material filed from back to front.
1 Contract clauses
2 National representative Susan Edgars bargaining notes.
3 Letters of thanks sent to strikers who went above and beyond during
4 CWC Bell Canada Operator Services Dining Services Strike
UIC claims (Most, if not all, for maternity leave).
5 Complaints under Canada Labour Code and to or about police.
Binding Case #12: CWC Bell Operator Services - Dining Services Negotiations
Newspaper clippings related to the strike.
Binding Case 13: CWC-Bell Craft and Services and Operator Services Negotiations
Note: for the first time these two bargaining units bargained at the
1 Bargaining caucus materials.
2 Proposals submitted to Bell Canada.
3 CWC - Bell bargaining reports.
4 CWC - Bell bargaining memos to staff.
5 CWC - Bell press clippings.
6 Bell propaganda.
7 CWC - letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail
8 Correspondence to and from locals.
9 Fact sheet re scheduling by strict seniority.
10 Voices of dissent.
11 Contract clauses signed off.
12 Ratification vote for agreement.
13 Video display terminal agreement.
Binding Case #14: CWC Bell Negotiations 1984-1985
1 Bell bargaining caucus meeting materials.
2 List of proposals submitted to Bell Canada.
3 Contract clauses discussed.
4 Bell Canada correspondence to union.
5 CWC memos to staff re bargaining.
6 Bell presidents meeting.
7 Ratification vote.
8 CWC bargaining reports.
9 Newspaper clippings.
10 Voice of dissent.
Binding Case #15
Note: There are a number of different subject headings in this binding
case and some of the material contained therein is out of sequence.
1 CWC - Bell AIB appeal Craft and Services first agreement.
Note: When the first agreement was signed between the parties the wage
offer was subject to the Anti-inflation Board guidelines. The documents
here reveal that the AIB reduced the first year increase from 12.35
percent to 9.9 percent. The second year increase was reduced from 9
percent with an additional 1.3 percent in wage related items such as
overtime zoning and sickness absence to 8 percent in wages composed
of 6.7 percent in wages and some improvements in overtime sickness absence
and zoning. The CWC appealed the decision.
2 CWC Bell wage reopener and AIB appeal, 1977-1978.
Note: The first agreement between the CWC and Bell Canada provided for
a wage re-opener in the third year of the agreement. This material is
related to that. It is important to mention that while the agreement
was signed in 1977 it was retroactive to 1975 so the third year of the
agreement went from 1977 to 1978. That meant that almost immediately
after signing the first agreement the parties were back at the table.
3 CWC - Bell Voluntary Restraint Program, 1982-1983.
Note: This was an agreement that was meant to avoid layoffs. It called
for one unpaid day off every six weeks for each employee. Almost from
the time the agreement was reached, Bell started to circumvent the agreement
in one way or another. For example, if any employee was on his/her unpaid
day off there could not be any overtime worked at that location except
in an emergency. Needless to say there were many disputes about what
constituted an emergency. As a result, thousands of grievances were
filed and virtually all of them were processed through four steps of
the grievance procedure and many of them beyond that to arbitration.
4 Bell Canada Operator Services Dining Services office closings and
Note: Bell Canada began to close telephone operator offices throughout
Ontario and Quebec. These offices were located in small and large communities.
CWC commenced a major PR campaign and as a result of the unfavorable
publicity Bell ceased the practice though it did not reopen any of the
offices that were already closed.
Binding Case #16: CWCs Campaign vs the Deregulation of the Telephone
Note: Delegates attending the 1984 Communications Workers of Canada
(CWC) convention adopted a resolution and a policy statement opposing
deregulation of the telephone industry. The material in this binding
case relates to that campaign.
1 Correspondence to membership, CWC staff and material related to campaign.
2 Correspondence related to petitions sent to members of parliament
3 Presentations to municipal councils and various interest groups and
4 CRTC - information including briefs and petitions presented along
5 CNCP propaganda.
6 Ontario NDP support for deregulation campaign.
7 TWU deregulation campaign material.
8 CLC conference on deregulation.
9 CFCW material on deregulation.
10 Sample of ATT bill to customer in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
11 Newspaper clippings related to deregulation and campaign.
Binding Case #17
Note: This binding case contains an assortment of essays and articles
about unionization at Bell Canada. The material is filed from back to
Donaldson, Diane: The first legal strike of Bell Canada Telephone Operators
and Dining Service employees. (Note: Diane was a telephone operator
in Owen Sound - Walkerton)
Leimsner, Barbara: Ma Bell gets the Union Message the Organizing
of Crafts and Service employees at Bell Canada, Honours thesis.
Mackenzie, Brian and William Moore: An Analysis of a Union Raid: Bell
Canada 1975-1976. - prepared for H Waisglas, December 14, 1976.
Bell Telephone (author unknown. This article was found in a book titled
Women at Work Ontario 1850-1930; published in 1974 by the Canadian
Womens Educational Press.
Sangster, Joan (McMaster University): The 1907 Bell Telephone Strike
Organizing Women Workers (article appeared in Labourile Travailleur
Roberts, Joan: Co-Option and Resistance - A Case Study, Telephone Operators
at Bell Canada (Note: Joan was a telephone operator in Toronto)
Durjan, Jean: Industrial Relations Dispute between Bell Canada and the
Telephone Operators March 3, 1980.
Wells, Catherine: The CWC Raids the CUC. March 31, 1981.
Vorster, M.G.: A Study in Corporate Unionism: the Canadian Telephone
Employees Association. Note: This paper was used extensively by
the CWC in its organizing campaign against the CTEA for the Craft and
Services employees at Bell Canada.
Chodos, Robert and Drummond Burgess: Ma Bell and Your Phone Bill and
Canadas Newest Multinational Corporation Last Post
article (date of the issue not recorded)
MacVicar, Bill: The Addictive Spell of Mother Bell; article in Toronto
Star Magazine Jan. 27, 1980. pp. 8-13.
Sadoway, Marsha: Holding the Line on Mens Lib: Theyd Rather
Switch than Fight. Newspaper article Sunday Citizen April 21,
Union Management Relationships in the Bell Telephone Company. Note:
This document was released by Bell Telephone headquarters staff Labour
Relations on June 5, 1956. It was revised by the Traffic Employees Association.
The forerunner of the CUC, for distribution at the Area Representatives
conferences in March 1964. If there was any doubt that the TEA was anything
more than a company union this should put that doubt to rest.
Christenson, Jillian: The Unionization of the Bell Telephone Company.
Note: Christenson was a Member of Local 42 Hamilton and was part of
the Craft and Services Bargaining Unit.
Binding Case #18: CWC Bell Local Union Meeting Minutes
Note: This binding case includes minutes of various CWC locals at
1 Letter to all CWC organizers and Bell Canada locals in Ontario from
Fred Pomeroy re the procedure to be followed in setting up locals for
Bell Unit in Ontario.
2 Nov. 7, 1981: CWC Local 25 Toronto monthly membership meeting minutes.
3 Jan. 15, 1976: Minutes for founding meeting Local 27 West Toronto.
4 Notice for the founding meeting CWC Local 27 East Toronto.
5 Meeting minutes for CWC Local 28 Oshawa.
Note: There are minutes for several months from June 1978 to Dec. 1981
in this section.
6 Jan. 19, 1976: Minutes for founding meeting Local 36 North Bay.
7 Jan. 21, 1976: Minutes for founding meeting CWC Local 37 Sudbury.
Note: Also included in this section is a letter to all members in the
Sudbury area from CWC President Fred Pomeroy re issuance of the local
8 Jan. 26 1976: Letter to all CWC members in Sault Ste. Marie and district
from CWC president Fred Pomeroy re issuance of charter for the local.
9 CWC Local 39 Huntsville Bracebridge Parry Sound: minutes for several
meetings of this local from Feb 23, 1976 to May 1979 inclusive.
10 CWC Local 40 Barrie: minutes for several meetings of this local from
May 25 1977 to March 17 1981.
11 Sept. 6, 1979: CWC Local 40 walkout.
12 CWC Local 40 safety incident.
13 CWC Local 41 Owen Sound Walkerton: minutes for several meetings of
this local from May 24, 1977 to June 29, 1978 inclusive.
14 Nov. 7, 1977 walkout of Local 41 membership.
15. CWC Local 42 Hamilton: minutes for several meetings of this local
from the founding meeting on Jan 20, 1976 to Dec. l3, 1978.
16 CWC Local 43 Niagara Falls:
Jan. 10, 1976: Letter to all members in the Niagara region from Fred
Pomeroy CWC president re issuance of charter for the local.
Jan. 12, 1976: Minutes of the local founding meeting CWC
Sept. 1979: Minutes of the local general meeting.
17 CWC Local 44 Kitchener Waterloo Guelph Stratford: minutes of several
meetings of this local from the founding meeting held on Feb. 5, 1976
to June 1, 1978.
18: CWC Local 45 Brantford Woodstock Simcoe: minutes for several meetings
from the founding meeting of this local held on Jan. 28, 1976 to Dec.
Note: Walter Gretzky was a member of this local.
19: CWC Local 46 London: minutes for several meetings or this local
from the founding meeting held on Jan. 15, 1976 to Aug. 16, 1977 inclusive.
20: CWC Local 47 Windsor and Chatham, Ont.
Note: Chatham and Windsor were part of the same local. Chatham had sub-local
status and as such held its own monthly meetings in addition to the
regular monthly meeting.
Minutes for several meetings from the founding meeting held on Jan.
14, 1976 to Oct. 16, 1980 inclusive.
21 CWC Local 48 Sarnia, Ont.: minutes for several meetings of this local
from the founding meeting held on Jan. 13, 1976 to Jan. 18, 1977.
22: CWC Local 52 Newmarket, Ont.:
Note: Newmarket was initially part of Local 40 in Barrie. In the fall
of 1978 the Newmarket members decided they would prefer to have their
own separate local. There was no animosity involved. The information
in this file is related to that issue. The Newmarket group became Local
52. When the Bell Craft and Services employees became CWC members, locals
25 to 49 inclusive were Bell locals in Ontario. Local 50 and 51 were
added when the operators joined and of course Local 52 was added when
Newmarket set up its own local.
Binding Case #19: Atlantic Canada: CWC Organizing and Strikes
Note: When the building trades were expelled from the Canadian Labour
Congress for non-payment of the CLC per capita tax, it left them open
to raiding by other CLC affiliates. The Communications Workers of Canada
commenced campaigns against the International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers which had bargaining rights for telephone workers in Newfoundland,
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The IBEW also had bargaining
rights for telephone workers in Manitoba. By the time the CWC organizing
efforts were completed the IBEW representation for telephone workers
was completely decimated in these provinces. CWC did not lose a single
Section A: IBEW Strike vs. New Brunswick Telephone1980:
Note: in 1980 the craft and operator units, which at the time were represented
by the IBEW, went on strike against NB Telephone. The material in this
section is related to that strike.
1: Newspaper clippings
2: CWC strike appeal for IBEW Local 1148 and response.
3: CWC correspondence to CWC national officers and staff re NB Telephone
4: CWC Local 50 - appeal for NB Telephone strikers.
5: CWC report on NB Telephone strike 1980
Section B: CWC Organizing Campaign against IBEW in New Brunswick and
subsequent negotiations at New Brunswick Telephone.
1: IBEW fact sheets.
2: IBEW leaflets.
3: IBEW correspondence to Local 1148.
4: CWC leaflets for organizing campaign.
5: CWC press releases.
Section C: CWC organizing campaign against the IBEW at Newfoundland
Telephone and negotiations and strike against Newfoundland Telephone.
1: Canada wide comparisons in the telephone industry produced by the
Communications Workers of Canada, November 1982.
2: Session for CWC supporters to commence campaign vs. IBEW at Newfoundland
Telephone - Nov. 6-7, 1982.
3: Newspaper clippings.
4: CWC information reports.
5: Strike appeal for funds within CWC and responses to CWC strike at
6: Press releases
7: CWC correspondence to and from staff and locals.
8: Material related to strike issues.
10: Clerical campaign at Newfoundland Telephone.
Note: The clerical campaign at Newfoundland telephone was part of the
organizing effort by CWC from the outset. However, the clerical workers
were not represented by any union prior to this campaign.
Section D: Organizing campaign against the IBEW at Island Telephone
in Prince Edward Island as well as the CWC negotiations with the company.
1: IBEW propaganda.
2: IBEW charges against John Cox.
3: CWC bulletins.
4: CWC press releases.
5: Canada wide comparisons in the telephone industry - produced by CWC
6: Minutes of the first CWC local membership meeting, Local 401.
7: Correspondence to and from Local 401.
8: CWC Local 401 By-laws.
9: Memorandum of agreement.
Binding Case #20
A: CWC campaign vs. IBEW at Manitoba Telephone for clerical workers
1: IBEW propaganda.
2: CWC bulletins - Manitoba Telelephone clerical organizing.
3: Vote results.
4: Newspaper clippings.
5: Bargaining research.
6: Bargaining reports - Manitoba Telephone clerical.
B: CWC organizing campaign vs. IBEW for Manitoba Telephone operators
1: IBEW propaganda.
2: CWC bulletins.
3: Correspondence to and from CWC staff.
4: Newspaper clippings.
5: First CWC agreement for Manitoba Telephone operators.
6: Manitoba Telephone - shock problem with telephone operators head
C: CWC Campaign for Manitoba Crafts and Services.
D: CWA - CWC Saskatchewan Telephone information
1: Saskatchewan News Jan. 17, 1949.
2: Clerical job descriptions Sask. Tel.
3: CWC bargaining reports Sask. Tel. 1975.
4: IBEW feelers to raid CWC at Sask. Tel. 1982.
E: History of the origin and operation of the United Telephone Workers
of Canada CCL Locals 1, 2 and 3.
F: Letter to John Lax CWA rep from Elma Hannah CEP rep re CTEA meeting
in Hamilton, Ontario with minutes attached 1951.
G: CWA Local C-l Bylaws Jan. 15, 1962.
H: Letter to all CWA presidents in Canada from Joseph A Beirner Canadian
I: CWC Sask. Tel. Council policies and rules.
J: General meeting minutes CWA Local C-1, Jan. 28, 1969.
K: Western Canada Telephone Workers Council meeting minutes.
L: Canadian Communications Workers Council
2: Meeting minutes.
M: Canadian Federation of Communications Workers
1: CFCW submission to the inquiry into redundancies and layoffs.
2: CFCW newsletters.
3: CFCW amendments to the constitution.
4: A Decade of Achievement - Report of the Federal Chairman to
the Tenth Anniversary Meeting of the Federal Executive Board May 1983.
Binding Case #21: CWC-CEP Publications
1: CWC news.
3: CEP Journal.
Binding Case #22: CWC - Conventions
A: 1976 CWC Convention
1: Convention call.
2: Financial statement and budget.
3: Membership as of December 1975.
4: Delegates list.
5: Proposed constitutional amendments.
6: Lobby to support Peter Klym for Ontario region Vice President.
B: 1977 CWC Convention
1: Information leading up to convention.
3: Proposed constitutional changes and report of the Constitution Committee.
4: Press releases.
5: Press clippings.
6: CWC President Fred Pomeroys report to the convention.
7: Finance Committee report and budget information.
8: Agenda and minutes for Ontario Region Council.
C: 1978 CWC Convention
1: Correspondence to all Ontario local presidents re convention train
2: Correspondence among staff re convention.
3: Report of resolutions committee and resolutions submitted to convention
including constitutional amendments.
4: Financial and budget information for 1978 CWC convention.
5: Convention agenda, committees, delegates, travel fund rules.
6: CWC President Fred Pomeroys report to convention.
7: Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyatts report to the convention.
8: Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klyms report to the convention.
9: Quebec Region Vice President Robert Bouchards report to the
10: Western Region Vice President Bill Hydes report to the convention.
11: Percentage dues report.
12: Press coverage.
D: 1979 CWC Convention
1: Pre-convention information.
3: Agenda and committees.
4: Financial and budget information.
5: CWC President Fred Pomeroys report to the convention.
6: Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyatt's report to the convention.
7: Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klyms report to the convention.
8: Quebec Region Vice President Robert Bouchards report to the
9: Western Region Vice President Bill Hydes report to the convention.
10: Report of the Constitution Committee.
11: Minutes Ontario Region Meeting.
12: Minutes 1979 Convention.
E: 1980 CWC Convention
1: Convention call and pre-convention information.
2: Proposed changes to the defence fund and related documents.
3: Bercier Report.
4: Agenda, committees and convention delegates list.
5: Convention travel fund.
6: CWC defence fund reports #1 and 2.
7: Constitution amendments.
8: Resolutions submitted by locals.
9: Resolutions submitted by the Executive Board.
10: CWC Convention Bargaining Unit sessions minutes.
11: Independent report on convention filed by CWC Local 47 Vice President
R T Hillman.
12: Minutes Ontario Region Council meeting.
13: CWC President Fred Pomeroys report to the convention.
14: CWC Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyatts report to the convention.
15: Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klyms report to the convention.
16: Quebec Region Vice President Rene Roys report to the convention.
17: Western Region Vice President Bill Hydes report to the convention.
Binding Case #23: CWC Conventions
A: CWC 1981 convention
1: Pre convention information.
2: Agenda delegates list.
3: Resolutions submitted by locals.
4: Executive Board resolutions.
5: Report of Finance Committee and budget information.
6: Social Committee brochure.
7: CWC Presidents report to the convention.
8: Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyatts report to the convention.
9: Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klyms report to the convention.
10: Quebec Region Vice President Rene Roys report to the convention.
11: Western Region Vice President Bill Hydes report to the convention.
12: Minutes of Ontario Region meeting.
13: Minutes 1981 convention.
B: 1982 CWC Convention (10th anniversary)
1: Pre convention information.
3: Report of the Finance Committee and budget information.
4: Resolutions book and substitute resolutions.
5: Emergency resolutions.
6: Report of the Constitution Committee and constitution amendments
7: Report of conduct of CWC conventions - CWC Executive Board report.
8: CWC policy statements:
- Parental Rights
- Women Workers
- Part Time Workers
- Quality of Working Life
- The Economy
- Health and Safety
- Technological Change
- Terminal Attachment
9: Executive Board report to convention - presented by Ray King.
10: CWC President Fred Pomeroys report to the convention.
11: CWC Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyatt's report to the convention.
12: Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klyms report to the convention.
13: Quebec Region Vice President Rene Roys report to the convention.
14: Hand written notes (point form) of Canadian Federation of Communications
Workers President Boris Mathers speech to the convention.
15: Press clippings.
16: Bell bargaining unit meeting minutes.
C: 1983 CWC Convention
1: Pre convention documents.
3: Report of the Finance Committee and related documents.
4: Preliminary report of the Resolutions Committee.
5: Preliminary report of the Constitution Committee.
6: Report on the conduct of CWC Conventions (Executive Board Report).
7: Executive Board Economic Policy Paper.
8: CWC President Fred Pomeroys report.
9: CWC Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyatts report.
10: Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klym's report.
11: Quebec Region Vice President Rene Roy's report.
12: CWC education activity since 1982 convention.
13: OFL President Clifford Pilkeys speech (notes) to the CWC convention.
14: Janice McClelland's hand written notes on convention.
15: Minutes Ontario Region meeting - Northern Telecom Bargaining Unit
meetings and Bell Canada Bargaining Unit Meetings.
Binding Case #24: CWC-IUE Merger CWC Conventions
A: CWC documentation from October 13, 1982 to October 27, 1983 (up
to referendum of CWC membership approving the merger)
- Oct. 13, 1982: Letter to all CWC Local Presidents from CWC President
Fred Pomeroy re Executive Board approval to establish a merger committee
with the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE).
- Oct. 21, 1982: Memo to Fred Pomeroy from Ed Seymour re CWC merger
- Nov. 1982: Letter to Glenn Pattinson IUE President re article on CWC-IUE
- Nov. 9, 1982: Letter to Ontario region staff from Peter Klym re IUE
- March 10, 1983: Progress report on merger talks with IUE.
- Hand written notes (undated) for Ed Seymours report to CWC Local
52 in Newmarket re CWC-IUE merger talks.
- Merger agreement - preliminary draft.
- Merger agreement.
- Document titled Why merger?
- Document titled impact of merger on CWC locals.
- Profile of IUE locals.
- Profile of CWC locals.
- Organization charts #1 and 2.
- Profile of the Communications Electronic Electrical Technical and
Salaried Workers of Canada (CWC)
Note: While the name of the union changed from the Communications Workers
of Canada the acronym remained the same.
- Attachment, A Communications Electronic Electrical Technical and Salaried
Workers of Canada-CLC constitution and permanent rules governing conventions
and code of ethical practices.
- Mar. 29, 1983: Letter to presidents and vice presidents of CWC Ontario
locals from Peter Klym re existing IUE constitution.
- Merger memorandum.
- April 15, 1983: Letter to all CWC Locals from Fred Pomeroy CWC President
re merger discussions with IUE.
- Document titled Name of union and attachments.
- August 17, 1983: Memo to Ontario staff from Bill Howes re Merger Referendum.
- August 17, 1983: Memo to Ontario staff from Bill Howes re Merger Referendum.
- August 18, 1983: Letter to CWC Local Presidents and Vice Presidents
of Ontario Locals re Merger Referendum.
- August 25, 1983: Letter to staff from Peter Klym re Merger Referendum.
- August 26, 1983: Letter to Ontario staff from Bill Howes re Merger
- Document titled CWC-IUE Merger Report.
- August 1983 press clipping.
- Sept. 1, 1983 Letter to All Regional officers from CWC President Fred
Pomeroy re marked copy of the Constitution.
- Sept. 2, 1983: Letter to all Ontario Locals from Peter Klym re Merger
- Sept. 2, 1983: Memo to all Ontario Staff from Bill Howes re plans
for Merger Referenda.
- Sample ballot.
- Sept. 12, 1983: Memo to Ontario staff from Bill Howes re plans for
Merger Referenda (marked copy).
- Sept. 19, 1983: Memo to Ontario Staff from Bill Howes re plans for
Merger Referenda (revised).
- Oct. 11, 1983: Memo to Ontario Staff from Bill Howes re Referenda
- Oct. 25, 1983: Memo to Ontario Staff from Bill Howes re Merger Vote
- Oct. 27, 1983: Ontario Results on Referenda Vote - Hand Written Tally
and Preliminary Returns.
B: IUE Documents Related to CWC-IUE Merger
Note: Prior to discussions between the CWC and the IUE regarding merger,
the Canadian membership of the IUE broke away from the international.
It was a mutually agreed upon harmonious separation. At the time of
the separation from the IUE there were approximately 10,000 Canadian
members. When the separation took place the Canadian membership set
about amending its constitution with a view to joining another Canadian
union, hence the beginning of discussions between the CWC and the IUE.
1: IUE constitutional amendments.
2: Payroll financial statement from August 31, 1982 to Feb. 28, 1983.
3: April 15, 1983: Letter from IUE President Glenn Pattinson to all
IUE-CLC locals re merger discussions with CWC. Note: A number of documents
accompanied this letter. They are included in this binding case even
though they duplicate some of the documents in Section A of this case
C: CWC-IUE Merger Convention Jan. 10-11, 1984
1: Pre merger convention documents.
2: Staff assignments for CWC-IUE merger convention with attached tentative
3: Agenda for the founding convention of the Communications Electronic
Electrical Technical and Salaried Workers of Canada (CWC).
4: Report of the Finance Committee and related documents.
5: Resolutions: both regular and constitutional.
6: Defence Fund rules.
7: Press clippings.
8: Notes for address by Dennis McDermott CLC President to the founding
Binding Case #25: CWC Conventions
A: CWC 1984 Convention (June)
Note: There were two CWC conventions in 1984; the CWC IUE merger convention
in January and the regular convention in June.
1: Pre convention documents.
3: Communications, Electronic, Electrical, Technical and Salaried Workers
of Canada (CWC): Constitution and permanent rules governing conventions
and Code of Ethical Practice (adopted January 10, 1984).
4: Report of Finance Committee and related documents.
5: Preliminary report of the Resolutions Committee.
6: Emergency resolutions.
7: Preliminary report of the 1984 Convention Constitution Committee.
8: Executive board policy statements:
(a): Deregulation of the Telecommunications Industry - The Other Side
of the Story.
(b): Shorter Work Week - One Way Out of the Crisis.
9: Executive board report.
10: Report of CWC Secretary Treasurer Ralph Wyayy.
11: Report of Ontario Region Vice President Peter Klym.
12: Report of Quebec Region Vice President Rene Roy.
13: Report of Western Region Vice President Bill Hyde.
14: Report of (Manufacturing) Division Vice President Glenn Pattinson.
15: Keynote Address (Notes) by James B. Booe Executive Vice President
at the (Canadian) Communications Workers Convention June 5, 1984.
16: Press release.
B: CWC Convention 1985
1: Pre convention information.
2: Agenda and delegates list.
3: Report of the Finance Committee and related documents.
4: Resolutions and constitutional amendments.
5: Policy documents document.
6: Executive Board report.
7: Administrative practices and policies.
8: House of Commons debates: David Orlikow speech April 2, 1985 regarding
Bell Canada Act. 9: Press clipping.
10: Bell Units meeting.
C: 1986 CWC Convention: Contains report of the Finance Committee and
the Auditors Report, the agenda and information for delegates
D: 1987 CWC Convention: Contains Finance Committee report only.
Binding Case #26: Telecommunication Workers Union British
1: Conference Report: Meeting of Telephone Workers Held in Pender
Auditorium Vancouver B.C. Nov. 8, 1946. (Prepared by the Telephone Workers
of British Columbia)
2: Second Annual Convention of the Telecommunication Workers Union June
3: Federation of Telephone Workers Clerical Negotiations at BC Tel 1975.
(a) Newspaper Clippings.
(b) BC Tel Clerical Schedule.
(c) Federation of Telephone Workers - BC Tel Clerical Contract Negotiations
report and ballot.
4: TWU - BC Tel negotiations and lockout 1977-1978.
(a) Bulletins re TWU BC Tel negotiations and lockout.
(b) TWU Submission to the Ministries of Labour Communications and Employment.
(c) CWC Information to locals and staff re TWU - BC Tel negotiations
(d) Interim report of the Hon. Mr. Justice H E Hutcheson Industrial
Inquiry Commissioner to the Hon. John Munro Minister of Labour.
5: TWU negotiations and strike at BC Tel 1981:
(a) Newspaper clippings.
(b) Press release.
(c) CWC memos to staff and locals re TWU - BC Tel negotiations and strike
(d) Appeals for Strike Assistance.
(e) TWU - BC Tel Contract Settlement Information.
(f) TWU - BC Tel Return to Work Arbitration decision 1981.
6: BC Tel layoffs 1982:
(a) Newspaper clippings.
(b) TWU Bulletin re layoffs.
(c) CLRB decision re layoffs July 7, 1982.
(d) BC Supreme Court decision re Layoffs at BC Tel.
(e) Appeal Court decision re Layoffs at BC Tel.
7: CWC Research Report re 1983 - 1984 Agreement at BC Tel.
8: Copies of the Telecommunication Workers Union Paper The TWU Transmitter.
Binding Case #27: The Canadian Telephone Employees Association
Note: The Canadian Telephone Employees Association (CTEA) was a
company union at Bell Canada which represented craft and services employees
and clerical employees in two separate bargaining units. These are the
only employees this organization ever represented. The Communications
Workers of Canada won a campaign against this organization in 1975 for
the Craft and Services employees. in 2006 or 2007 the CTEA and the CWC
merged and as a result the clerical workers became part of the CWC.
Of course as a result of technology and the transfer of clerical jobs
off shore particularly to India the numbers were very much reduced.
It was probably a case of merge or go out of existence all together.
1: Certification documents for Plant, Service and Clerical Employees
May 19, 1949.
2: Copies of the CTEA Publication Teleforum 1971 Dec.
1983 (many issues missing).
3: District 25 Committee meeting minutes (CTEA) May 31, 1953.
4: CTEA General Council Report of Meeting (several issues).
5: District 44 CTEA bulletins.
6: CTEA - letters to representatives from the officers.
7: Agreement on pensions Jan. l, 1973 between CTEA and Bell Canada.
8: CTEA Bell clerical bargaining 1977, 1978.
9: CTEA constitutional amendments 1978 and 1982.
10: Highlights of the 74th consultative meeting between Bell
Canada and the CTEA Toronto Jan. 24, 1980.
11: Information on CTEA-BELL clerical agreement Dec. 1, 1979 to Nov.
30, 1980 (prepared by CWC).
12: Information on 1980 CTEA-Bell clerical agreement (Dec. 1, 1980 to
Nov. 30, 1981).
13: CTEA information on grievances.
14: May 8, 1981 Letter to all members in Bell Canada (unsigned) re Special
Committee on Job Evaluation.
15: Information on 1981 CTEA Bell clerical negotiations.
16: Bell General circular re deduction of dues March 1972.
Binding Case #28 Communications Union Canada
Note: This organization was originally called the Traffic Employees
Association (TEA). It represented Bell Telephone Operators and Dining
Service employees. The Communications Workers of Canada won an organizing
campaign again this organization in 1979. The CWC was certified on 31
July 1979. The results of the vote were announced on 30 July 1979.
1 Bell Femmes Union publication for the Traffic Employees Association
2 Communiqué CUC publication
3 TEA and CUC: Bell Canada consultative meeting minutes from Sept. 1972
to March 1978: meetings 1 to 12.
Note: It was around (June 1978) that the merger talks between CWC and
CUC broke down and the CWC organizing campaign against the CUC begin,
around June 1978
4 Finance Committee reports, auditors reports and financial statements
5 TEA and CUC District Committee meeting minutes for Feb. 17, 1972 to
Oct. 18-19, 1977, Barrie and Orillia.
6 TEA CUC Bell union management representatives meeting minutes
16 Jan. 1973 to 18 April 1979, Barrie, Ont.
7 District Labour Management meeting minutes from March 1977 to 20 Dec.
Binding Case #29: TEA-CUC
1 Articles on the Traffic Employees Association (TEA), the CUC and
Mary Lennox, CUC president:
a) Traffic Employees Association A Brief Historical Background
of Unions and Trade Unions in Canada. This includes supplementary
b) Never Underestimate The Story of the Traffic Employees
Association on the Occasion of its Twentieth Anniversary. University
of Toronto, published Oct. 1965
c) Traffic Employees Association 25th Anniversary, 1945-1970
d) History of the CUC (appears to have been written in 1976
e) Tom AldertonMen Respect This Union Leader.
f) Undated magazine or newspaper article re Mary Lennoxs admission
as a serving sister to the most venerable order of St. Johns Ambulance.
2 Employee management meeting minutes, Peterborough, Ont., 13 Sept.
to 24 July 1979
3 Labour management meetings, St. Lawrence, Georgian and Peterborough
District, 14 March 1978 to 11 June 1979
4 Labour management meeting, Central Ontario District, 19 Sept. 1972
to 9 Nov. 1977
5 District Committee meeting minutes Toronto
6 District 14 meeting minutes July 1972 to 24-26 Oct. 1977
7 Operator meeting minutes, Peterborough
8 Report of Douglas Fisher, union nominee on Conciliation Board re dispute
between TEA and Bell Canada, 2 Nov. 1971
9 District 13 monthly reports from Jeanne Sparling, 29 May 1974 to 30
10 Four Day-40 hour week question and survey results
11 Working conditions survey and responses
12 In charge training
13 Misc. grievances and work place problems
14 General correspondence from CUC National Office to the representatives
of Communications Union Canada
15 Simplex Timer issue
16 Canadian Communications Workers Council
17 Alliance of Independent Telephone Unions: 1972 wage date for the
operator and service representative classifications for several North
American cities. Montreal and Toronto are the only Canadian cities included.
18 CUC taxi issue
19 Mary Lennox: Notes for an address to the Canadian Council of Christian
and Jews on the question of What More Can We Do to Ensure Equal
Opportunity in Employment? Royal York hotel, Toronto, 6 May 1974
20 CUC job posting for Regional Co-ordinators for Quebec and Ontario,
21 Communiqué, 4 no. 1 (Oct. 1978) interview with CUC
Secretary-Treasurer Shirley Nicholson
22 Shirley Nicholson, paper on the role of a union member
23 CUC document announcing the interface of CUC districts with Bell
Binding Case #30 CWC Local Newsletters:
1 Local 4 (Northern Telecom Local) Telecongress
2 CWC Local 9 newsletter
3 Toronto Area locals 25, 26 and 27 (Bell craft locals) The Connector
4 Ottawa Local 34 (Bell craft and services) CWC Local 34 News Bulletin
5 Barrie Local 40 (CWC craft and services local, with operators and
dining services added later) Fortys Forum
6 Toronto Local 50 (Bell operators) Bell Operators and Dining Services
Newsletter Local 50
Binding Case #31
CWC executive board minutes includes executive board meeting minutes
from the initial CWC executive board meeting held on April 7, 1972 to
Sept. 17-20, 1984.
Binding Case #32: CWC Northern Telecom and Northern Telephone
Negotiations and Strikes
A: CWC Locals 4 and 9 negotiations with Northern Telecom 1975, 1976
1: Bargaining reports and proposed agreement.
B: CWC Locals 4 and 9 negotiations with Northern Telecom 1978, 1979
1: Bargaining reports and proposed settlement.
C: CWC Locals 4 and 9 negotiations with Northern Telecom 1981, 1982
1: Information related to CWC-Northern Telecom bargaining caucus.
2: Bargaining reports.
3: CWC Local 4s Report on Northern Telecoms latest offer
and CWC Local 9s report on Northern Telecoms latest offer
(both dated Apr. 3, 1982).
4: Information re CWC Locals 4 and 9 strike vote and strike vs. Northern
5: Northern Telecom propaganda and union members response.
6: Newspaper clippings re negotiations and strike.
7: CWC Local 4 and 9 strike news.
8: Report on Northern Telecom offer dated May 25, 1982.
D: CWC Local 4 and 9 negotiations with Northern Telecom 1984, 1985
1: CWC Local 4 and 9 bargaining reports.
2: Local 4 Report on Proposed Agreement - dated March 14, 1985.
E: CWC Local 6 - Northern Telephone negotiations 1978
1: Bargaining reports.
2: Press releases.
3: Newspaper clippings.
4: Correspondence to locals and staff.
F: CWC Local 6 - Northern Telephone negotiations 1980
1: Bargaining reports.
2: Documents for the Conciliation Board.
3: Press release.
G: CWC Local 6 negotiations with Northern Telephone 1982
1: Bargaining reports.
H: CWC Local 6 negotiations with Northern Telephone 1983
1: Bargaining reports.
2: Press releases.
3: Strike vote results.
I: CWC Local 6 negotiations with Northern Telephone 1984-1985
1: Bargaining reports.
2: Press release.
Binding Case #33: Strikes and Boycotts
A: OPSEU Jail Guards strike and jailing of Sean OFlynn et. al.
1: Newspaper clippings.
B: United Steelworkers Local 6500 Strike vs. Inco 1979
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Strike support news.
3: Union pamphlets and leaflets.
4: Strike appeal and support information.
C: United Steelworkers Local 6500 Strike vs. Inco 1982
1: Newspaper clippings.
D: Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers (CBRT)
Five staff members fired for refusal to perform struck work:
1: Expressions of support for fired five and responses.
3: Final accounting for the fired five.
E: USWA Strike vs. Fotomat
2: List of Fotomat stores in Toronto.
3: Newspaper clippings.
F: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)
Strike vs. the CBC 1981
1: Newspaper clippings.
3: NABET Local Presidents List (1981).
4: Handwritten notes of meeting between NABET representatives and CWC
Local Presidents - June 11, 1981.
5: CWC internal correspondence re NABET - CBC Strike.
G: United Steelworkers Local 1005 Strike vs. Stelco 1980-1981
1: Newspaper clippings.
3: Press releases.
H: UAW Strike and Boycott vs. Blue Cross 1979
1: Newspaper clippings.
3: Appeals for support.
4: Boycotting Blue Cross and switching to other firms for coverage.
I: Michelin Tire Boycott
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Leaflets and press releases.
J: Toronto Sun Boycott
K: Nestle Boycott
1: Nestle propaganda.
2: Newspaper clippings.
3: Correspondence to Nestle and response.
L: OFL Staff Strike 1977
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Fact sheets.
3: Expressions of support for OFL staff strikers.
4: Expressions of non support FOR OFL staff strikers.
M: Letter Carriers Strike 1978
1: Newspaper clippings.
N: OPSEU Strike vs. the Community Colleges 1979
1: Newspaper clippings.
Binding Case #34: Strikes and Boycotts
A: Asbestos Strike Asbestos PQ 1949
1: Newspaper clippings on strike.
B: TTC Strike Toronto 1978
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Bulletin to employees re Bell Canada policy during TTC strike.
3: Legislature of Ontario Debates - Sept. 13, 1978 (debate on legislating
TTC employees back to work).
C: Coca Cola Boycott 1980
D: PSAC clerks strike 1980
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Press releases.
3: CWC Executive Board position re Federal Government Clerks Strike
4: Picket Line Guidelines.
E: International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) - Proctor Silex Strike
1: Jack Williams article: The Murder of a Union - reprint
which appeared in Canadian Labour Sept. 1969.
F: Ford Strike 1945
1: House of Commons debates Nov. 5, 1945 - speeches by:
(a) Clarence Gillis
(b) Angus MacInnis
(c) Stanley Knowles
(d) M J Coldwell
G: USWA Strike and Boycott vs. Radio Shack 1979-1980
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: OSSTF Notice of Motion to be presented to District 12 Council re
support for Radio Shack strike and boycott.
H: USWA Local 1005 Strike vs. Stelco 1990
1: Newspaper clippings.
I: USWA Local 1005 Strike vs. Stelco 1946
1: Stone Ken: Steel Strike Hamilton 1946 - published by
the Canadian Party of Labour.
2: Patterson Stewart: Stelco Strike of 1946 (hand written essay).
3: Stelco Labour Strike - Hamilton Spectator feature on the strike
- Nov. 8, 1985.
4: 1946 and 1976 different yet the same - Steel Shots April 1976
5: Newspaper articles on the 1946 Stelco strike.
Binding Case #35: Labour Leaders
A: Terry Meagher
Note: Terry Meagher was the Secretary Treasurer of the Ontario Federation
of Labour (OFL). He ran twice for the New Democratic Party in Etobicoke
Lakeshore but was unsuccessful. I have placed him in the Labour Leader
binding case because he was first and foremost a dedicated trade unionist.
1: 1979 election campaign - newspaper clippings.
2: Fund raising appeal letter simply headed greetings from Terry Meagher.
4: Newspaper clippings re Terry Meagher 1980 Federal Election Campaign.
5: Tribute to Terry Patrons and hosts listing Nov. 20 1984.
6: OFL honorary dinner for Terry Meagher list of sponsors and short
B: David Patterson: Director District 6 United Steel Workers
Union of America
Note: Prior to becoming the director of District 6, David was president
of Local 6500 United Steelworkers at INCO in Sudbury. On his first attempt
for the Local 6500 presidency he lost by one vote. He was successful
on his second attempt. When he ran for District 6 director he defeated
Stewart Cooke from Hamilton. The leadership of the union both in Canada
and the United States never forgave him for running against Cooke and
they undermined him at every term with the result Patterson only served
one term. The animosity against Patterson was so vicious that when he
assumed his position every single file in the District 6 office had
1: Newspaper clippings related to campaign for District 6 Director.
2: Newspaper and magazine articles related to Patterson's term in office.
3: Message from Dave Patterson 40 Years Old the Hard Way,
article Cambridge and District Yearbook 1982.
4: David Patterson defeated for re-election 1985 - newspaper articles.
C: Cecil Taylor President Local 1005 United Steelworkers of America
1: USWA bid to oust Cecil Taylor as USWA Local President - newspaper
2: Result of the Commission of Investigation Local Union 1005 USWA -
along with covering letter from USWA International President Lloyd McBride.
3: Cecil Taylor defeated by Roy Silenzi newspaper clippings.
D: Lynn Williams - First Canadian to be elected as President
of the United Steelworkers of America
1: Newspaper clippings.
E: Ron Spears: Textile Workers Union of America Southwestern
Ontario Joint Board Business Agent
1: Tribute to Ron Spears - dinner - April 11, 1981.
F: William Mahoney: National Director - USWA:
1: Newspaper clippings.
G: Moses McKay
1: Obituary Toronto Star Dec. 3, 1982.
H: Aaron Mosher: President of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway
Employees: Replica of stamp dedicated to him.
I: Joe Guisso USWA Local 2871.
J: Shirley Carr: (CUPE) Executive Vice President of the Canadian
Labour Congress and later the President of the Canadian Labour Congress
1: Newspaper clippings.
K: David Archer: President of the Ontario Federation of Labour
1: Newspaper articles.
2: PR memo The David Archer Story biography 1974.
3: Campaign to defeat David Archer 1976 - OFL Convention:
(a) Newspaper clippings.
(b) Pamphlet Why David Archer?
(c) Address by President David Archer - 20th Annual OFL Convention.
4: David B. Archer Testimonial Dinner.
L: Louis Lenkinski: Projects Director of the Labour Council of
Metro Toronto and later the Executive Assistant to the President and
the Secretary Treasurer of the Ontario Federation of Labour
1: Tribute dinner Oct. 24, 1987.
2: Obituary Toronto Star June 24, 1995.
M: Clifford Pilkey President of the Ontario Federation of Labour
2: Leaflet and partial list of Pilkey supporters.
3: Labour Review Convention Supplement announcing Pilkey victory on
the first ballot.
N: Max Federman: Director Fur Leather Shoe and Allied Workers
1: Newspaper clipping.
O: Al Hershkovitz: Fur Leather Shoe and Allied Workers
1: Obituary Toronto Star Oct. 29, 1995.
P: Andre Beckerman: OPSEU Negotiator:
1: Obituary, etc.
Q: George C Watson: Canadian Director of the Textile Workers
Union of America
1: George C Watsons report to the South Western Ontario Textile
Joint Board upon leaving the South Western Ontario Joint Board to assume
the Canadian Directors post.
2: Union paper article titled Watson Named Canadian Director.
3: George C Watson - Bert Demers feud correspondence.
4: Campaign to elect George C Watson Ontario CLC Vice President.
5: Transcripts of interviews conducted by Ed Seymour with Clare Easto
and Ron Spears about George C. Watsons trade union career. At
the time of the interviews Easto was the South Western Ontario Textile
Joint Board Manager and Spears was a business agent for the same joint
6: George C. Watson testimonial dinner June 1977.
7: George C. Watson - struggle to exert Canadian autonomy.
R: Tom Kokovico: Canadian Director United Food and Commercial
1: Mike Edwards article Dec. 1992.
S: Stan Little: Founding President of the Canadian Union of Public
1: May 26, 2000: obituary article written by Carol Coles.
T: Sol Stetin Secretary Treasurer of the Textile Workers Union
of America and later President of the same union:
1: Newspaper clipping.
U: Kalman Kaplansky: Sept 16, 1999: Letter to Editor by his daughter
V: Claude Jodoin: First President of the Canadian Labour Congress.
1: Partial text of an address by Jodoin to the Saskatchewan Federation
of Labour Oct. 2, 1964:
W: Bruce Rayner - President of UNITE:
1: Press release.
2: Union paper article.
X: Larry Sefton Director of District 6 USWA.
1: Newspaper clipping announcing retirement.
Y: Murray Cotterill Canadian PR Director USWA.
2: Newspaper clippings.
Z: Bert Demers TWUA Quebec Director.
AA: Textile Workers Union of America
1: The Milltown Co-op.
2: Solomon Barkin - Harvard Business Review article A
Trade Unionist Appraises Management Personnel Philosophy.
3: Canadian Trade Unions and Political Action - John Whitehouse notes.
Note: John Whitehouse was TWUAs Canadian education director from
the early 1950s to the mid 1960s. He established the first Labour Studies
program at Niagara College and after leaving Niagara College he went
to the ILO in Geneva.
Binding Case #36: Political Personalities
A: Monty Davidson: 1975 Provincial Election NDP Candidate Cambridge
Note: Monty Davidson served as an international representative for the
Textile Workers Union of America from the mid 1960s to 1975 when he
ran as the New Democratic Party candidate in the Cambridge riding. He
was elected to office and served as MPP for Cambridge until 1981 when
he was narrowly defeated.
1: Newspaper clippings - pre election leading up to the issuance of
2: Newspaper clippings from issuance of election writs to post election.
3: Monty Davidson NDP newspaper election ads.
4: Campaign, leaflets, bulletins, etc.
5: Monty Davidson post election report from Queens Park.
B: 1981 Provincial Election Campaign Monty Davidson Cambridge
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Newspaper and radio ads.
3: Campaign leaflets and bulletins.
4: Hand written notes re Election Planning Committee Meeting Feb. 12,
C: Clifford Scotton: Federal Secretary New Democratic Party
1: Obituary - Toronto Daily Star Nov. 29, 1995.
D: James Renwick: NDP MPP Riverdale Riding 1966-1984
1: Obituary items from:
(a) Toronto Star
(b) The New Democrat
(c) The New Democrats Review
2: Memorial Service Program
E: Stanley Knowles: CCF - NDP Member of Parliament for Winnipeg
North Centre from 1942 to 1984 (except for 1958 -1962 period)
1: Newspaper articles.
F: Donald Macdonald - Ontario Leader of CCF - NDP from 1952to
1: Newspaper clippings.
G: David Lewis: Federal NDP Leader 1971 -1975
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: CLC press release re David Lewiss death.
3: Book reviews of David Lewiss book The Good Fight.
4: David Lewis trust fund.
H: Tommy Douglas: Premier of Saskatchewan 1944-1960 Federal NDP
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: House of Commons debates.
(a) T.C. Douglas speech House of Commons debates Jan. 24, 1963 re NDP
position on nuclear arms.
(b) T.C. Douglas speech in House of Commons Nov. 12, 1963 titled Profiteering
in Sugar Must Stop.
(c) Speech to Halton Nominating Convention (not dated but appears to
(d) Address by T.C. Douglas to the fifth Constitutional Convention of
the Canadian Labour Congress April 1964.
3: NDP News Convention Magazine - NDP Federal Convention, April 2124,
1971 features Tommy Douglas 10 years as NDP Federal Leader.
4: Tommy Douglas Night in Oshawa, Ontario Booklet titled Tommy.
5: Tommy Douglas tribute booklets on his death.
I: Stephen Lewis: Ontario NDP leader 1970 1978
1: Nov. 8, 1978: Newspaper clipping - Stephen Lewis announces he is
calling it quits.
2: Nov. 29, 1977: Stephen Lewiss submission to the task force
on Canadian Unity.
3: Mar. 6, 1977: Stephen Lewiss speech to the NDP Provincial Council
Meeting Toronto on Canadian Unity.
4: Mar. 4, 1965 Ontario legislature debates, Stephen Lewis speech on
Binding Case #37: Political Personalities
A: M J Coldwell NDP
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: M J - Booklet published by the Douglas Coldwell Foundation.
B: Oliver Hodges
1: 1943 CCF election leaflet.
C: J S Woodsworth
1: Anglican Outlook and News Digest August-Sept. 1953 contains
article by Andy Andras titled J S Woodsworth Labours Statesman.
2: Morton, Desmond and James Shaver Woodsworth: The Man
and the Model article in the New Democrat Special Convention
Issue, Sept. 6, 1974.
3: Newspaper clippings re J S Woodsworth.
4: Woodsworth Foundation article in the New Democrat.
5: The Clergyman Labour Leader and Politician - J S Woodsworth:
Reprint of an article from The Miners Voice published by Districts
6 and 3, United Steelworkers of America.
D: Applewood: Birthplace of James Shaver Woodsworth
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Spires - The Cultural Community Focus contains article on
James Shaver Woodsworth and Applewood.
3: The Applewood Almanac - a news report from The Shaver Homestead
4: Applewood Fall Fair Bulletin Oct. 1, 1983.
5: Press releases.
6: Meeting notice.
7: Short biography on J S Woodsworth.
8: Fund raising appeals.
E: Kay MacPherson (three time NDP candidate)
1: Newspaper clipping - Toronto Star Aug. 21, 1999 obituary.
F: Agnes MacPhail
CCF: first female elected federally. She also served in the Ontario
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Agnes MacPhail Fund.
G: Irma Douglas (wife of Tommy Douglas)
1: Obituary Toronto Star May 13, 1995.
H: Program and constitution of the Ontario New Democratic Party.
1: Constitution Federal New Democratic Party.
J: CCF NDP in Saskatchewan:
1: Saskatchewan News.
2: Saskatchewan Plans for Progress - Bureau of Publications booklet.
3: The First Year of the New Democratic Government in Saskatchewan
1971-1972 - by Sonja Gehl Co-Operative Press Association.
K: The Waffle and the NDP
1: Documentation re Waffle 1969-1972.
2: Newspaper clippings.
3: The Waffle Within the New Democratic Party - Speech by Desmond Morton
of the Dept. of History at the University of Toronto to the Steelworkers
Political Conference - Hamilton Feb. 28, 1971
4: Waffle supporters, correspondence and resolutions.
5: Report to the Provincial Executive from Gordon Vichert, John Brewin
and Gerald Caplan.
6: Beaches Woodbine Resolution.
7: Patterson - Valleau Correspondence.
8: Ontario NDP correspondence re Executive Statement and Recommendations
L: The Surich Report: Financing the NDP in the 1970s
M: NDP confidential document - Another Political Party?
Attached to this document is a July 1951 paper written by Ross Dowson
titled Internal Bulletin of the Revolutionary Workers Party Canadian
Section contents the CCF Our Tasks and Perspectives.
Note: This document was circulated by the NDP in the early to mid 1960s
to help justify the expulsion of those perceived to be Trotskyites from
N: Summary of editorial opinion July August 1963
O: Cape Breton Labor Party and Paul MacEwan
Note: Paul MacEwan was an NDP member of the Nova Scotia assembly
for a number of years for the riding of Cape Breton. He was immensely
popular and well respected by his constituents for his hard work on
behalf of those often referred to as the common man. The NDP expelled
him from the party. He established the Cape Breton Labor Party and was
elected under that banner as well. However, the Cape Breton Labor Party
was short lived. MacEwan then joined the Liberals and continued to serve
in the Nova Scotia assembly.
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: Political cartoon.
3: Platform and constitution of The Cape Breton Labor Party.
4: Paul MacEwan speech in the Nova Scotia Assembly on June 23, 1982
re the Cape Breton Labor Party.
5: Cape Breton Labor Party - solicitations for funds.
6: Cape Breton Labor Party Nominating Convention and annual meeting
for Cape Breton The Lakes Riding.
P: Morton, Desmond: History of Canadas Working People.
Binding Case #38: CAW-UAW
A: Walter Philip Reuther: President UAW - 1946-1971
1: Biographical sketch - Walter Philip Reuther news from UAW
2: Tributes and in Memoriams to Walter Reuther.
3: Dedication ceremony for Walter Reuther Sept. 13, 1971 Port
4: Post cards depicting Walter and May Reuther Education Center Black
B: Charlie Brooks: President UAW Local 444 Windsor Ont.
1: Newspaper clippings.
C: Frank Fairchild: Administrative Assistant to Dennis MacDermott
1: Obituary Kitchener Waterloo Record Oct. 19, 1976.
D: UAW Economic News.
E: UAW Newsletter.
F: Canadian UAW members sever ties with the International
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: CLC press release supporting Canadian UAW members separation from
G: Canadian Content - A Fair Trade Proposal to Guarantee 80,000 Canadian
Jobs (UAW booklet)
H: Canadian UAW and Canadian Airline Employees Association discuss merger
1: Newspaper clippings.
I: Bob White
1: Newspaper articles.
J: Charlie MacKay: President UAW Local 397 Brantford
K: Sam Ginden: CAW Research Director
L: Dennis MacDermott: UAW Canadian Director and CLC President
M: UAW - GM Strike Appeal 1970
N: CAW Magna Pact 2007
Binding Case #39
A: The Association of Commercial Technical Employees (ACTE)
CLC White Collar Organizing
1: Newspaper clippings.
B: Graham Lowe - The White Collar Worker in Canada essay 1973
C: ACTE Local 1704 National Communications and Data Company Limited
1974 Organizing Campaigns.
1: Contact lists.
2: Meeting minutes.
3: Application for certification and related documents (application
filed June 3, 1974).
4: Managerial intimidation.
5: Petitions against the union and union response.
6: Notice of vote to be held July 12, 1974 and related documents including
7: Company and group of employees request for hearing to make representation
to have spoiled ballots counted.
8: Trick assignment time lists.
9: Correspondence (inter union).
10: Employee lists.
11: Information regarding second vote slated for Sept. 23, 1974 and
12: Report of the NDC campaign.
D: ACTE Local 1704 National Communications and Data Company Limited
1976 Organizing Campaign
1: Application for certification and related documents.
2: Employee lists.
4: Petitions vs. union and response.
5: Employer intimidation.
6: Handwritten notes.
E: Contract summary for ACTE Local 1703 ULC.
F: Report of meeting with office group at Beamers Oct. 2, 1975.
G: Textile Workers Union of America - White Collar Organizing.
Binding Case #40: United Farm Workers of America
1: Presidents newsletter.
2: Leaflets demonstration and meeting notices.
3: UFW Action News, newsletters and Canadian boycott reports.
4: Expressions of support for the United Farm Workers.
5: Teamster propaganda.
6: Resolution on the jailing of Cesar Chavez.
7: Dow Chemical Company - statement re Bud Antle Inc.
8: Press releases and statements issued by the UFW and Cesar Chavez.
9: UFW information re Teamsters.
10: UFW picketing at Dominion Stores.
11: Correspondence to Ed Seymour from the UFW.
12: UFW Boycott Labour Committee meeting minutes.
13: International Grape and Lettuce Boycott Day and Week.
14: Ed Seymour - Comments to the South Western Textile Joint Board in
the fall 1974 re Grape and Lettuce Boycott.
15: Cesar Chavez Canada tour.
16: Labour press release.
17: Joint statement Western Growers Association and the United
Farm Workers Union re tentative agreements.
18: One farm workers pay and deductions.
19: Fundraising efforts.
20: Father Richard Humphrys New York Times ad in support
of the Teamsters and response.
21: Mexican fiesta.
22: Red Coach Lettuce Boycott.
23: Canadian Solidarity Dinner.
24: Campbell Soup Boycott.
25: Proposition 14 Campaign.
26: Chronology of violence in Kern County.
27: Notes from friends.
28: Knob Hill Farms.
29: Federations of Labour and Canadian Union Membership numbers.
30: Coca Cola Minute Maid Negotiations Breakdown 1981.
31: Maggio Carrots Boycott.
32: Canadian Solidarity Delegation to Fresno, California for the UFW
33: Rufino Contreras - killed by company personnel as he attempted to
speak to strikebreakers.
34: Lists of companies under UFW contract or in negotiations.
Binding Case #41: United Farm Workers
1: Biographies and articles on Cesar Chavez.
2: History of the Farm Workers in Texas.
3: Vegetable industry negotiations 1978, 1979.
4: Cesar Chavez Black Eagle Dinners.
5: Jessica Govea.
6: Canadian tribute to Cesar Chavez June 17, 1989.
7: Tribute to Aubrey Golden May 2, 2001.
8: Fast for Life.
9: Chiquita Banana Boycott.
10: Impact of pesticides.
11: Strawberry Boycott.
12: Newspaper clippings.
13: May 2, 1999 Farm Workers Fiesta Event.
14: The Organizing Institute.
15: Fact sheet re 1979 Lettuce Boycott.
16: The Farm Workers: A Cry for Justice from Floridas Fields.
17: The Farm Workers: Announce End of Boycott 1978.
Binding Case #42: United Farm Workers Union
This binding case contains newspaper clippings related to the United
Binding Case #43: United Farm Workers Union
Note: in 1975 a law was passed in California giving farm workers
the right to organize and to participate in elections to determine which
if any union they wanted to represent them. The Agricultural Labour
Relations Board opened in August 1975 and the first petitions to the
board were filed on September 2, 1975. I was among the Canadian delegation
that attended the United Farm Workers Convention in Fresno California.
I joined Cesar Chavez for part of his march through the Salinas valley
and then was present to witness the first election campaigns under the
In Salinas the farm workers held a vigil beginning on the early evening
of Sept. 1, 1975 and continuing into the morning of Sept 2, 1975. Most
of the participants were actual farm workers from approximately 50 different
farms. They wanted to be the first to be certified under the new law.
The vigil continued until the agricultural board opened. From approximately
5 pm on the evening of September 1 until about 15 minutes prior to the
board opening its doors the only people present were farm workers and
their supporters. At that time four teamsters showed up to present a
petition as well. As we were to discover later these four teamsters
were to file for one ranch only.
At precisely 9 am the Agricultural Board staffer emerged from his office
and walked through the crowd of farm workers and their supporters to
escort the four teamsters through the crowd and thereby file their petition
first. On seeing this, a Marinist priest, Richard Garrity who was not
wearing his clerical garb and who was a robust six and a half feet tall,
stepped between the Agricultural Board staffer and the four teamsters.
He directed the staffer to go into the office and do his job and at
the same time told the teamsters that if any one of them made a move
to file their petition before all the farm workers had an opportunity
to file theirs he would deck them. He held them at bay until all the
farm workers had filed and then stepped aside to allow them to pass.
The next day the Agricultural Board staffer stated he was unaware that
the crowd was there to file petitions. It would be the first of many
instances where the board displayed a deep seated bias against the UFW.
I witnessed and was a participant in these events.
1: List of Canadians who went to California as part of the Canadian
delegation in support of the United Farm Workers.
2: An act to add part 3:5 (commencing with section 1140) to Division
2 of the Labor Code, relating to agricultural labor.
3: Newspaper clippings.
4: El Mosquito Zumbador.
5: UFW leaflets.
6: El Malcriado leaflets.
7: Letters from Cesar Chavez to workers at different farms.
9: Cesar Chavez - Walter Kintz (Agricultural Labor Board general counsel
10: Messages of congratulations to the Farm Workers and Cesar Chavez.
11: UFW standard collective agreement.
12: UFW agreement with Interharvest Inc.
13: UFW agreement with Paul Masson Vineyards.
14: UFW agreement with Pikd Rite Inc.
15: UFW booklet - titled Why Workers Want the UFW-AFL-CIO and
Why Growers Want the Teamsters.
16: Gallo wines.
17: Election results.
18: Teamster propaganda.
19: Company propaganda.
20: Individual Canadian delegation member reports of experience in California.
21: Sept. 22, 1974: Community relations committee recommendations regarding
the United Farm Workers Union adopted by the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.
22: Election Organizing Manual Outline.
23: La Lucra La Voz Del Biocoteo Published by the Bay
Area Farm Workers.
24: Song sheets.
25: Cesar Chavez telegram thanking Canadian delegates.
Binding Case #44: An Illustrated History of Canadian Labour
Note: This book started as a series of articles on Canadian labour
history for the Textile Workers Union of America publication Textile
Labor. The series was so popular in both Canada and the United States
that it was republished in book form by the Canadian Labour Congress.
1: Galley proof and page proofs.
Binding Case #45: An Illustrated History of Canadian Labour
1: Correspondence related to articles which appeared in Textile
2: Correspondence and information related to publication of An Illustrated
History of Canadian Labour prior to publication.
3: Correspondence and information related to publication of An Illustrated
History of Canadian Labour post publication.
4: Book reviews and references to the publication in various labour
Binding Case #46: Textile Workers Union of America
Edward E. Seymour correspondence
1: Textile Labor and Labour Unity correspondence.
2: CLC weekend and weeklong education courses correspondence.
3: Education for TWUA locals correspondence.
4: Presentations to elementary, high school, community college and university
5: Requests for information re trade union movement from students.
6: Education courses conducted in cooperation with the NDP correspondence.
7: Labour College of Canada correspondence.
8: CLC Union Industry Shows correspondence.
9: CLC Public Relations Committee.
10: Employment Standards Act issues.
11: Ontario Federation of Labour Education Committee correspondence.
12: Unemployment insurance issues.
13: Workmens compensation issues.
14: Misc. correspondence with TWUA locals and members.
15: TWUA ads in the 1973 Federal NDP Convention souvenir booklet and
the 1974 Ontario Provincial NDP Convention souvenir booklet.
16: TWUA officer changes for NDP mail outs.
17: Minimum Wage list for the provinces and territories 1975.
18: TWUA - NDP Operation Tomorrow staff contributions.
19: TWUA member - Ron Wettlaufer runs for the NDP.
20: Requests to speak at or participate in various functions.
21: CLC Think Tank - UAW Education Center Black Lake, Michigan
22: See Hear Now; Trade Unions the Canadian Experience - A Film Strip
for Use in Schools - Parts One and Two.
23: Province of Manitoba Department of Colleges and University Affairs
- Labour History Project (1976).
24: Courses for other unions correspondence.
25: Appointment to the CLC National Health and Safety Committee.
26: Requests for information from unions and other organizations.
27: OFL 1973 Convention Credentials Committee.
28: CLC Education Committee appointment.
Binding Case #47: CLC Building Trades Split
1: Newspaper clippings.
2: List of unions which joined the Canadian Federation of Labour.
3: CLC press releases.
4: CLC correspondence to members of the Executive Council, ranking officers,
representatives and local union of affiliated organizations, Federations
of Labour and Labour Councils and directly chartered local unions.
CWC Graham Cable Organizing, Negotiations, Strike, Decertification
1: Agostini Gail grievances and work related issues.
2: Anti-harassment policy and guidelines.
3: Avery, Carlyle- grievances and work related issues.
4: Avery, Carlyle - mischief charges.
5: Balram, Indra - grievances and work related issues.
6: Canada Labour Code.
7: Canada Labour Relations Board file 555-2112 - CWC application for
8: Canada Labour Relations Board file 555-2442 - Cable Television Workers
application for certification (Note: a scab union).
9: Canada Labour Relations Board file 565-277 - Application for Decertification
- Gary Robert Bryan Peters et al.
10: Canada Labour Relations Board file 565-315 Decertification of CWC.
Note: As will be seen from all of the files in this box the company
never co-operated with the union. The company lost every case before
the Canada Labour Relations Board. The final count in the decertification
vote was 24 votes for CWC and 30 votes against. Six strong CWC supporters
were fired and they all accepted a cash settlement. Others left because
of the tremendous pressure exerted by the company. for example on their
return to work after the strike, the company made certain that no two
striking workers took their lunch or coffee breaks together; they always
had to take these breaks with a scab. As for the company union no employees
ever paid dues to that union. The question must be asked: where did
the money come from to pay their counsel Michael G Horan?
11: Canada Labour Relations Board file 675-19 - Board imposes first
12: Canada Labour Relations Board file 745-1862 - unfair labour practice
13: Canada Labour Relations Board file 745-2149 - unfair labour practice
14: Canada Labour Relations Board file 745-2149 - suspensions which
led to complaint.
15: Canada Labour Relations Board file 745-2157 - unfair labour practice
complaint - Joe Dolejs (Note: a scab).
16: Canada Labour Relations Board file 745-2190 - consent to complain.
17: Canada Labour Relations Board file 745- 2447 - unfair labour practice
complaint re the discharge of six employees.
18: Canadian Union of Public Employees - Huron Broadcasting.
Note: This strike was also very bitter -- Donald MacKillop was employer
in that dispute as well.
19: Capriotti, Ralph - grievances and work related issues.
20: Cash receipts status reports etc.
21: Collective agreement proposals and negotiations 1984-1986.
22: Collective agreement proposals June 1987.
23: Communications Committee Communiqué.
24: Currim, Salim - grievances and work related issues.
25: CWC - Graham Cable - misc. correspondence.
26: CWC Local 55 - bulletins and newsletters.
27: CWC Local 55 - charter application.
28: CWC correspondence to locals.
29: CWC Defence Fund strike appeals - contributions.
30: CWC Local 55 Local Union officers.
31: CWC Local 55 Graham Cable review of events.
33: CWC Local 55 - grievance reports.
34: CWC Local 55 meeting minutes and agendas.
35: CWC staff memos re strike.
36: Dowhaluk, Leo (integrity).
37: Down, Cynthia - grievances and work related issues.
38: Employee benefits premiums.
39: Employee lists.
40: Escott, Trevor - grievances and work related issues.
41: Escott, Trevor and Pat OConnor adjudication re termination.
42: Expressions of support for Graham Cable striking workers.
43: Gibbard, May Marie - grievances and work related issues.
44: Graham Awards night.
45: Graham Cable Accounting Staff memos.
46: Graham Cable - Back to Work protocol.
47: Graham Cable - re-licensing hearings.
48: Health and Safety Committee (joint).
49: Holiday pay grievances.
50: Hudlin, Joyce - grievances and work related issues.
51: Labour Canada file 324-4-224 - altering rates of pay superintendents
52: Labour Canada file 324-4-277 - request for ministerial consent.
53: Labour Canada file 326-3-2869 - conciliation.
54: Labour Council Metropolitan Toronto strike support committee.
55: Leaflets - organizing campaign.
56: Leaflets - strike.
57: Maltese community.
58: Martin, DArcy: brief on first contract legislation presented
to the standing committee on resources development March 1986.
59: Members list.
60: Meeting - Richard Long and Noel Bambrough - first meeting between
employer and union official following the strike.
61: Municipal election.
62: Newspaper clippings.
63: OConnor, Pat - grievances and work related issues.
64: OConnor, Pat - mischief charges.
65: Police and security.
66: Press releases.
67: Rao, Fortunato (Lucky) Labour News Program.
68: Ricci, Donna - grievances and work related issues.
69: Rogers Cable agreement.
70: Ross, Janette - grievance and work related issues.
71: Salesmen grievances.
72: Scabs (including scab leaflets).
73: Sciammurella, Sam - grievances and work related issues.
74: Sellan, Mary - grievances and work related issues.
75: Shaw Cable Strike - West Kootenay.
76: Shimkoff, Donna - grievances and work related issues.
77: Striking workers list.
78: Sutton, Crystal Lee (Norma Rae).
79: Telemarketing support for strike.
80: Vacation pay grievances.
81: Wilson Gordon - grievances and work related issues.
Note: All of the employees who had grievances and work related issues
were good workers and all were very strong strike supporters. When the
strikers returned to work they were harassed by the employer and the
scabs and no action was taken against the scabs. After the strike, Cynthia
Down who testified at the Labour Board hearings and who was described
as one of the best witnesses examined worked for a time for the CWC
and later returned to her native province: Newfoundland where she established
her own business. Once the union was decertified, many of the management
staff and the scabs were dismissed by the employer.
82: Yellow Dog Agreement.
3 Binders Drafts of Illuminating the Past, Brightening
the Future: An Illustrated History: about the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 353, 1903-2003 by Ed
Department Store Organizing and Strikes
1: ACTE: Proposal for an Eatons drive
2: Backgrounder to the Eatons boycott
3: Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops correspondence
4: Canadian Council of Churches correspondence
5: Canadian Council of Retirees
6: Canadian Labour Congress boycott tour
7: Canadian Labour Congress correspondence
8: Canadian Labour Congress press releases
9: Chronology of Events
10: CWC correspondence
12: Eatons - Anti Union Activity
13: Eatons Boycott - Extravaganza
14: Eatons - Collective Agreement
15: Eatons - Credit Card Return Campaign
16: Eatons Employee Information
17: Eatons Foreclosure and Closure - Newspaper Clippings
18: Eatons - Historical
19: Eatons Propaganda
20: Eatons Restructuring Newspaper Clippings
21: Eatons Strike Complaints vs the Police and Security
22: Eatons Strike Expressions of Support
23: Eatons Strike Newspaper Clippings
24: Eatons Update
25: Forrest, Anne: Organizing Eatons: Do the Old Laws Still
26: General summary of issues in dispute between the Retail Wholesale
and Department Store Union and Eatons
27: Honest Eds
28: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto correspondence
29: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto - Executive Board statements
30: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto - Strike Committee minutes
31: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto - Strike Co-Ordinators
32: Labour Law News October 1985 Vol. 11, no. 10
33: Langille, Brian and Peter Macklem, Beyond Belief: Labour Laws
Duty to Bargain, Queens Law Journal Vol 13, 1988
35: National Day of Support for Eatons Workers
36: New Democratic Party - Federal Convention Resolution
37: New Democratic Party - Press Releases
39: Olive, David: Trouble at Canadas General Store,
Toronto Life, March 1985.
40: Ontario Federation of Labour- correspondence
41: Ontario Federation of Labour - Ontario Campaign for Fairness at
42: Ontario Federation of Labour - Press Releases
43: Ontario Federation of Labour - Provincial Co-Ordinators Meetings
44: Ontario Labour Relations Board decision - File 2620-83-R, certification
Kevin Burkett, I Stamp, B L Armstrong
45: Ontario Labour Relations Board decision - File 0276-86-R, Board
Gray, Wightman, Montague - decertification application
46: Ontario Labour Relations Board decision - File 3127- 85-R, Board
Gray, Wightman, Montague-decertification application
47: Ontario Labour Relations Board decision - File 2405-84-U, Board
- Springate, Stamp, Theobald - Labour Act violations
48: Ontario Labour Relations Board - Order to Post
49: Ontario Labour Relations Board - File 0159-84-U, ORourke,
50: Ontario Labour Relations Board decision File # 0861-84-U, Right
to Distribute Literature on Company Premises
51: Ontario Ministry of Labour - Correspondence
52: Provincial Election - Maintaining the Profile of the Eatons
53: Radio and TV Stations Refuse to Accept Advertising vs Eatons
54: Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RDWSU) correspondence
55: Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RDWSU) press releases
56: Scott, D R, Judge - Provincial Court (Criminal Division) decision
58: Skinulisd, Richard: State of the Union - Business Journal article
60: Standard Eatons speech
61: Survey Results
62: Trespass to Property Act
63: United Church of Canada press releases
63: United Steelworkers Union of America - press release
64: Van Camp, Gray, Bowlby - Cadillac Fairview and Retail and Wholesale
Department Store Union - Divisional Court decision
65: Womens Strike Support Coalition
Bank Organizing and Strikes
1: Bank Busters Newsletters
2: Bank Insurance package
2a: Bank Notes
3: Bank organizing CLC correspondence
4: Bank organizing - Correspondence between the Canadian Imperial Bank
of Commerce and the Union
5: Bank organizing - UAW internal memos and correspondence
6: Bargaining reports to the membership
6a: Canadian Labour Congress - correspondence
6b: Canadian Labour Congress - press releases
7: June 17, 1985: Canada Labour Relations Board decision Files 745-1779
and 745-1857 - Bank of Montreal - Bank and Cecil Street Branch Ottawa
Note: The following Canada Labour decisions pertaining to the Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) have been filed in the order that the
decision was rendered by the Board
8: June 10, 1977: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File #555-639
- CIBC - Simcoe Ontario
9: Sept 6, 1977: Canada Labour Relations Board decision Files 555-613-614-623-629-631-645-665-671
and 706 - CIBC British Columbia
10: Mar. 23, 1978: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File 745-293
- CIBC (Carol Dulyk)
11: May 6, 1978: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File 555-905
CIBC Alness Branch Downsview, Ont.
12: Oct, 16 1978: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File #45-362
CIBC Sioux Lookout, Ont
13: Jan 4, 1979: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File 745-359
CIBC North Hills Shopping Centre and Victoria Hills Branches
14: Jan 10, 1979: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File 745-361
15: Nov 30, 1979: Canada Labour Relations Board decision Files 745-422-426-427
CIBC Niagara and Scott Street Branch St, Catharines, Ont, St. Paul and
Mac Donald St Branch St Catharines, and the Creston British Columbia
16: March 6, 1985: Canada Relations Board decision Files 745-18201839-1867-1870
CIBC, 750 Lawrence St West Toronto
17: May 29, 1985: Canada Labour Relations Board decision Files 745-1940-2078
CIBC Yonge and St Clair and Tapscott Road, Toronto branches
18: Feb 18, 1986: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File 555-2387
CIBC BC and Yukon
19: Mar 26, 1986: Canada Labour Relations Board decision File #675-18
CIBCChargex Centre and Central Mailroom and Reproduction Services. Board
imposes first agreement.
20: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - profits
21: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - propaganda
22: Church Involvement - correspondence
23: Current Exchange (newsletter)
24: CWC correspondence to locals
25: Diary of Unfair Labour Relations
26: Employee intimidation
27: Executive Board statement to the Labour Council of Metropolitan
28: Fight for Fairness in a first contract at the Commerce
29: Labour Canada - CIBC File 26-3-2935
31: Lees, David: Beseiging The Banks - Canadian Business,
31a: Lowe, Graham The Canadian Union of Bank Employees: A Case
Study - essay
32: Media Scan - Radio and TV news clippings
34: Minutes: bank workers organizing reps meetings
35: Minutes: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto Strike Committee
36: Newspaper ads (bank)
37: Newspaper ads (union)
38: Newspaper clippings
38a: Questions and Answers About Your Rights
39: Real Annual Report to Shareholders Meeting and Guess
the Bank Profits contest
40: Reville, David - Incident
41: Shilton-Lennon, E J: Organizing the Unorganized: Unionization
in the Chartered Banks of Canada - Osgoode Law Journal,
42: Skit script - Vice Bank Inc
43: Songs - VISA strike
44: UAW press releases
45: Union of Bank Employees - correspondence
46: Union of Bank Employees - fact sheets
47: Union of Bank Employees - Ontario bylaws
48: Unions and Bank Workers Will the Twain Ever Meet?
49: VISA - breakfast
50: Warskett, Rosemary Bank workers Unionization
and the Law - Studies in Political Economy, Spring 1988
51: Womens Strike Support Coalition
The Gainers Strike - Edmonton Alberta - 1986
Note: While this box as well as boxes 22 and 23 are titled the Gainers
strike there are a number of files which are not directly related to
that strike. The files are related to other matters which were taking
place in the province of Alberta around the same period. Therefore I
have included them with this material. Gainers Food was owned by Peter
1: The Activist (Alberta Federation of Labour publication)
2: AFL Executive Board and Strike Support Committee minutes
3: Alberta Federation of Labour
4: Alberta Federation of Labour - Change the Law campaign
5: Alberta Government Loan to Pocklington (Gainers 67 Million Dollars)
6: Alberta Pork Producers Marketing Board
7: Barker, Christine - Child Abuse (essay)
Note: Christine Barker was a very strong strike supporter. She went
to university after the strike. She goes under three different names
in these files: Christine Barker, Christine Barker McGee, and Christine
McGee. Chris had a really tough life and experienced several personal
tragedies including the death of her mother in the tornado which struck
Edmonton on 31 July 1987 and the accidental death of a son. Chris herself
died at the young age of 42 in 1998. She was a great friend.
8: Barker, Christine - correspondence
9: Barker, Christine: Gilly Hopkins (essay)
10: Barker, Christine - Workers Compensation Claim.
11: Barker, Christine - Youth Counselling / Group Essay
12: Barker, Christine - Youth Counselling 11 Group Essay
13: Barker, Christine and Karen Isocki - Arbitration Award
14: Battle of 66th Street (song produced by Arlene Mantle and a group
of Gainers strikers, 1986)
15: Benefits: Information related to the application of benefit plans
during the strike
16: Benn, Frank: retirement and proposal for a single director for Canada
17: Bielli, Joseph - Crossbow Incident
18: Black Friday (July 31, 1987) - tornado - Edmonton
19: Bolanes, Leo: Gainers contract
20: Boycott Gainers - Lawn Signs
21: Boycott Tour - Alberta
22: Boycott Tour - British Columbia
23: Boycott Tour - Debriefing report
24: Boycott Tour: General
25: Boycott Tour- Manitoba and North Western Ontario
26: Boycott Tour - New Brunswick and PEI
27: Boycott Tour - Newfoundland
28: Boycott Tour - Nova Scotia
29: Boycott Tour - Ontario
30: Boycott Tour - Quebec
31: Boycott Tour - Saskatchewan
32: Boycott Update (newsletter)
33: Canada Packers Settlement - 1986
34: Canadian Labour Congress - Adopt a Gainers Striker
35: Canadian Labour Congress - Reports on Boycott Tour
36: Cartoons and Illustrations
37: Catalyst Theatre - Pig Productions Present
38: Cavanagh, J.C., Justice - decision re Picketing
39: Childrens art and poetry contest
40: Childrens Christmas gift campaign (national response)
41 Childrens Christmas Party
42: Childrens letters to Santa
43: Chronological log of events in Gainers dispute
44: Chu Chi Keung - Incident
45: Coalition of Edmonton Churches and Concerned Citizens
46: Communist Party of Canada (Marxist- Leninist) - leaflet(s)
47: Contact Lists
48: Court Charges - several incidents and issues
49: Criminal Charges - Iturriaga Benjamin - Assault
50: Criminal Contempt Charges vs. Union
51: Dalrymple, Michael and Lucille - Letter to Derose Bros. Meats Ltd.
52: Development Appeal Board hearing re strike trailers
53: Donation Money for buttons, posters etc. turned over to Gord Steele
54: Dubensky, Al, Q C - Inquiry and Report
55: Edmonton Folk Festival
56: Edmonton Journal - objection to leaflet
57: Energy and Chemical Workers - Local 922 bulletins
58: Establishments to boycott
59: Expressions of non support for Union - Gainers strike
60: Expressions of support for Union - Gainers strike
61: FDL strike
62: Federated Co-Operatives issue
63: Firms and organizations supporting Gainers boycott
64: Fletchers - Collective Agreement
65: Fletchers Fine Foods - Legal
66: Fletchers Fine Foods Ltd. strike
67: Forsberg, Melva: Gainers makes wieners with scabs button issue
68: Gainers Collective Agreement - June 1982-May 1984
69: Gainers - Justification for unions proposals
70: Gainers - Metal in meat incident
71: Gainers Mould and pork products issue
72: Gainers offer June 13, 1986
73: Gainers pension plan
74: Gainers post strike issues
75: Gainers propaganda
76: Gainers - Shipments to East Bay Packers
77: Gainers shipping reports
78: Gainers strike - news releases
79: Gainers strike - Requests for information during and post strike
80: Gainers - Survey of boycott support - Edmonton
81: Gainers - Tainted ham issue
82: Gainers - Unfair labour charge complaint vs. the Union and several
83: Gainers - Zoning bylaw issue re trailers.
The Gainers Strike - Edmonton Alberta 1986
1: Hansard - Alberta Excerpts
2: Harris, Todd - Strike Breaking in Canada - video documentary proposal
3: Health and Safety in the Meat Packing Industry
4: Hog Marketing Board - Gainers dispute
5: Hope, Honorable Mr. Justice - Pension Plan - Court of Queens
Bench File 8603-12647
6: Hormel Meat Packing strike
7: Independent Travel Retailers Association (INTRA) Londonderry Travel
8: Injunction order
9: Keen, Eddie - radio transcript(s)
10: Keenan, Tom - Charges - uttering threats
11: Kilgour, Art - Resignation from UFCW
12: Labour film project
13: Labour Law bulletins
14: Labour Legislation Review Committee
15: Lakeside Packers Limited strike
16: Leafleting Committee reports
17: Leaflets and bulletins
18 LEP International Inc - Custom Brokers
19: Letters of Request for Dance Door Prizes
20: MacMillan Bathurst Inc. - Incident
21: Manitoba Federation of Labour Press Release(s)
22: Maple Leaf Foods Strike (1997)
24: McGee, Christine - Anthropology notes
25: McGee, Christine - Essay
26: McGee, Christine, Family Triangles (essay)
27: McGee, Christine - Issues in Youth - Self Study assignment essay
28: McGee, Christine - Letter of Reference
29: McGee, Christine, et. al. Peer and Liaison Services
30: Barker McGee, Christine - Youth Counselling Essay
31: Meat Inspectors and Veterinarians
32: Meat Packing Industry - Concessions
33: NABET - Convention Resolution(s) - re Gainers strike
34: Newspaper ads
35: Newspaper clippings June 1986
36: Newspaper clippings July 1986
37: Newspaper clippings August 1986
37: Newspaper clippings September 1986
38: Newspaper clippings October 1986
39: Newspaper clippings November 1986
40: Newspaper clippings December 1986
41: Noel, Alain and Keith Gardner - The Gainers Strike: Militancy and
the Politics of Industrial Relations in Canada
42: Norheim, E W (Wes) CLC Regional Director of Organization Prairie
Provinces - Report on Strike etc.
The Gainers Strike Edmonton Alberta - 1986
1: Peevey, Renee - Letter of Reference
2: Pembina By-Election
3: Pension documents - re Court and Labour Board hearings
4: Petty Trespass Act (Manitoba)
5: Pocklington, Peter
6: Pocklington, Peter - Bolanes dispute
7: Pocklington, Peter - Fishing trip to raise funds
8: Pocklington, Peter - Negotiations with Hamilton, Ontario
9: Pocklington, Peter - Palm Dairies dispute
10: Pocklington, Peter - Saskatchewan government - Loan to expand into
11: Pocklington, Peter Z and W Foods Toronto purchase
12: Police issues
13: Porklington News (newsletter)
14: Premiers conference
15: Press contacts
16: Press releases
17: Public Relations ideas for strike
18: Radio and TV Ad spots
19: Right to Work
20: Roll the Union On
21: Scab Bus Accident(s)
22: Scab, hog, beef reports from the picket line
23: Scab information
24: Scab pay stub
25: Scripts for Radio ads
26: Seymour, Edward E - The Battle on 66th Street (Ontario New Democrat,
27: Seymour ,Edward E - The Battle of 66th Street (Our Times,
28: Seymour, Edward E - The Battle of 66th Street Rages on
29: Seymour ,Edward E - Letter to the Editor, Edmonton Journal
30: Seymour, Edward E - Proposal to Vern Derraugh to Extend Boycott
31: Seymour, Edward E - They Cant Jail the Strike Canadian
Labour, October 1986
32: Sims, A R ; Eifert, L; Shell Alberta Labour Relations Board File
LR 302 G1 - Gainers Pension Plan
33: Socialist Voice
35: Strike Breaking Prohibition Act - Alberta
36: Suncor strike
37: Tierfront Consultants (Scab hiring firm)
38: Trock Furniture dismissals
39: UFCW Action (UFCW Publication)
41: UFCW Local 280 P Constitution and Bylaw Amendments
42: UFCW Local 280 P Correspondence
43: UFCW Local 280 P Members who retired since strike commenced
June 1 1986 (during strike)
44: UFCW Local 280 P Memorandum of Settlement Gainers
45 UFCW - Newfoundland Fishermens split
46: UFCW - Response to Gainers advertisement
47: UFCW Staff List
48: UFCW strategy session meeting minutes (Ed Seymours notes)
49: United Food and Commercial Workers constitution
50: United Food and Commercial Workers Region 18 Executive Board autonomy
51: United Food and Commercial Workers Region 18 Defence Fund
52: United Food and Commercial Workers thank you letters
53: Ziedlers strike
Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) New Democratic Party (NDP)
and Political Action
1: CCF: Andras, A. (Andy) J S Woodsworth Labours
2: CCF: Irvine William 1885-1962 - A Man to Remember
3: CCF: Report to the National CCF Convention Regina, Saskatchewan,
August 9-10-11, 1960
4: CCF: Some Observations on the British Columbia provincial election
September 12, 1960
5: Forsey, Eugene - Canadian Labour and Political Action
6: Lazarus, Morden - Background Notes on Labours Political History
7: Lazarus, Morden - Book Review - Faith Sweat and Politics - The Early
Trade Union Years in Canada by Doris French
8: NDP: annual Pac meeting - OFL Pre-Convention guest speakers Donald
CLC Mac Donald and Donald CCF"Macdonald
9: NDP: Canadian Labour Congress - Letter to affiliated and chartered
10: NDP: CLC Political Education Department - correspondence
11: NDP: conference re new party.
12: NDP: NEW PARTY founding fund
13: NDP: Stanley Knowles, The New Party a radio talk by Stanley Knowles.
Prepared for delivery at Galt Ontario Feb.7, 1959
14: NDP: David Lewis, Its Time to Lend A Hand - Address to the
New Party Seminar Winnipeg August 28, 1959.
15: NDP: National Political Education committee minutes April 10 1961.
16: NDP: A New Party for Canada - Study paper on programme of the proposed
new political party for Canada (booklet).
17: NDP: A More Complete Democracy - Co-Operative Federalism.
18: NDP: OFL-PAC News 1958
19: NDP: OFL-PAC memo Political Education newsletter 1959
20: NDP: OFL-PAC Memo Political Education newsletter (1960)
21: NDP: OFL-PAC Memo Political Education newsletter (Jan-August 1961)
22: NDP: The New Party newsletter 1960-1961
23: NDP: Politics - New Party Social Political Program
24: NDP: Report On New Party Eastern Conference Montreal Dec 3-4, 1960
25: NDP: Sauce for the Goose Star Weekly editorial
April 29, 1961
26: NDP: The Varsity University of Toronto Solidarity Convention
issue January 1960
27: Zaplitny, Fred: For the Sake of Discussion - A Policy for the New
Note: The above material relates to the period prior to the founding
convention of the New Democratic Party which was held in Ottawa July
31-August 4, 1961. Prior to the convention the term used was the New
Party. At the convention the delegates adopted a resolution to name
the party the New Democratic Party.
28: NDP: New Party Founding Convention - correspondence and memos
29: NDP: Delegates lists to the New Party Founding Convention Ottawa
July 31 - August 4 1961
30: NDP: Founding Convention program, agenda, committees, rules of order
and convention call
31: NDP: Report to the Founding Convention of the National Committee
for the New Party July 31 - August 4 1961
32: NDP: Resolutions submitted to the New Party Founding Convention
July 31 August 4 1961.
33: NDP: CLC Political Education Department correspondence
34: NDP: Davidson Monty - Organizing for the NDP Canadas
New Democratic Party - ACTWU Voices - Labour Unity September 1989
35: NDP: Howard Hampton
36: NDP: Lakeshore Convention delegate issue
37: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Federal) Ottawa 1971
38: New Democratic Party Convention (Federal) Vancouver 1973
39: NDP New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 1970
40: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 1974
41: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 1978
42: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 1982
43: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 1984
44: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 1986
45: NDP: New Democratic Party Convention (Ontario) 2009
46: NDP: New Democratic Party correspondence 1961
47: NDP: New Democratic Party correspondence 1973
48: NDP: New Democratic Party News (newsletter) 1965
49: NDP: New Democratic Party News (newsletter) 1966
50: NDP: New Democratic Party News (newsletter) 1967
51: NDP: New Democratic Party News (newsletter) 1968
52: NDP: New Democratic Party newsletter 1963
53: NDP: New Democratic Party newsletter 1964
54: NDP: New Democratic Party - Organizations affiliated April 1, 1972
55: NDP; New Democratic Party - Organizations affiliated April 1, 1973
56: NDP: New Democratic Party - The Story of Its Foundation (Revised)
57: NDP: New Democratic Party - Trade Union affiliation
58: NDP - OFL PAC Memo Political Education 1961
59: NDP: The Other Ontario - A Report on Poverty - by the Ontario New
Democratic Party Caucus - June 1984
60: NDP: Political Education Information supplement June 1966
61: NDP: Surich, Jo: Activists and Political Action Programmes report
from a Survey Project by the Ontario Federation of Labour - Political
Education Committee of delegates to the OFL Convention Feb. 1984
62: NDP - Liberal: Rae, Bob
63: OConnor, Eleanor - Politics - Federal Election 1935 (essay)
64: Ostry, Bernard: Conservatives Liberals and Labour in the 1870s -
Canadian Historical Review
65: Scotton, Clifford - Canadian Labour and Politics
Bell Canada, Communications Workers Canada, Communications Energy Paper
1: Bell Canada - Absentee harassment
2: Bell Canada - Annual Report (1976)
3: Bell Canada - Bell Alexander Graham (historical booklet)
4: Bell Canada - Bell 1980 - The First Century of Service (historical)
5: Bell Canada - booklet (historical)
6: Bell Canada - Contracting Out Telephone Operators Jobs Bell propaganda
7: Bell Canada - Contracting Out Telephone Operators Jobs newspaper
8: Bell Canada - Contracting Out Telephone Operators Jobs Union response
9: Bell Canada - Diversity Strategy and Workforce Census - 1988
10: Bell Canada - Drug Testing
11: Bell Canada - Employee Information (1993)
12: Bell Canada - Horror Stories
13: Bell Canada - Job Cuts (1995)
14: Bell Canada - Management Early Retirement Incentive (1985)
15: Bell Canada - Manitoba Telecom (20 Percent Purchase)
16: Bell Canada - Northern Telecom Data Systems Takeover (1985)
17: Bell Canada - Operators Working in Craft Jobs
18: Bell Canada - The Public Interest and Bell Canada (1977)
19: Bell Canada - Rate Increase (1988)
20: Bell Canada - Retirees Benefits
21: Bell Canada Retrospective (1978)
22: Bell Canada - Rim Crew Issue
23: Bell Canada - Separation Package (1999)
24: Bell Canada - Service (976)
25: Bell Canada - Telephones through the Years (historical booklet)
26: Bell Canada - Thanks a Hundred Mr. Bell (historical pamphlet)
27: Bell Canada - Transform Action (newsletter)
28: Bell Canada - Voices from the Past (historical)
29: Bell Canada - Win Back Rules Violation
30: Bell Canada - Workforce Adjustment Program Voluntary Workforce
Adjustment Measures (1993-1994)
31: Bell Canada - Your Bell Canada Benefit Program
32: Bell Clerical Negotiations 1978
33: Bell Clerical Negotiations 1979
34: Bell Clerical Negotiations 1980
35: Bell Clerical Negotiations 1983
36: Bell Clerical Surplus - Part Timing
37: Bell Express Vu - Rogers Cable Dispute
38: Bell Mobility
39: Bell Pensioners Group - Newsletter
40: Bell Retirees - In Touch - Newsletter for Bell Retirees (for 2001-
41: Canadian Paperworkers Union, Communications and Electrical Workers
of Canada and Chemical Workers Merger (1992)
42: CEP - Bell Bargaining Reports (1993-1994)
43: CEP - Bell Bargaining and Strike - Bell Propaganda (1998-1999)
44: CEP - Bell Bargaining and Strike - (1998-1999) - Bonnie Gibson motion
vs Kim Speziale (Speziale scabbed on April 8 1999)
45: CEP - Bell Bargaining and Strike - newspaper clippings (1998-1999)
46: CEP - Bell Bargaining and Strike - Union material (1998-1999)
47: CEP -History (video proposal)
48: CEP Journal - (for 1994, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
49: CEP Local 42 Hamilton (misc) (1999)
50: Communications Workers of Canada - Craft and Services Agreement
1977 (English only) (First CWC Agreement with Bell Canada)
51: Communications Workers of Canada - Submission to the Royal Commission
on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada on Productivity,
Technology and Work
52: CWC - Bell - Claims for Prescribed Drugs Grievances
53: CWC - Bell clerical campaign 1975
54: CWC - Bell clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 - Bell Propaganda
55: CWC - Bell clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 - contact lists
56: CWC - Bell clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 - correspondence to locals
57: CWC - Bell clerical campaign(s) memos and correspondence to staff
58: CWC - Bell clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 newspaper clippings
59: CWC - Bell Clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 CTEA propaganda
60: CWC - Bell Clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 CWC campaign bulletin
- A Step Ahead
61: CWC - Bell Clerical campaign(s) 1985-1988 CWC leaflets
62: CWC - Bell Craft and Services grievance reports (Ontario)
63 CWC - Bell Craft - Traffic Joint Locals
64: CWC - Bell Elliott Lake - Wire Tap
65 CWC-Bell negotiations - bargaining reports (1988)
66 CWC-Bell negotiations -1990
67: CWC- Bell Negotiations - 1994
68: CWC-Bell negotiations - 2004-2005
69: CWC - Bell Nexacor negotiations 1992
70: CWC - Bell Operator Services Dining Services - grievance reports
71: CWC-Bell organizing campaign 1975-1976 - expressions of non support
72: CWC - Bell Quality of Working Life
73: CWC - Bell - setting up locals
74: CWC - Bell strike (1988) - Bell propaganda
75: CWC - Bell strike (1988) newspaper clippings
76: CWC - Bell strike - Picket and Post (CWC Local 42 - Hamilton
77: CWC - Bell strike - strike bulletins (1988)
78: CWC- Bell strike - union documents (1988)
79: CWC Bell - Thunder Bay lay-offs
80: CWC - Bell - vacation selection issue (1984)
81: CWC Conventions -1972-1975-1976-1977-1978-1979
Communications Workers of America, Communications Workers of Canada,
Telecommunications Workers Union
1: Arsenault, Susan - The Electronic Supervisor - Epson Today, September
2: Connections - CWC publication
3: CRTC - Procedures for public input in application process
4: CWA: Northern Telephone organizing drive - scrap book October 1950-May
5: CWA Local C-1 Simons, Garry - National Union Report Feb. 7,
6: CWC Canadian General Electric strike 1985
7: CWC - CNCP organizing campaign 1986
8: CWC conventions: 1980-1987 Incl. 1990, 1991
9: CWC correspondence (re Bell Clerical Unit)
10: CWC correspondence to staff 1985
11: CWC - Crosstalk (bulletin)
12: CWC Defence Fund Rules (1985)
13: CWC - Fighting for Our Jobs - An Action Plan to Meet the Challenge
of Change in Our Telecommunications System
14: CWC - Free Trade
15: CWC: Peter Klyms resignation from Ontario Region Vice Presidents
position and dinner party.
16: CWC Local 20 Northern Telecom Western Region supervisors
17: CWC News correspondence
18: CWC Ontario Region Council minutes
19: CWC Ontario Region minutes
20: CWC - photograph project
21: CWC - RNU (Staff Union) Collective Agreement July 1, 1984 June 30,
22: CWC - Staff hirings
23: CWC - Staff meeting minutes
24: CWC Seymour, Edward E correspondence - 1985
25: CWC - Super Plastics strike - 1985-1986
26: Elliott, Chris et al The CWC Administration Policy and Issues -
Paper proposed for Dr. Wayne Lewchuck
27: Greenberg M., and R. Parducci - Greenberg Parducci Operator Services
28: Groff, Ruth - Worker Driven Training: A Research Project
29: Howes, Bill - Anatomy of a Company Union - Our Times 1987
30: Howes, Bill - Door Knocking and Data-Bases Organizing in the Eighties
- Our Times Dec 1987- Jan 1988
31: Howes, Sean - Arbitration decision
32: Labour Canada - Canada Labour Code briefing May 27 1985
33: Martin DArcy Conscious Romantics: A Trade Unionists
Reflections On The Politics of Learning
34: Martin DArcy: Dispute with The United Steelworkers Union of
35: Martin DArcy: Education Delegate Project Industrial
Sector Grant Application August 7 1987
36: Martin DArcy: Education Manifesto
37: Martin DArcy - Familiar Ground Membership Education in South
38: Martin DArcy: Keeping Difficult Company Feb. 19 1993
39: Martin DArcy: Learning The Politics of Perception
40: Martin DArcy: Michigan State University Correspondence
41: Martin DArcy: The Ontario Workers Museum Initial Discussion
Draft Proposal for The Arts and Labour Sub Committee of The Ontario
Federation of Labour
42: Martin DArcy: Structure and Function of Unions in Canada
43: Martin DArcy: Union Culture
44: Martin DArcy and Daina, Green: International Council for Adult
45: McCrostie, James: Just the Beginning: the Communications Energy
and Paperworkers Union of Canada (historical booklet in English and
46: McLachlan, Diane: Campaign for The CWC-Bell Bargaining committee
47: McLachlan, Diane: Candidate for NDP Nomination 1988
48: The National CWC Bulletin
49: New Market for Operator Services (telemarketing)
50: Northern Electric Canada - Job Performance Rating
51: Northern Electric Company, Limited - Continuous Service (revised
Oct. 1 1959)
52: Northern Electric Office Employees Association - By Laws
53: Orlikow, David - Allan Memorial Institute - CIA Brainwashing Experiment
54: Pay Equity CWC brief in response to Ontario Government Green Paper
on Pay Equity
55: People and Skills in the New Global Economy Premiers
Council Report 1990
56: Sask - Tel Walkout 1987
57: Seymour. Edward E., Campaign for Ontario Region VP 1985
58: Seymour. Edward E: Campaign for Ontario Region VP Delegates Lists
59: Seymour. Edward E.: Correspondence 1990
60: Seymour. Edward E: Employment Issues
61: Seymour. Edward E.: Member at Large CWC Local 16
62: Sigal, Emily et al. The Structure and Operation of Grievance Procedures
at Bell Canada and Dominion Stores (essay)
63: Simons, Garry: Communications Workers of Canada (historical)
64: Supervisory and Control Administrator Issue
65: Swift, Jamie and Joan Kuyak: Does Bell Hold All The Chips? Last
66: Trade Union Workshop draft agenda
67: Transition and Difference - A Report from the Technology Research
Programme - Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada Ontario
68: TWU The Transmitter
Canadian Telephone Employees Association (CTEA) Communications Union
Canada (CUC) and Traffic Employees Association (TEA)
Note: The Communications Union of Canada and the Traffic Employees
Association are the same organization. The name change occurred in the
mid 1970s. The CUC ceased to exist when it lost a vote to the Communications
Workers of Canada.
1: Canadian Telephone Employees Association (CTEA) - General
2: Canadian Telephone Employees Association - Instructions to Election
Committees - booklet
3: Communications Union Canada - Bell clerical campaign 1975 1976
4: Communications Union of Canada - General Council reports nos. 70
to 79 (1975 to 1978)
5: Traffic Employees Association - General Council reports nos. 40,
42, 58-69 (1963 to 1974)
6: Traffic Employees Association Untitled historical booklet
Convention Proceedings, Executive Board Reports from various Unions,
CLC memorandums to Governments etc.
1: Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America Special Convention
2: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Convention proceedings
- First Constitutional Convention
3: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Merger Convention
4: Canadian Congress of Labour - Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual
6: Canadian Labour Congress - Memorandum to the Government of Canada
for the years 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967,
1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976.
7: Canadian Labour Congress - Submission to the Special Joint Committee
of the Senate and the House of Commons on the Canada Pension Plan
8: Canadian Labour Congress - Submission to the Standing Committee of
the House of Commons on Labour and Employment - Re an act to amend the
Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act.
9: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Convention
Proceedings - 34th General Convention 1974.
10: Letter Carriers Union of Canada 37th Triennial Convention
11: Retail Clerks International Union and the Amalgamated Meatcutters
and Butcher Workmen of North America. Proposed Constitution of the United
Food and Commercial Workers International Union - proposed merger agreement
12: Sheetmetal Workers International Association Convention; Proceedings
34th General Convention 1974
13: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) Convention Proceedings for
1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974,
Note: The Textile Workers Union of America merged with the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers of America in 1978.
14: Textile Workers Union of America - Executive Board reports for 1960,
1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976.
15: United Automobile Workers of America First Constitutional Convention
1935 (reprinted 1975)
Labour Congresses, Councils, Federations
1: Canadian Labour Congress Convention proceedings: 1972, 1974,
2: Hamilton and District Labour Council Yearbooks; 1996, 1997, 1999
3: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto Yearbook - 1968
4: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto and York Region Yearbooks:
1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998.
5: Ontario Federation of Labour Convention Proceedings Etc. 1963, 1964,
1968, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985.
Labour, Political and Social Issues
1: Abella, Irvine: The CIO Reluctant Invaders Canadian Dimension
2: Aboriginals - Amishabek Nation - Governance - Agreement in Principle
with Respect to Governance
3: Aboriginals - Bury My Heart ... at Ipperwash
4: Aboriginals - Business ventures
5: Aboriginals - Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with the Native Peoples
6: Aboriginals - CSIS
7: Aboriginals - Elijah Harper
8: Aboriginals - Historical
9: Aboriginals - James Bay Project
10: Aboriginals - Land Claims
11: Aboriginals - Donald Marshall
12: Aboriginals - The Media
13: Aboriginals - Native Blockade - Northern Ontario (1990)
14: Aboriginals - Oldam River Dam
15: Aboriginals - Oka - newspaper clippings July - August 1990
16: Aboriginals - Oka - newspaper clippings - September 1990
17: Aboriginals - Oka - newspaper clippings - October- December 1990
18: Aboriginals - Oka - newspaper clippings 1991-1992
19: Aboriginals - Residential, Reserve Schools and Education
20: Aboriginals - Louis Riel
21: Aboriginals - Royal Commission on Native Issues 1991
22: Aboriginals - Self Government
23: Aboriginals Tom Siddon - Minister of Indian Affairs
24: Aboriginals - Six Nations
25: Aboriginals - Spicer Commission
26: Aboriginals - Status
27: Aboriginals - Tribal Justice
28: Aboriginals - Desmond Tutu visit
29: Aboriginals - Walter Twinn (Chief) - Appointment to the Senate
30: Andras, A. (Andy): A Brief History of Canadian Labour
31: Andras, A. (Andy): The Canadian Labour Movement - Notes for a Speech
32 Andras, A. (Andy): The Origin and Development of Canadian Labour
33 Andras, A. (Andy): Residual Management Rights - A paper submitted
to the National Conference on Labour legislation September 27-28, 1976
34: Artistic Woodwork Strike - Brantford 1973-1974
35: Artist in Residence with Trade Union Program - A draft proposal
36: Automotive Hardware Strike - Dave Ivers - Securicor Spy issue
37: Banks, Hal: The Seafarers International Union
38: Barlowkate: Booms and Busts - Hamilton Spectator, August
39: Bienfait Coal Miners Strike - Estevan Saskatchewan 1931
40: Blacks - Nova Scotia
41: Boise Cascade Strike 1980-1981
42: Books on Labour
43: Brantford Dummy Stooge Tells All Canadian Tribune,
July 31, 1943
44: Brewster Transportation Limited Strike 1986
45: British Coal Miners Strike - Canadian Labours support efforts
46: Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
47: Canada Dont Trade It Away - The Facts of Free Trade
(CUPE) Spring 1988
48: Canadian Aluminum Smelter and Allied Workers (CASAW) Raid on the
United Steelworkers Union at Alcan - Kitimat BC, 1972-1973
49: Canadian Autonomy in International Unions
50: Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers (CBRT)
51: Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Transport and General Workers (CBRT)
Win 40 Hour Week
52: Canadian Congress of Labour - A Review of The History and Progress
of the Congress Since Its Formation in 1940 (Canadian Labour
53: Canadian Federation of Labour - Constitution (revised edition) 1986
54: Canadian Hosiery Workers Union - Constitution and Bylaws (1940)
55: Canadian Labour Congress Bulletins
56: A Canadian Social Charter- Making Our Shared Values Stronger
A Discussion Paper
57: Canadian Textile and Chemical Union - CTC Bulletin
58: Cape Breton Coal Miners Strike - Newspaper articles
59: Carlin, Bob: The Hard Rock Miner and His Union - Labour History
Series - The Searcher Jan 1970 - March 1972
60: Champagne, Lynn M,: History of Labour in the Quinte Region with
Emphasis On Bellevilles First Unions
61: Child Labour
62: Chinese - Head Tax
63: Civil Service Association of Ontario - Selected Reading Material
from The International Labour Organization publication
64: Clark, John: Joe MacKenzie Stops Organizing Canadian Labour 1975
65: CLC - Series of 4-page leaflets on unions
66: Cline, Ed: 1952 is Anniversary Year (Oshawa and District Labour
67: Dare Strike -1973-1974
68: Ehring, George: Fast Eddies Hamilton History- Review of Ed
Thomass book The Crest of The Mountain in Our Times
July August 1996.
69: Fenwick, M J (Mike): 15 Years of Industrial Unionism Labour
Day souvenir book Oshawa and District Labour Council - 1952
70: Fleck Manufacturing Strike 1978-1979
71: Forsey, Eugene: Canadian Labor and Compulsory Arbitration 1877-1902
Canadian Labour, January 1965
72: Forsey, Eugene: Discovery of Union Records in Peterborough Canadian
73: Forsey, Eugene: Insights Into Labour History in Canada
74: Forsey, Eugene: The Telegraphers Strike of 1882
75: Forsey, Eugene: The Toronto Trades Assembly 1871-1878 Canadian
Labour Oct 1966.
76: Forsey, Eugene: The Union Shop Is It Democratic? A Reply
to Professors Cameron and Curtis
77: Frances, Henry and Effie Ginzberg: Who Gets the Work: a Test of
Racial Discrimination in Employment
78: Galt and District Labour Council (history)
79: Gass, William H.: The Face of the City (Harpers March 1986)
80: Glaberman, Martin: The Working Class and Social Change
81: Gutman, Herbert E: Work Culture and Society in Industrial America
82: Hoerr, John: What Should Unions Do? Harvard Business Review
83: Hill, Daniel G and Marvin Schiff: Human Rights in Canada A Focus
on Racism (3rd. Edition)
84: Hill, Joe
85: Hospital Strike: Jailing of Grace Hartman 1981
86: Howard, Roger and Jack Scott: International Unions and the Ideology
of Class Collaboration (essay)
Labour, Political, Social Issues
1: IBEW history
2: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 353
Agreement and General Rules
3: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Constitution (1988)
4: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Constitution (2001)
5: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 353) Group
Welfare Plan for Employees and Dependents
6: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers History and
7: International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE)
8: International Union of Mine Mill and Smelter Workers
9: International Woodworkers of America (IWA) The IWA in British Columbia
10: International Woodworkers of America-Organizing Manual
11: International Woodworkers of America - The Western Canada Lumber
Worker (Historical Issue Jan 1971)
12: Irwin Toy Strike 1981-1983
13: Jancso, Juliet: Are Trade Unions As We Know Them in North America
A Viable Institution for The Future in Terms of Society As A Whole?
14: Jodoin, Claude: Canadian Labour 1867-1967 - Canadian Labour
July August 1967
15: Kates, D H.: Doug Tobin Arbitration decision
16: King, Martin Luther, Jr. - I Have a Dream speech New York Post
17: Kwavnick, David: Pressure Group Demands and Organizational Objectives
- The CNTU, The Lapalme Affair and National Bargaining Units
18: Labour (notes handed out to the OFL Education Committee Jan 20,
19: Labour and Political Song Books
20: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto Arts and Media Committee
21: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto 100th Anniversary
22: Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto (History)
23: Labour Day - Scotton Clifford - Origin of Labour Day; edited version
of an article published in Canadian Labour September 1961
24: Labour Organization in Canada - Lecture Notes
25: Labours Hall of Honour
26: Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Closing -1979
27: Lane, John B.: A Corporate Ideology and a Labour Aristocracy - Two
Essential Elements in a Colonial Labour Movement
28: Lavigne, Merv
29: Lazarus, Morden: Public Enterprise in Canada A Review December 1959
30: Lazarus, Morden: Years of Hard Labour
31: Leaside High School Students Questions
32: Letter Carriers Union of Canada - Revised Edition (July 1980)
33: Lewis, David: Compulsory Arbitration
34: Lewis, David: The Dishonesty of The Union Power Myth
35: Lloyd, C. C. Labour Management Relations (essay)
36: Logan, Professor Trade Unions in Canada (notes)
37: Mackintosh, Margaret: An Outline of Trade Union History in Great
Britain, The United States of America and Canada. Department of Labour
38: MacLeod Catherine: Pandora - A Staged Reading
39: Major Issues and Events of Labour History
40: Mayworks -1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2004
41: Mayworks - Festival at Fifty (1988)
41: Mayworks - Catherine MacLeod - Mayworks 10 Good Years
42: McLachlan, Gwenneth (Gwen): A Pilot Investigation into the Changing
Nature of the Canadian Labour Movement - Feb 1985
43 Metro Labour Education Committee - We Are Equal Arent We? -
A Series of Workbooks on Anti-Racism for ESL Course
44: Meurer, Susan and David Sobel: Tackling Technology A Workers
Guide to Tech Change (Booklet)
45: Mining Disasters in Canada
46: Mozdir, Bill: The Canadian Seamens Union - The Early Years,
Peoples Voice April 1996
47: Murdockville strike (Gaspe Copper)
48: Newfoundland loggers strike 1959
49: Newfoundland loggers strike - Ed Finn, Behind the Smallwood Curtain
- Canadian Labour December 1959
50: Newfoundland loggers strike Gordon Henderson The Newfoundland
Loggers Strike (essay)
51: Newfoundland loggers strike Stanley Knowles - The Facts about
Newfoundland - A Reply to Mr. Smallwood - Canadian Labour May
52: Newfoundland loggers strike - Loggers Strike for 20th Century Conditions
- Canadian Labour Feb 1959
53: Newfoundland loggers strike Jack Williams The Newfoundland
Story - Canadian Labour March 1959
54: Nokes, Henry: Labour Council Throughout The Years (Peterborough
55: OConnor ,M E: The French Fact in The Canadian Trade Union
Movement - Catholic - Trade Unions (essay)
56 OConnor ,M E : The Growth of Working Class Consciousness during
World War 1 (essay)
57: O'Donoghue, Daniel
58: Offence Defence - Law for Activists - prepared by the Law Union
of Ontario 1996 edition
59: OHara, Jane: British Columbia Boils Macleans
article October 7, 1983
60: Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
61: Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre 1997
62: Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre Annual Report 1997-1998
63: Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre correspondence etc.
64: Operation Solidarity - British Columbia
65: Oshawa Newspaper Strike 1966
66: Peace Movement and Labour 1992
67: Peace Movement and Labour 1993
68: Peace Movement and Labour 1994
69: The Peoples History of Cape Breton
70: The Proctor Silex strike
71: Proposal for a Workers Arts Festival - October 27 1987
72: Quebec Labour (Published by the Moose Jaw and District Labour Council)
73: Radio Shack strike
74: Rand Inquiry and Report - Ex-Parte Injunctions
75: Reesor Siding - Fortier Drouin Monument
76: Reitz, Jeffrey, Liviana Calzavara, Donna Dasko: Ethnic Inequality
and Segregation in Jobs
77: Resolutions Unlimited
78: A Resource Book on Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Workplace
- for Employers, Minorities, Unions and Government
79: Ryerson Union Fair 1987
Labour Political, Social Issues
1: Salsberg, Joe
2: Scott, Jack: One Big Union - Hand Written Notes
3: Scotton, Clifford: A Brief History of Canadian Labour
4: Sexual Harassment
5: Seymour, Edward E: Correspondence re historical labour and political
6: Seymour, Edward E: Correspondence with the National Union of Lock
and Metal Workers (UK) re. trade union pins, buttons and badges
7: Seymour, Edward E: IBEW A Century of Achievement
8: Seymour, Edward E: IBEW History - Correspondence
9: Seymour, Edward E: IBEW Local 353 Education and Apprenticeship -
10: Seymour, Edward E: IBEW Local 353 Workers Compensation and
11: Seymour, Edward E: The TILCO Strike Canada Labour Oct.-Dec 1978
(reproduced from an essay on the subject)
12: Shultz, Pat: Memorial Foundation - Parent Child Centre Proposal
13: Simmons, Gordon C: Meaning of Dismissal - booklet prepared for Labour
14: Smollett, Peter - A Polemical Essay on Art in Public Places, Artistic
Freedom and Social Responsibility
15: Stafford, J H: The Development and History of The Labour Movement
in the St. John Area - Paper presented to the New Brunswick Historical
Society Feb. 25, 1964
16: Steelworkers Strikes Cape Breton 1923-1925 (newspaper clippings)
17: Steinberg, Larry: Human Rights Commission is not your Friend - Talking
Union article March 1992
18: Stop the Shutdowns and Layoffs - Adopt An Industrial Development
Strategy for Full Employment - Ontario Federation of Labour Submission
to The Government of Ontario June 1980
19: Strikebreaking firms
20: Stunden, Nancy: Stratford Furniture Workers Strike 1933
21: Surich, Jo: Ontario A Society of Achievers? (research paper)
22: Sydney Steel Plant Closure - Hawker Siddeley - Dosco - 1967
23: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) - Agreement with the National
24: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) Local 743 Campbellford Cloth
- Meeting minutes Oct. 1948 - September 1952
25: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) Constitution 1948
26: Textile Workers Union of America South Western Textile Joint Board
27: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) TILCO Strike excerpts from
28: Tooke Alex: Oral interview notes (Tooke was a coal miner in Minto
29: Toronto Labours First 100 Years - Canadian Labour May
30: Toronto Telegram closing - Inquiry
31: Trades and Labor Congress of Canada
32: Trades and Labor Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of
Labour - Merger Agreement March 18 1954
33: Trade Union - Dates in Great Britain
34: Trade Union - Dates in The United States
35: Trade Union Movement in Canada (historical articles)
36: The Trek to Ottawa 1935 - Remembered (published by the Moose
Jaw and District Labour Council)
37: A Tribute to the Tolpuddle Martyrs - Canadian Labour - July
38: Unemployment Insurance Amendments 1986
39: Union Label
40: United Automobile Workers (UAW) Jerry Hartford, the United Automobile
Workers in Canada - Canadian Labour Jan. 1960
41: United Automobile Workers Union (UAW) Malcolm Smith Local 222 UAW
Marks Birthday - Oshawa and District Labour Council - Labour Day booklet
42: United Automobile Workers (UAW) War Worker Brantford, Ontario (Simcoe
edition) August 1943
43: United Brotherhood of Carpenters (crest)
44: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (booklet)
45: United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Peter McGuire
46: The United Church of Canada - News Backgrounder - The United Church
and the Right of Labour to Organize
47: United Electrical Workers (UE) UE Canadian News 1963, 1964,
48: United Electrical Workers (UE) - UE News: 1965-1966
49: United Electrical Workers (UE) - UE Guide Local 504 Newsletter
- 1963, 1964, 1965.
50: United Electrical Workers (UE) - Voice of The Worker - 1963,
1964, 1965, 1966.
51: United Farm Workers Union (UFW) Canadian Solidarity 20th
Anniversary Dinner (1967-1987)
52: United Farm Workers Union (UFW) El Malcriado Newsletter (English
53: United Farm Workers Union (UFW) - We Boycott Grapes (window card)
54: United Food and Commercial Workers UFCW Constitution and
55: United Rubber Workers Union
56: United Steel Workers of America (USWA) 40th Anniversary Issue of
57: United Steel Workers of America (USWA) Law Collective Bargaining
and Unions - Information May 1968
58: United Steel Workers of America (USWA) Made in Hamilton 20th Century
Industrial Trail (sponsored by Dofasco) - booklet
59: United Steel Workers of America (USWA) Trade Unions in the Nickel
Industry - The Sudbury Story Information June 1964
60: United Steel Workers of America (USWA) - Nothing Comes Easy - A
History of the United Steelworkers of America District 6
61: United Steel Workers of America (USWA) M. E. OConnor and Charles
Millard - A Socialist in The Trade Union Movement (essay)
62: United Steelworkers of America (USWA) Steel Strikes - 1946 Stelco,
63: Wage and Price Controls 1975-1977
64: Wages Skilled Trades 1920-1950
65: Wagg, Larry: Trade Union History Hidden - Canadian Labour
66: Waisglass, Harry J - Issue 1994
67: Walesa, Lech - Tribute - Copps Coliseum Hamilton Ontario Nov. 12,
68: Weintraub, Laura S: Insubordination Formal and Experimental - Interpretations
in the Education Sector thesis proposal
69: Weisbord, Merrily: Dangerous Patriots - Film Proposal
70: Western Federation of Miners
71: Westray Mine disaster
72: What They Wore - Highlights of Fashion History (ILGWU booklet) 1973
73: Wilson, Paul: Infamous . Strike of 46 Divided City (Hamilton
Spectator August 15, 1996).
74: The Winnipeg General Strike David Bercuson - The Winnipeg
75: The Winnipeg General Strike Konkut Marie - The Winnipeg General
76: The Winnipeg General Strike (misc. historical newspaper articles)
77: The Winnipeg General Strike - Information - Special Edition May
78: Winnipeg General Strike: Jack Williams, 50th Anniversary of the
Winnipeg General Strike - Canadian Labour April 1968
79: Winnipeg General Strike - Working Script - August 1, 1972
80: Working for Big Mac
81: Worklines - Workers Arts and Heritage Centre newsletter
82: Zwelling, Marc: Torontos Labour Council Toasts Its First 100
Years ,Toronto Telegram March 19, 1971
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
1: International Brotherhood of Teamsters Fifty Years Ago
(excerpts from the Teamster August 1921 July 1922) published
by the Moose Jaw and District Labour Council.
2: International Brotherhood of Teamsters International Typographical
Union Merger 1984
3: Oversight of the Labour Departments investigation of the Teamsters
central states pension fund Hearings before the permanent subcommittee
on investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
Note: Each album has a description of each photograph, slide and
negative contained in it. I have identified each to the best of my ability
including the source of the photograph.
Album 1: Labour photographs Pre-1900
1: Sir George Brown - matches photograph #5
2: Sir Oliver Mowat - matches photograph #10
3: Train Accident St George Ont. - matches photograph #11 and slide
4: OHare's Woolen Mill - matches photograph #12 and slide #10
5: Early Gold Mine Eastern Ontario - matches photograph 13 and slide
6: Troops Patrolling Dundas Street London, Ont. 1899 Street
Car Strike - matches photograph #22 and slide #11
7: Woodcut - Nine Hour Day demonstration matches photograph #4
8: Daniel ODonoghue Note: I no longer have the photograph
printed from this negative
1: Woolen Mill - Hastings - matches photograph #2
2: Marysville Cotton Mill - matches photograph #9
3: Train Accident - St. George, Ont. - matches photograph #11
4: Early Gold Mine Eastern Ontario - matches photograph #13
5: Log Drivers bringing up the rear - matches photograph #18
6: Woodsmen on the Miramichi - matches photograph #20
7: Lunchtime on the Miramichi - matches photograph #21
8: Loggers on the Miramichi Note: photograph not included; however
it is from the Province of New Brunswick Archives
9: Note: I have no photograph or negative of this slide. It is the membership
card of William Gilmour- Pioneer Assembly No 2211 in Toronto. It is
from the Ontario Archives and appears in Desmond Morton's Illustrated
History on page 37
10: OHares Woolen Mills - matches photograph #12
11: Troops Patrolling Dundas Street in London Ontario during Street
Car Strike 1899 - matches photograph #22
Note: Although I have labelled these photographs as labour photographs,
there are some that are not related to labour, i.e. Aboriginals.
1: Construction of Lansdowne Iron Furnace near Brockville, Ont., ca.1799
from Ont. Archives photograph S5657
2: Woolen Mills Hastings, Ont. 1860s - Ontario Archives photograph S3028
3: Early Cotton Mill Hastings, Ont. 1865 Ontario Archives photograph
4: Woodcut Nine Hour Day Demonstration Hamilton, Ont. 1872
Note: There is no indication on the back of this photograph regarding
its source. However, Desmond Morton in Working People an Illustrated
History of Canadian Labour identifies this illustration as an engraving
which appeared on the cover of the Canadian Illustrated News
in the 1870s.
5: Sir George Brown (1873) editor of The Globe opposed early
union organizing attempts in Ontario, Ontario Archives photograph S5239
6: Louis Riel ca.1873 Manitoba Archives
7: Political Cartoon: Red River Disturbances - A Case of Riel Distress
8: William Hamilton and Son St. Lawrence Foundry and Car Works 1876
Ontario Archives photograph S4807 (A)
9: Marysville Cotton Mill - Marysville NB - New Brunswick Provincial
Archives photograph MBE/T- 319
10: Sir Oliver Mowat - Metropolitan Toronto Library Board
11: Train Accident Feb. 28, 1889 St. George Ont. Brantford Expositor
12: Early Woolen Mill - O'Hares Woolen Mills Midland Ont. ca.1890
- Ontario Archives photograph S5340
13: Early Gold Mine - Eastern Ontario - 1893 Province of Ontario Archives
14: Moline School - Patrons of Industry - Xmas Decorations 1890s Manitoba
15: The Voice: ca.-1897 - Arthur W Puttee Collection Manitoba
Archives photograph - The Voice was produced by the Winnipeg Trades
and Labour Council. It ceased publication in 1917 because it was deemed
to be too moderate.
16: Log Drivers Miramichi Watershed ca.1898 Province of New Brunswick
Archives photograph MBE/L 172
17: Lumber Camp Scene ca.1898 Province of New Brunswick Archives
photograph MBE/L1 77
18: Log Drivers ca. 1898 Province of New Brunswick Archives photograph
MBE/L167 19: Miramichi Lumber Camp almost buried in snow ca. 1898 Province
of New Brunswick Archives MBE/L170
20: Woodsmen in The Miramichi: Building a lumber camp and hovel ca.
1898 Province of New Brunswick Archives photograph MBE/L175
21: Lumber Camp Scene - Lunchtime ca. 1898 Province of New Brunswick
Archives photograph MBE/L193
22: Troops Patrolling Dundas Street in London Ontario during Street
Car Strike ca. 1899 Ontario Archives photograph S7464
23: Ruins of Mr. J Campbells House Note: Repository unknown
24: Group of Men Workers Note: Repository unknown
Album 2: Labour photographs 1900-1909
1: Toronto Rolling Mills - matches photograph #3 and slide #1
2: Marysville Cotton Mill - matches photograph #5
3: Marysville Cotton Mill - matches photograph #6
Slide #1: Toronto Rolling Mills - matches photograph #3
Slide #2: Tailoring Workshop - matches photograph #1
1: Tailoring Workshop ca. 1900 Metro Toronto Library Board
2: Caletta Woolen Mills and Dam Arnprior Ont. ca.1900 Ontario Archives
3: Toronto Rolling Mills ca. 1900 Metro Toronto Library Board
4: Seal Hunt Nfld Note: Repository unknown
5: Marysville Cotton Mill, very young workers (originally called the
Gibson Mill) Marysville NB - Province of New Brunswick Archives.
8: Marysville Cotton Mill Marysville NB - Province of New Brunswick
Note: The employees of this plant were represented by TWUA Local 1795.
It had been reorganized just prior to my joining the union staff in
1970. Local 1795 president Jane McCafferty who was 55 years of age at
the time informed me that when she turned 16 her parents had a birthday
cake to help her celebrate the occasion. As they were having their supper
there was a knock on the door. It was the manager of the plant who informed
Janes parents that Jane was to start work on Monday. As they lived
in a company house and there was no union neither Jane nor her parents
had any choice but to comply because to do otherwise meant they would
be out of their home and her father would have lost his job as well.
I represented this local and during that time there was a considerable
amount of publicity in the United States around the disease byssinosis
which is a lung disease caused by exposure to cotton fibers circulating
in the air. The TWUA was working with Dr. Irving Selicoff and as a result
I was instrumental in having two employees from the mill sent to New
York for biopsy tests. It was discovered that one of the employees had
byssinosis. We filed a workmen's compensation claim for that employee
with the New Brunswick Workmens Compensation Board. While the
Board refused to recognize the disease it did grant the claim and the
pension. So far as I know this was the first such claim in all of Canada
and most certainly the first for New Brunswick.
The plant eventually shut down (at that time it was part of Canadian
cottons). Sometime after the shutdown, the worker called me and said
the Workmen's Compensation Board wanted to cut him off his pension.
He wanted to know if the union would represent him. I had no authority
to say yes but on checking it out with Canadian director George C. Watson
I was assured the union would represent him even though he was no longer
a member. I informed him of our position and at the same time advised
him to tell the Board that if he were to be cut off he would immediately
appeal. In addition he was to name me as his representative and that
all pertinent information was to be sent to me. That was the last we
heard of the matter. It was obvious that the Board figured that because
the plant was shut down the union was out of the picture.
7: Winnipeg Street Railway Strike - Scab Get off 1906 Manitoba
8: Soldiers Awaiting Orders Winnipeg Street Railway Strike 1906 Manitoba
9, 10, 11: Winnipeg Street Railway Strike 1906 - Manitoba Archives photographs
12: Winnipeg Street Railway Strike - Police on Duty Winnipeg
13: Slum Dwelling Manitoba Archives Foote Collection 1489
14: All Peoples Institute where children are prepared for public school
1909 Manitoba Archives photograph
Album 3: Labour photographs 1910-1919
1: Western Federation of Miners - matches photograph #5
2: Statute Labour - matches photograph #3
3: Western Federation of Miners - matches photograph #6
1: Sault Ste Marie Interior Main Algoma Iron Works - matches photograph
2: UFA Convention Calgary Alta 1916 matches photograph #11
3: Miners Drilling - matches photograph #12
1: Cartoon titled How the Country Is Governed
1910 Dick Hartley artist - Manitoba Archives
2: Nellie McClung - 1910 Manitoba Archives
3: Statute Labour - Road Building five miles west of Fort Francis Ontario
Archives photograph #S11449
4: Amalgamated Sheet Metal Workers Float - Foote Collection 43
5: Strike - Western Federation of Miners - Rev. W L L Laurence Collection
- Ontario Archives photograph S13722
6: Western Federation of Miners Cochrane District - Rev W L L Laurence
Collection Ontario Archives photograph S13723
7: Sault Ste Marie interior main building Algoma Iron Works 1911 Ontario
Archives photograph # L2037 Pg. 10 Rt.
8: Sault Ste Marie Interior Merchant Mill Algoma Iron Works 1911 Ontario
Archives photograph # L2037 Pg. 6 Left
9: Globe Building 1012 Ontario Archives photograph # L1399
10: >Unidentified well-heeled group. Repository unknown.
11: UFA Convention Calgary Alberta 1916
12: Miners drilling ca. 1910-1915 Cochrane District W L L Laurence Collection
Ontario Archives photograph S 13751
13: In Bed Hudsons Bay Coast boat between York Factory and Fort
Churchill - AV Thomas Collection 129 Manitoba Archives
Album 4: Labour photographs 1920-1929
Slide #1: Coal Miners Minto New Brunswick - matches photograph #1
Slide #2: Toronto Police Break Up Red Rally - matches photograph
1: Coal Miners - Minto New Brunswick (Note: While there is no designation
on the back of this photograph regarding its origin I am reasonably
certain that it came from the Province of New Brunswick Archives)
2: Cartoon titled Separating the Farmer from His Profits
Artist Russenholt. Transportation Railway Collection 23
3: Unemployed Veterans Parade April 2, 1921 Foote Collection #357 Manitoba
4-16: Cape Breton coal miners and strike 1923, 925-1926: Note: There
were a series of strikes in Cape Breton in 1923, 1925-1926 at both the
coal mines and the steel plant in Sydney NS. The company was named the
British Empire Steel Company at the time (BESCO). While there is no
notation on the back of the photographs numbered 4 to 16 inclusive it
is likely they are all from the Miners Museum in Glace Bay Nova
Scotia. photograph #13, for example, appears as part of a series of
photographs in John Mellors book The Company Store: James Bryson
McLachlan and the Cape Breton Coal Miners 1900-1925, (Doubleday
Canada, 1983) between pages 76-77. 4: Glace Bay Coal Miners Strike -
5-6: Nova Scotia Steel and Coal company buildings
7: Cape Breton Coal Miners strike - Mid 1920s troops
13: Cape Breton coal miners Note: John Mellor states that it
is from the late 1890s. However I chose to leave it with these photographs.
14 -15: Soldiers on Duty Cape Breton coal and steel strikes Mid
16: Troops guarding train with street people from Halifax brought in
to help break the coal and steel strike.
17-18: Womens Labour League preparing relief bundles for Nova
Scotia Coal miners in 1925 - Events Collection photographs # 280 and
280-1 Manitoba Archives
19: Slum Building 282-284 Fort Street May 2, 1928 Foote Collection photograph
# 1598 - Manitoba Archives
20: Toronto police break up Red rally opposite Parliament
Buildings in 1929 - Toronto Library Board.
21: Cartoon Toronto Star Oct.3 1929 Toronto Library Board
Album 5: Winnipeg General Strike 1919
1: Winnipeg Mayor Charles Gray - matches photograph #9 and slide
1: Mayor of Winnipeg Charles Gray matches photograph #9
2: Fred Dixon MLA - matches photograph #1
1: Women volunteers at gas pump during Winnipeg General Strike Foote
Collection 1670 Manitoba Archives
2: Permit Poster Winnipeg General Strike May 1919 Manitoba Archives
3: Great War veterans parade June 4 1919 Manitoba Archives
4: Premier Norris and Education Minister R S Thornton June 5 1919 Manitoba
5: Winnipeg Riot June 10 1919 - Manitoba Archives
6: Overturned Street Car - Manitoba Archives
7: Volunteers on Main Street June 21 1919- Manitoba Archives
8: Volunteers on Main Street - Manitoba Archives
9: Winnipeg Mayor Charles Gray at door of City Hall Manitoba
10: Strike Committee Manitoba Archives
11: R B Russell - Strike Leader - Manitoba Archives
12: John Queen: Note: At the time of the strike Queen was a Winnipeg
alderman and a very strong strike supporter Manitoba Archives
13: Winnipeg strike headquarters of the Citizens Committee of 1000 -
14: Fred Dixon Note: At the time of the strike Dixon was an MLA
in the Manitoba Legislature and was a very strong strike supporter -
15: Strike leaders at Stoney Mountain Prison - Winnipeg Strike Collection
35 - Manitoba Archives
Album 6: Labour photographs 1930-1939
1: Flin Flon Manitoba strike 1934 - matches photograph #14
2: Canadas Unemployed - matches photograph #19
3: Line Up for Food - matches photograph #21
4: Evicted: - matches photograph #22
5: Troops at Courtaulds - matches photograph #23
6: Courtaulds strike 1936 - matches photograph #24
7: Unemployed crisscrossing the country: Note: I no longer have this
photograph to match this negative.
1: Two Thousand Garment Workers strike - matches photograph #1
2: Striking Garment Worker Arrested - matches photograph #2
3: Stratford Furniture Workers strike - matches photograph #6
4: Stratford Furniture Workers strike - matches photograph #8
5: Stratford Furniture Workers strike - matches photograph #9
6: Stratford Furniture Workers strike - matches photograph #10
7: GM Strike - Oshawa 1937 - matches photograph #26
8: GM Strike - Oshawa 1937 - matches photograph #27
9: GM Strike - Oshawa 1937 - matches photograph #30
10: GM Strike - Oshawa 1937 - matches photograph #31
11: GM Strike - Oshawa 1937 - matches photograph #33
12: Matches photograph #35
13: Detective Phillipe Jasmin - matches photograph #38
1: Two thousand garment workers strike for union recognition and
better working conditions - Toronto Star Jan 28, 1930 Metropolitan
Toronto Library Board
2: Striking garment worker arrested Toronto Star photograph March
7, 1930 Metropolitan Toronto Library Board.
3: Toronto unemployed earn a few dollars on relief project Toronto
Star photograph Nov. 6, 1930 - Metro Toronto Library Board
4: Torontos unemployed get warmth from brick kiln Toronto
Star photograph Dec. 2, 1930 Dec 2 1930 - Toronto Library Board
5: Bienfait Coal Miners Strike - Estevan Sask. 1931 Memorial to Those
6-10: Stratford Furniture Workers strike in 1933. Note: There is no
designation to identify the origin. These are copies of photographs
I received from Nancy Stunden who at the time worked for the National
Archives. Nancys thesis was on the Stratford Furniture Workers
strike. It is likely she received the photographs from someone who was
directly involved with the strike.
11-15: Strike vs the Hudsons Bay Mining and Smelting Operation
at Flin Flon Manitoba in 1934. All of the photographs are from the Manitoba
16: Miners - Minto New Brunswick 1934 - NB Archives
17: On to Ottawa Trek 1935 The man in the forefront is Slim Evans
- Metro Toronto Labour Council
18: Trekkers sought donations to support the trek to Ottawa; Metro Toronto
19: Canadas unemployed criss crossed the country in search of
20: Sample of City of Toronto Welfare Voucher - Metro Toronto Library
21: Line Ups for food were common during the Depression
22: Evictions meant people and their belongings were on the street.
23: Troops at Courtaulds Strike in Cornwall Ont 1936 Textile
Workers of America (TWUA) photograph
24: Strike at Courtaulds - Cornwall 1936 - (TWUA photograph)
25-34: Auto Workers strike at GM in Oshawa - 1937 - All photographs
are from the GM of Canada strikes Labor History Archives Collection
at Wayne State University
35: Note: I am not certain if this photograph is related to the 1937
strike at GM or not. The man on the right shaking hands is George Burt.
If you look at photograph #33 Millard Miller and Thompson do not appear
in photograph 35. Also I am not certain that the description included
with photograph # 35 is the appropriate description. Over the
years I have loaned photographs to numerous individuals and organizations
and unfortunately I have not always had all of the photographs returned.
36: Cartoon Toronto Star June 26 1937 - Metro Toronto Library
37: Judge Joseph F Rutherford Note: Rutherford was a Jehovah Witness.
The Jehovah Witnesses were among those who were victimized by the Padlock
Law in Quebec - Montreal Gazette photograph National Archives
38: Detective Phillipe Jasmin of the Quebec Provincial Police goes through
newspapers seized under the Padlock Law. Note: The photograph of Lenin
is placed for maximum effect. Montreal Gazette photograph
National Archives of Canada.
Album 7: Labour photographs 1940-1949
Negatives 1 and 2: Police marching through Kirkland Lake
1941 - matches photograph #2 and slide #1
Negatives 3 and 4 Strikers marching through Kirkland Lake 1941 - matches
Negative #5: RSM E.E. Burke and Trooper Lajoie etc. - matches photograph
1: Ontario Provincial Police parade through Kirkland Lake 1941
matches photograph #2
2: Stelco Strike 1946 - matches photograph #13
3: Stelco Strike the Whisper - matches photograph #33
4: Stelco Strike - Plane used to drop leaflets into Plant during strike
Note: I no longer have the photograph to match this slide.
5: Asbestos Strike 1949 - matches photograph #39
6: Asbestos Strike 1949 Note: I no longer have the photograph
to match this slide
7: CSU Strike 1949 - matches photograph #41
9-8: CSU Strike 1949 - matches photograph #42
1: Striking Miners parading through Kirkland Lake 1941
2: Provincial Police Sons of Mitches parade through Kirkland
Lake in show of force against striking miners
3: Canada Packers Strike Toronto 1945. David Archer who would later
become the president of the Ontario Federation of Labour is on the right
- National Archives of Canada
4: RSM E.E. Burke of St. John NB and Trooper R Lajoie of Ottawa are
shown operations of the bore gauge for cylinder blocks by Phil Morrison
- National Film Board for Wartime Information Board
5: de Havilland Aircraft of Canada employees with plane - de Havilland
photograph Dept - photograph Neg 9523 - UAW photograph.
6: de Havilland employees working on the wing of a plane - de Havilland
Aircraft photograph Dept Neg. #10256 - UAW photograph
7: de Havilland Employees posing with the 1000 Mosquito aircraft produced
- de Havilland Aircraft Dept. Neg # 47217 UAW photograph
8: Female employees working on a plane - de Havilland Aircraft photograph
Dept. Neg #55167
9: UAW workers at Canadian Congress of Labour convention in the 1940s
- Wayne State Archives
10: Workers from CIO Unions united against anti-union management
11: Steelworkers from Local 1064 Sydney NS strike against the Dominion
Steel and Coal Company (DOSCO) in 1946.
12: Labour Day - Market Square - Hamilton 1946
13-34: Are All Related to the 1946 Stelco Strike in Hamilton, Ont. and
Are USWA photographs
13: Picket Line
14: Steelworkers poke fun at Prime Minister Mackenzie King and Labour
Minister Humphrey Mitchell
15-16: Pickets walking line
17: Hamilton citizens show support for Stelco strikers
18: Police arrest Stelco striker
19: Larry Sefton (R) and Gord Holsey Relax
20: USWA District 6 Director John Mitchell speaks to strikers
21: Mary Flori prepares meal for Stelco strikers
22: Volunteers were important in keeping strikers spirits high
23: Walter Kubicki boarding plane used by USWA to drop leaflets to scabs
inside the Plant during strike.
24: Stelco Striker receives shave and haircut at picket headquarters
25: Charlie Millard National Director USWA
26: Five Year Old Louis Chariot whose father was a striker
27: L-R Staff Rep [?] Wright, James Shakey Robertson, Howard Conquergood
and Eamon Park
28: Murray Cotterill Speaks to Stelco strikers
29-33: Different photographs of The Whisper a boat which was purchased
by the steelworkers and used to frustrate Stelcos efforts to get
supplies in and out of the Plant during the strike
34: The battle is over and won; Stelco strikers enjoy the sun rise on
the final day of the strike
35: Hamilton Mayor Sam Lawrence presents union charter to Local 3936
President J. Luckman - USWA photograph
36: Pickets on the line in Sault Ste Marie during the 1946 Algoma Strike
- USWA photograph
37: Eatons Organizing Drive 1949 L-R Wally Ross, Marjorie Gow,
Lynn Williams and Ernie Arnold
38: Three priests who supported strikers involved in the 1949 strike
vs the Johns Mansville Company - Metro Toronto Library Board
39: Asbestos workers return to work following strike vs the Johns Mansville
Company Montreal Gazette photograph National Archives
40: Canadian Seamans Union Strike 1949
41: CSU Strike 1949 - Montreal Gazette photograph National
42: Shipping Strike Montreal Gazette photograph April 12, 1949
National Archives of Canada
Album 8: Labour photographs 1950-1959
1: Picketers in front of Canadian Pacific freight sheds during 1950
railway strike - matches photograph #47
2: Picketers blocking train - 1950 railway strike - matches photograph
1: GM Strike Oshawa 1955 - matches photograph #58
2: Montreal Restaurant Owner Protests Montreal Tramway Strike 1953 -
matches photograph #59
3: Claude Jodoin CLC President Intervenes in Attempt to Stop Police
Violence - matches photograph #60
4: Springhill Mine Disaster Rescue Operations 1958 - matches photograph
5: IWA Headquarters Wrecked in Windsor Nfld - matches photograph #64
6: Typical Bunkhouse for Nfld Loggers at time of strike matches
7: Bunkhouse for Nfld Loggers - matches photograph #67
8: Outhouse for loggers - matches photograph #68
9: RCMP beating striker - matches photograph #72:
10: Police rounding up loggers - matches photograph #73
11: RCMP Herd Strikers onto bus - matches photograph #76
12: Annie Noel - matches photograph #80
13: Annie Noel and her new home - matches photograph #81
14: This slide is similar to but not the match for photograph #77
Note: The International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) photographs
which are placed at the front of this album came to me through the Communications
Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) The IUE merged with what was then
the Communications Workers of Canada in the 1980s. Most of the photographs
had nothing to identify them. The IUE was established after a number
of UE locals broke away from that union in an anti communist revolt.
The prominence of Pat Conroy and Joe Mackenzie in some of the photographs
as well as the labour supports the IUE-CIO signs indicate that most
of these photographs were taken during the period preceding the 1955
merger agreement between the AFL and the CIO and the TLC-CCL merger
in Canada. The first CLC convention opened on April 23, 1956. On Feb.
9, 1955 the AFL-CIO announced the agreement to merge while the TLC-CCL
made a similar announcement on March 9, 1955.
1: Rome Mungrove
2: Neil Mc Nulty
3: Gordon Findley
4: This photograph appears to be taken at the UAW education center at
Port Elgin. Initially I thought it might be IUE week at Port Elgin but
it is more likely related to the fact that the rest of the labour movement
was supporting the IUE against the United Electrical Workers (UE).
5: This appears to be a regular union meeting or a training session
6: Bob Mc Lean
7: OBrien [?]
8: Cy ODonnell
9: Claire Detman
10: Crowd Shot, location not known
11-12: GE strike - date and location unknown.
13: These people appear to be lining up to register for an educational
14: Canadian Congress of Labour educational seminar
16: Union meeting or educational session
17-18: GE strike
19: Possibly a young George Hutchens
20: GE strike
21: Pat Conroy CCL Secretary Treasurer is on the right
22: Joe Mackenzie. (Note: Joe was a member of the United Rubberworkers
Union and he eventually became the Organizing Director of the Canadian
Labour Congress. Both he and Pat Conroy were very active in the early
organizing efforts of the IUE particularly in those campaigns where
they were attempting to oust the UE.)
23: Social function
24: Union meeting
24A: The man at the microphone is Pat Conroy Canadian Congress of Labour
(CCL) Secretary Treasurer. Joe MacKenzie CCL Organizing Director is
seated closest to Conroy
25: These women are attending a union institute (education seminar name
tags indicate this).
26: This appears to be a union meeting
27-28: Appears to be education session but could also be a session to
rally support for the IUE
29: There appears to be an orchestra in the foreground while the sign
in the background indicates that labour supports the IUE-CIO. The IUE
was founded in 1949 and a provisional district of the union was established
in Canada in 1952
31: GE girls are union maids how about you?
33: IUE-CIO buttons were used in all organizing campaigns to distinguish
the IUE supporters from the UE supporters as the IU attempted to oust
the UE from the plants in which the UE held bargaining rights.
34: Education session
35: Strike [?]
36: This photograph was taken in Peterborough
37: Railway maintenance crew CN Archives
38: Railway terminal - union station Toronto - CN Archives
39: Entering union station Toronto? CN Archives
40: Dining car - CN Archives
41: Union station Toronto CN Archives
42: Telephone switchboard - CN Archives
43: First train out following the 1950 rail strike
44: Shipments piling up - CN Archives
45: Railway yards 1950 strike - CN Archives h
46: We want the five day 40 hour week - 1950 rail strike - City of Toronto
Archives - Globe And Mail collection
47: Picketers march in front of Canadian Pacific - 1950 strike
48: Picketers block train
Note: photographs 49-56 are IWA photographs
49: International Woodworkers of America (IWA) strike in British Columbia
1952 - men at dinner table
50: IWA strike in BC men at dinner table
51: IWA strike in BC - men at dinner table
52: IWA strike in BC - picketers
53: IWA strike in BC - group of men
54: IWA strike in BC - Mass Meeting - Industrial Photographs Print #
55: Pickets in front of British Columbia Forest Products Ltd. Headquarters
56: Pickets in front of MacMillan Bloedel Limited
57: Our Children Are Crying for Help
58: GM Strike Oshawa, Ont. 1955 - Archives of Labour History and Urban
Affairs Wayne State University
59: Montreal Restaurant owner protests Montreal tramway strike 1953
Montreal Gazette - National Archives
60: Claude Jodoin Canadian Labour Congress President intervenes in Gaspe
Copper Mines strike at Murdockville PQ in effort to curb police violence
61: Springhill Mine Disaster Rescue Operations 1958 La Presse
62: Labour Day parade St Catharines Ont 1958
63-81: Related to the Newfoundland Loggers Strike 1958-1959. Note: All
photographs are International Woodworkers of America photographs and
were given to me by Hank Skinner an IWA Staff Representative who was
directly involved in the strike.
63: Plane used by the IWA to fly organizers into the bush in an effort
to organize Newfoundland loggers
64: IWA headquarters wrecked in Windsor Newfoundland during loggers
65: Open air meeting of loggers
66: Typical bunkhouse for loggers in Newfoundland at the time of the
68: Outhouse for loggers typical in Nfld logging camps at the time.
(no privacy in this privy)
69: Mass meeting in support of Newfoundland loggers
70: Open air meeting
71: RCMP marching into Badger Nfld before attacking loggers
72: RCMP beating logger
73: RCMP rounding up loggers to place them into a bus
74: Nfld loggers placed on bus following arrest
75: Police with helmets and riding crops
76: Police herd loggers into a bus
77: Wives and girlfriends of striking loggers show their support. Note:
When the loggers were arrested they were fined $200 and the IWA paid
the fines to release them. The wives asked the IWA to leave their husbands
in jail and give the money to the families of the strikers instead.
78-79: New York longshoremen show their support for the Nfld loggers
80: Annie Noel: Note: At the time of the strike Annie Noel was a 66
year old woman. She vacated her home and permitted the loggers to use
it as a strike headquarters. She returned daily to prepare meals for
the loggers. At the end of the strike the house was a shambles not from
abuse but from the heavy traffic. The loggers tore the house down and
built her a new one. In photograph #81 Annie Noel stands at one of the
entrances to her new home after being presented with the keys.
81: Annie Noel and her new home
Album 9: Labour photographs 1960-1969
1: CLC Political Action Committee - matches photograph #3
2: Action on the picket line - matches photograph #26
3: Swearing in - union officers - matches photograph #27
4: Dressed Up Loyalist Day - Three Negatives matches photograph #28
5: Several Negatives - matches photograph #29
6: Demonstration - matches photograph #35
7: Demonstration - matches photograph #27
8: Demonstration photograph for this not extant
9: IUE vote at Proctor Silex - matches photograph 24
1: Reesor Siding - matches photograph #1
2: Montreal Dock Strike 1963 - matches photograph #2
3: Postal Strike 1965 - matches photograph #16
4: Proctor Silex Strike photograph for this not extant
5: Procter Silex Strike photograph for this not extant
6: Proctor Silex Strike photograph for this not extant
1: Reesor Siding Monument dedicated to Rene Fortier, Fernand Drouin
and Joseph Fortier who died at Reesor Siding Ontario when strike breakers
waited in ambush for them. Eight others were wounded. All were members
of the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union Local 2995
2: Montreal Dock Strike 1963 - La Presse photograph
3: CLC Convention 1964 - Political Action Committee L-R George Home
CLC Political Action Director, Eamon Park Steelworkers, Romeo Mathieu
Canadian Food and Allied Workers, Olive Smith Textile Workers Union
of America, and William Jenoves Bricklayers
4: CLC Convention 1964 L-R Bill Dodge Executive Vice President CLC,
George Home CLC Political Action Director, Eamon Park Steelworkers,
Romeo Mathieu Canadian Food and Allied Workers and Olive Smith Textile
Workers Union of America
5: CLC Convention 1964 L-R Claude Jodoin CLC President, [unidentified],
J Harold Daoust Textile Workers Union of America, [unidentified], [unidentified],
[unidentified], and William Jenoves Bricklayers. Mike Rygus of the International
Association of Machinists is seated behind Jodoin.
6: CLC Convention 1964 L-R: [unidentified], Olive Smith TWUA, [unidentified],
Eamon Park USWA.
7 -15: Photographs #7-15 are of a mass demonstration in support of the
International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) at the Admiral Plant
On June 21, 1965. The photographs were taken by Stan Turnbull of Port
16: Postal Strike 1965
17: Demonstration against the shutdown of the Hawker Siddeley Steel
Plant in Sydney NS in 1967 - USWA photograph
18: Day of Concern Vs Hawker Siddeley shutdown Sydney NS 1967 - USWA
19: Hawker Siddeley shutdown - USWA photograph
20: Hawker Siddeley 20th century pirates - USWA photograph
21: Day of Concern Hawker Siddeley shutdown - USWA photograph
22: Certification certificate for Office and Professional Employees
Union Local 343 March 14 1968
23: Photograph of Murel by Montreal Artist Eric Wesselow in the reception
area of the CLC Headquarters in Ottawa. Murray Mosher Photograph Features
courtesy CLC Feature Service.
24: Proctor Silex Strike 1968 - Sign shows result of the certification
vote at Proctor Silex in Picton Ont. - IUE photograph
25: IUE Picketers at Proctor Silex - IUE photograph
26: Action on the Picket Line - IUE photograph
27: Swearing in of the Local officers - IUE photograph
28: Picketers dress up for The Loyalist Day Parade
29: IUE - Proctor Silex Strike L-R Jim Donofrio IUE Staff Rep, [unidentified],
[unidentified], [unidentified], George Hutchens IUE Canadian Director
30: Helicopter Landing at The Proctor Silex Plant - IUE photograph
31: Demonstration in Support of Proctor Silex Strikers IUE photograph
32: CLC Executive - 1968 Convention - Murray Mosher Photograph Features
33: CLC Staff Dinner 1969 - Howard Photographic Studios Toronto
34: Demonstration in Support of Medicare
35: Demonstration 1969 Steel Labour photograph
36: Demonstration 1969 Steel Labour photograph
Album 10: Labour photographs 1970-1979
1: Police restrain pickets at Iron Ore Company of Canada 1971 -
matches photograph #4
2: Demonstration vs Dare Foods - matches photograph #17
3: Demo vs Dare Foods - No Longer Have photograph
4: Demonstration vs Dare Foods - matches photograph #15
5: Protest over the closure of Dunlop Tire Queens Park 1970 - matches
6: Kimberly Clark Strike - matches photograph #5
7: Anti Strike Breaking Conference - matches photograph #7
8: Stop Strike Breaking - The Ghost at The Bargaining Table matches
9: Strike breaker with dog - matches photograph #9
10: Ontario Teachers Demonstration against Bill 274 - 1973 matches
photograph # 10
11: Ontario Teachers Demonstration against Bill 274 - 1973 matches
12: Ontario Teachers Demonstration against Bill 274 - 1973 similar
to photograph #13
13: Ontario Teachers Demonstration against Bill 274 - 1973 matches
14: Ontario Teachers Demonstration against Bill 274 - 1973 matches
15: Ontario Teachers Demonstration against Bill 274 - 1973 - matches
1: Protest over closing of Dunlop Tire Plant 1970 USWA photograph
2: Postal Conflict May 1970 - Quebec
3: William (Bill) Mahoney - National Director United Steelworkers Union
of America (USWA) 1971 USWA photograph
4: Police restrain picketers - Iron Ore Company of Canada Strike Quebec
1971 - USWA photograph
5: Kimberly Clark strike early 1970s - USWA photograph
Photographs 6 to 9 relate to the strikebreaking firm Canadian Driver
Pool which was established by Richard Grange in the early 1970s.
6: Richard Grange stands in the forefront of this photograph. Behind
him L-R Are Peter Paynter, Brian Bertram and Kevin Mc Ewan. This photograph
was taken outside the warehouse which Grange used for various enterprises
including Canadian Driver Pool. Note the surveillance equipment and
the Doberman dogs which were used by Grange to intimidate striking workers.
7: Delegates attending The Ontario Federation of Labour Anti-Strike
Breaking Conference listen intently to the Anti-Strike Breaking Committees
report. The person on the right in the photograph is Jim Donofrio International
Rep. for the International Union of Electrical Workers
8: Striking workers wear hoods. Note: This was done so they could not
be identified by Richard Grange and his driver pool goons.
9: Strike breaker with dog
Note: Bill 274 made it illegal for teachers to resign in mass
10: Ontario Teachers Demonstration vs. Bill 274 1973 - USWA photograph
11: Ontario Teachers Demonstration 1973 - USWA photograph
12: Ontario Teachers Demonstration 1973 - USWA photograph
13: Ontario Teachers Demonstration 1973 - USWA photograph
14: Ontario Teachers Demonstration 1973 - USWA photograph
Photographs 15 to 20 are related to the Dare Foods Strike Kitchener
15: Demonstration vs Dare Foods Kitchener OFL photograph - Guerilla
16: OFL President David Archer speaking in support of the Dare Foods
strikers. The strikers were members of the Brewery Workers Local 173.
University of Waterloo Chevron photograph
17: Demonstration vs Dare Foods Kitchener
18: Olga Lewyckyj President of TWUA Local 1740 Stauffer Dobbie Industries
in Galt Ontario and Derek Mills President of The Galt and District Labour
Council march in support of striking workers at Dare Foods.
19: Demonstration in support of striking workers at Dare Foods
20: Olga Lewyckyj President of TWUA Local 1740 at Stauffer Dobbie Industries
(L) and Lucille Brown Sgt. of Arms Local 720 Porritts and Spencer
demonstrate against Dare Foods.
Note photographs 21 to 35 are all related to the Oct. 14 1976 National
Day of Protest which was held to express labours disapproval of
the Wage and Price Controls which were implemented a year earlier by
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Some of the photographs were taken by
the United Farm Workers Union and others were of TWUA members.
21-24: Relate to the CLC National Day of Protest demonstration in Montreal
- UFW photographs
25: Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local 1381 Armstrong
Carpet employees take part in the Oct 14 activities in Lindsay Ontario
26: United Rubber Workers Union - Lindsay Specialty Products organizing
before the march
27: Crowd Listening to Speakers - Centennial Park Lindsay Ont
28-29: CLC National Day of Protest Montreal - UFW photographs
30: CLC National Day of Protest Midland Ontario L-R Maurice Robillard
International Rep. ACTWU and Mel Moreau President Local 1698 Midland
31: CLC National Day of Protest - Brantford Ontario
32: National Day of Protest Montreal - UFW photograph
33: National Day of Protest Montreal ACTWU photograph
34: National Day of Protest Montreal
35: National Day of Protest
36: Joe Morris CLC President 1976 CLC photograph
37: CLC office Ottawa 1975 CLC photograph
38: Gerard Docquier - National Director for Canada USWA
39: CLC Public Relations Seminar 1976 - CLC photograph
40: Nadya Cole Kingston Ont CLC scholarship winner. This photograph
was taken sometime between 1967 and 1974 because that was the time of
Donald Mac Donalds tenure as CLC President.
41-52: Related to CLC Summer School at the UAW Education Facility in
Port Elgin, Ontario
53: Susan Edgar at the CLC convention in Quebec City 1976
54: CLC Convention May 1976 - L-R, Susan Edgar, Bob Godfrey
Photograph Album 11: Labour photographs 1980-2003
1: CLC Summer School - 1980 UAW Education Centerport Elgin
2: CLC Education Session - 1980 UAW Education Centerport Elgin
3: Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Picket Line 1981
4: CUPW Picket Line - 1981
5: Jean Claude Parrot CUPW President at Microphone David Patterson
USWA District 6 Director is seated closest to Parrot. Frank Rooney photograph
5a: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Hospital Workers strike
6: Photograph of stamp issued by Canada Post to honour Aaron Mosher.
Mosher was the president of the Canadian Brotherhood of Railway Employees
from 1908 to 1952. Under Moshers leadership the CBRE won the Five
Day - 40 Hour week following a strike vs the railway in 1950. The stamp
was issued in 1981.
7: Maritime Fishermans Union Members march for collective bargaining
rights 1982 Mark Simkins photograph.
8: Officers of the Canadian Labour Congress and the leaders of public
sector unions present submission to the Federal Government on Bill C-
9: Wally Majesky Labour Council of Metropolitan Toronto Early 1980s
- Michael Basham Photography
Note: photographs 10-24 are of the Ryerson Union Fair held at Ryerson
University in 1987. All of these photographs were taken by Edward E.
Seymour and the negatives are included. Some of the photographs may
10-11: Darcy Martin National Representative of the Communications Workers
12: Brenda Wall Labour Council Metropolitan Toronto
13: Union Fair visitors viewing display and speaking to PSAC Representative
14: United Farm Workers of America display
15: International Ladies Garment Workers display
16: National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET)
17: Joe Surich Ontario Federation of Labour Research Director
18: Retail Wholesale Department Store Union - Local 1000 display
19: Joe Surich OFL Research Director speaking - Edward E Seymours
Gainers Strike photographic exhibit is in background.
20: United Food and Commercial Workers display
21: Ontario Federation of Labour display
22: [Unidentified display]
23: Edward E Seymour Gainers Strike photographic exhibit
24: Canadian Labour Congress display
25: No Soup Line Saturday Sunday Holiday Monday: Note: This photograph
was taken by Edward E. Seymour and was the sign on the door of the Salvation
Army building in downtown Hamilton. It was taken on Thanksgiving Day
Note: photographs 26 to 56 are of the Day of Action demonstration against
Ontario Premier Mike Harriss government held in Hamilton in February
1996. All of the photographs were taken by Edward E Seymour and the
negatives are included. Some photographs may be missing. Many of the
photographs are crowd shots but I have identified some of the individuals
37: The woman on the left is Faye Brandis CEP Local 42 Hamilton Ont
38: CEP members L-R Cynthia Tenute CEP Local 42 Steve Cole President
CEP Local 42, [unidentified], Bonnie Gibson CEP Local 42, [unidentified].
41: (L) Vic Morden and (R) Lyn Chambers - both of whom are CEP National
42: Lyn Chambers CEP National Rep (L) and Krys Long, spouse of Richard
Long VP Ontario Region CEP
50: Fred Pomeroy CEP Secretary Treasurer. Note: Fred Pomeroy was the
CWC president from 1972 until the CWC merged with both the paper workers
and the oil and chemical workers. He then became the secretary treasurer
of the merged organization. When President Don Holder retired, Pomeroy
became president of the merged organization.
53: CEP Vice President Cecil Makowski on left and CEP National Rep Howie
Raper on the right
54-55: Cec Makowski CEP VP
56: Fred Pomeroy CEP Sec Treas.
57-70: These photographs were all taken by Edward Seymour at the Day
of Action in Kitchener Ontario on April 19 1996. The negatives are included.
Some photographs may be missing. Many of the photographs are crowd shots.
60: L-Howie Raper CEP National Rep, and Richard Long CEP Ont Region
Photographs 71 to 105 pertain to the Day of Action in Toronto in 1997.
All were taken by Edward E Seymour. Negatives are included and some
photographs maybe missing Many are crowd shots
74: [Unidentified], Janet Dassinger Metro Toronto Labour Education Centre,
[unidentified], Liz Fong Metro Toronto Labour Education Centre
76: L-R Linda McCrorie Asst to CEP Ontario VP Richard Long, Fred Pomeroy
CEP Sec-Treas and Irene Anderson CEP Local 50 Toronto
79: Woman with red hair is Patricia (Pat) Sullivan Canadian Director
94: L-R (sweater over shoulder) Gary Cwitco CEP National Rep, Krys Long,
Richard Long Ont VP CEP, and Linda McCrorie Asst to Richard Long
96: L-R [Unidentified], Gary Cwitco CEP National Rep, Krys Long, Richard
Long CEP Ont Region VP Jeff Smith CEP National Rep and Janice McClelland
CEP National Rep
103-104 CEP National Rep Bill Burns on left holding sign
Photographs 105 to 107 relate to the 125th anniversary of the formation
of the Toronto Trades Assembly in 1871.
105: L-R Bob White CLC President, Edward E Seymour, Michael Lyons, Bill
Howes Toronto Labour Council and Janet Dassinger Toronto Labour Council
106: L-R Craig Heron, Ed Seymour, Mike Lyons, Bill Howes, and Janet
107: Invitation to The 125th Anniversary Celebration of the founding
of the Toronto Trades Assembly
Photographs 107a to 126 are related to the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers Local 353 which celebrated its 100th anniversary
in 2003. Prior to that event I was commissioned to write a book on the
history on the local. Illuminating The Past Brightening The Future
- An Illustrated History of The International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers Local 353, 1903-2003. I also conducted a number of educational
sessions for the local. All of the photographs were taken by Edward
107a: Bill Smith receives his 50 Year membership pin and certificate
as a member of IBEW Local 353. He thanks those present L-R George Smith,
John Smith, Bill Smith and Bob Gullins Pres Local 353.George and John
are Bills sons. All three are members of the local.
108: L-R George Smith, Barry Stevens, John Smith, [unidentified], Bill
Smith and Bob Gullins
109-110: L-R George Smith, Bill Smith and John Smith
111: On the right is George Campbell Jr. Local 353 retiree. George Sr
and Peter Campbell George Jrs son have all been members of Local
353. George Jrs spouse is on the left.
112:-113 Bob Gullins IBEW Local 353 President Presents Bill Smith with
his 50 year membership pin and certificate, L-R George John and Bill
Smith and Bob Gullins IBEW Local 353 President
114-115: L-R George Smith, [unidentified], Barry Stevens, John Smith,
Bill Smith and Bob Gullins
116: Bill Smiths 50 membership certificate
117-118: The three Smiths George Bill and John
119-120: IBEW Local 353 training facility
121: Local 353 Retirees banner
122: Local 353 Wall of Honour 104. Local 353 members served in
all theaters of action during the Second World War. They were in fact
members at the time of the hostilities. All but one Harry Hardy returned
123: Local 353 Retiree George Campbell Jr and his spouse
124-125: Awards pictures and plaques from teams that Local 353 has sponsored
126: Rules That Local 353 Lives By
Also included in this album are:
1: Tickets for the 100th Anniversary Dinner
2: Negatives related to the British Coal Miners visit to Toronto in
3: Negatives related to the Retirement Dinner for Louis Lenkinsky who
was the OFL Administrative Assistant to both the OFL President and Secretary
Treasurer at the time of his retirement.
Album 12: Labour photographs - Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)
1 and 2: (same negative) Stewards school - same as photograph #2
3: Buy Canadian Textiles Keep Canadians Working. Note: I no longer have
the matching photograph
4: Letter to George C Watson - matches photograph #17
5: Workshop Session - matches photograph #5
6: Family of Laid off Worker - matches photograph #9
7: J Harold Daoust - matches photograph #10
8: Help Guelph Yarn employees on strike - matches photograph #27
9: Untitled - matches photograph #36
10: TWUA Strike at Stauffer Dobbie (Galt) - matches photograph #36b
1: Immigrant Worker at Dionne Spinning Mills St. Georges de Beauce
Que. 1948 - matches photograph #3
Note: Albums 12-18 contain photographs of the Textile Workers Union
of America (TWUA). There are a few photographs on the United Textile
Workers Union in these albums. I worked for the TWUA as the Canadian
Education and Publicity Director from May 1970 to April 1977. Before
I left I arranged to take the photographs with me as a result of an
agreement between the Canadian director George C Watson and myself.
The photographs were everywhere: in boxes, files, drawers and generally
scattered about. I put them into albums because I was concerned about
what would happen with the photographs after I left. I also assured
George Watson that I would make certain the photographs would be available
to the TWUA if and when they were wanted for any purpose.
1: United Textile Workers Union of America Convention 1945
2: Stewards Training Course Feb. 19-22, 1947
3-4: Immigrant worker at the Dionne Spinning Mills St. Georges de Beauce
Quebec 1948 - Photographs by Lew McAllister - National Archives
5: This photograph appears to be a workshop session at an early TWUA
Convention or Canadian Conference. The sixth person from the right appears
to be a young Dick Hinde who would become an International Rep for the
TWUA The second person to Hindes right appears to be Bert Demers
who would become TWUA Quebec Director.
6: The people depicted in this photograph are TWUA members but the event
has not been identified. The person at the back standing sideways at
the entrance is Ron Spears who would become a business agent for the
South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board. ONeil photograph
7: TWUA members. This photograph is pre-1956 because the sign reads
TWUA-CIO. The photograph was taken in Ottawa by Lingard Photographers
8: TWUA 7th Biennial Convention Ohio April 26 - May 2, 1952. Man in
front carrying brief case is J Harold Daoust and the person to his left
is Leo Tessier
8a: Canadian Celanese Organizing Campaign ca. 1952. Person third from
left appears to be Rolland Trottier
8b: Sign depicts TWUA organizing successes at that time.
Note: Between 1951 and 1953 alone there were there were over 200 textile
mills which closed down in Canada. In addition there were numerous lay-offs.
The main reason for this was increased imports. In an effort to stem
the impact on textile jobs in Canada the TWUA launched a buy Canadian
campaign. Photographs 9 to 26 inclusive are related to the imports -
lost jobs issue.
9: Family of Marysville cotton mill worker wonders where the next pay
cheque will come from.
10: J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director speaks to Marysville cotton
workers after plant shutdown early to mid 1950s.
11: TWUA Float - Labour Day Parade 1950s Hamilton Ont photograph by
12: TWUA Demonstration Urging Shoppers to Be Canadian Buy Canadian
13: TWUA Demonstration Urging Shoppers to Buy Canadian 1954 - photograph
by Don Sinclair
14: Impact of Imports on Canadian Jobs - photograph by Malcolm Studio
- Hamilton Ont
15: Display of Union Made Textiles - photograph by Malcolm Studio Hamilton
16: Canadian Cottons Labour Day Float - Rose Cutaia Local 962 Financial
Secretary stands on the side of display
17: Photograph of a letter received by George C Watson the then Manager
of The South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board. $50.00 was a tidy
sum in 1954.
18: Hamilton Textile Workers demonstrate - urging shoppers to buy Canadian
- Malcolm Studio photograph.
19: Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Labour Day Float during the
20: Textile Workers Urge Shoppers to Buy Canadian London Free
21: Labour Day Float Cornwall Ont. 1954
22: Union Made Textile Display. The man on the right is Vic Skurjat
who was the Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Manager.
23-25: Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Labour Day Float photographs
- Marcel Ray photograph (Note photographs 23-25 Were Taken by Marcel
26: [Unidentified Women]
26a: Labour Day Parade Mid 1950s - TWUA photograph
27: Help Guelph Yarns - Employees on Strike
28: TWUA 5th Biennial Convention Atlantic City New Jersey 1954
Central Studios Atlantic City photograph
29: J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director and Olive Smith his secretary-Central
30: J Harold Daoust - TWUA Canadian Director Speaking at The 8th Biennial
TWUA Convention in Atlantic City New Jersey 1954
31: Souvenir photograph issued By ABC Studios Montreals official
hotel photographers. Seated to the woman seated closest to the wall
at the back of the photograph is J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director
32: Canadian Delegates registering for the 9th Biennial TWUA Convention
in Washington DC in 1956 - Central Studios photograph
33: Hamilton Textile Workers Building Fund: -L-R Bernard Glaab, Nellie
Howell, Lena Grisko, Sally Banko and Nora Wren. The note on the back
of the photograph reads: merger convention. That would have
to be either the merger convention of the Trades and Labour Congress
with the Congress of Canadian Labour to form the Canadian Labour Congress
or the merger of the provincial equivalents to form the Ontario Federation
of Labour. Marcel Ray photograph
34: TWUA Building -545 Main Street East Hamilton. George C Watson at
the time was the manager of the South Western Ontario Textile Joint
Board. He was the driving force behind having this building constructed.
- Malcolm Studio photograph
35: TWUA Secretary Treasurer John Chupka
36a: Head Table 3rd Canadian Conference - 1957: L-R John Whitehouse
TWUA Canadian Education Director, Bill Pollock TWUA General President,
[unidentified], J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director, Nora Wren TWUA
Local 1066 President, George C Watson South Western Ontario Textile
Joint Board Manager, Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing Director and Olive
Smith Secretary to J Harold Daoust
36b: TWUA Strike vs Stauffer Dobbie Mid 1950s Person #1 is Sid Mc Hugh,
#2 is George C Watson, #3 is Charles Bud Clark and #4 is Monty Davidson
37: TWUA General President Bill Pollock is signing the guest book as
Cornwall Ontario Mayor L G Lavigne observes - 1958
38: Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board officers: Seated L-Rethyl Basciano,
Betty Wood, Cora Bruce, Bob Gareau, Standing L-R Chris Horn, Jack Phillips,
Saul Jacobson, Joe Wilson and George Armstrong.
39: L-R Jean Noel Le Clerc, Jacques Lampron, Richard Charland, Roger
Bourgeois and Gerard Le Clerc
40: Annual Party Local 1639 Employees of Amtico Flooring Canada Limited
Ville D'anjou Que. and Their Escorts photograph by Richard
41: [Occasion not known] L-R: Olive Smith, [unidentified], George C
Watson, J Harold Daoust - au lutin qui bouffe - Montreal
42: Labour Day Float - Cornwall Ont.
43: [Occasion not known] Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Business
Agent Jim McConnell is in the center
45: First TWUA Local 779 stewards night L-R K Sullivan and Mrs
Sullivan, Mr and Mrs W Kilgar and Mr and Mrs E Hudson, Cornwall Ont.
46: Local 779 Courtaulds stewards night L-R Bob Roger Harry Bough
and Lawrence Le Duc
Album 13: Labour photographs Textile Workers Union of America
1: Harold Dutch Pammett - owner of Tilco Plastics waits at door
as scabs walk through - matches photograph #16.
2 and 6: Steelworkers protest against injunctions - match photograph
#22 and slide #6
3: Public Rally to Support Strikers - matches photograph #27 and Slides
4: USWA Local 2251 members march against the Rand Report - matches photograph
5: USWA protests unfair labour laws matching photograph no longer
7: On Strike - Do Not Cross matching photograph no longer extant
1: National Heel strike St. Jerome Quebec goons on the picket line
- matches photograph #4
2: Fred Young Yorkview NDP MPP marches with Tilco strikers - matches
3: Tilco strike - scabs cross picket line - matches photograph #15
4-5: Sheriff serves subpoena on Charles Bud Clark and Vic Skurjat -
matches photograph #17
6: Steelworkers protest against injunctions - matches photograph #22
7-8-9: Public Rally for Tilco strikers - matches photograph #27
10: Demonstration against ex-parte injunctions - matches photograph
11: Bus to take convicted unionists to prison - matches photograph #30
12: Trade unionists meet with Ontario Premier John Robarts - matches
13: Tilco strikers matching photograph no longer extant
14: Dominion Textile Strike Sherbrooke Que. - matches photograph #50
Photographs (strikes that the TWUA was involved in during the 1960s)
Note: The Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) was involved in
a number of strikes during the 1960s some of which were of historical
significance. The strike against Tilco Plastics in Peterborough resulted
in 26 trade union leaders being sentenced to jail for violating a court
order. The Tilco strike resulted in a Commission of Inquiry into industrial
disputes under the chairmanship of Mr. Justice Ivan C Rand who later
developed what became known as The Rand Formula which became a tremendous
boon to labour. At the time of the Tilco strike, however, the trade
union movement found that Mr. Justice Rand was not so sympathetic to
National Heel Strike - St Jerome Quebec - photographs 1-8
1: Bringing in goons by the truckload
2: Goons and police
3-4: Goons prepare to attack pickets
5: Goons on the picket line
6: Goons and police
7: Goons prepare to attack pickets
8: Police mingle with picketers
Tilco Plastics Strike Peterborough Ontario 1965 - photographs (9-48).
Unless otherwise noted these photographs were taken by Bob Santen -
9: Police stand guard to ensure scabs get through the picket line
10: Fred Young NDP MPP for Yorkview shows his support for the strikers
Local President Lil Downer is on the left
11-12: Scabs enter the plant
13: Car with scabs enters the plant under the watchful eye of police
14: Scabs enter the plant
15: Policeman stands guard as scab drives through the line
16: Harold Dutch Pammett Tilco Plastics owner waits at the
door as scabs enter the plant
17: Sheriff serves subpoena on Charles Bud Clark (L) and Vic Skurjat-R
18: L-R Charles Bud Clark TWUA International Representative, Stanley
Rouse International Association of Machinists, Lillian Downer President
of the TWUA Local at Tilco and Vic Skurjat Manager Greater Toronto Textile
19: Clarence Wilson with spouse and daughter
20: Robert Serginson and his family
21: Tilco Plastics plant
22: Steelworkers march in protest against injunctions
23: Photograph is part of the Tilco strike file
24: Robert Kelly and his family
25-26: these people are part of the Tilco strike file
27: TWUA strikers at public rally in their support. The women wearing
the Tilco strike headbands are all Tilco strikers.
28: Demonstration vs ex-parte Injunctions
29: Eamon Park (R) gives pep talk to demonstrators prior to the march
of the 26 convicted trade unionists to the bus which was to take them
to jail. Next to Park is Stan Rouse one of the convicted trade unionists
and a member of the International Association of Machinists
30: Bus waiting to take the convicted strikers to jail Toronto Star
photograph - X 782-35
Note: photographs 31 to 41 inclusive are photographs which were taken
after the trade unionists were released from jail.
31: Charles Bud Clark with his son Darin (Darren?)
32: Bud Clark with his son and his wife June
33: Vic Skurjat is the man with the cigarette. Stan Rouse appears to
be on the left and the Clarks are in the rear
34: Stan Rouse is on the left and Vic Skurjat is on the right
35: Stan Srouse is on the right
38: Vic Skurjat and his wife
40: Stan Rouse
41: Stan Rouse on the left and Vic Skurjat on the right
42: Vic Skurjat and his wife
44-45: Demonstration vs injunctions
46: Trade Union leaders meet with Premier John Robarts on the use of
Ex-Parte Injunctions in labour disputes L-R appears to be Harold Thayer
IAM, George Barlow RWDSU, [unidentified], [unidentified], Premier John
Robarts, David Archer President Ontario Federation of Labour, Doug Hamilton
OFL Sec-Treas, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mike Rygus IAM and the
man almost totally hidden is Louis Lenkinski - Toronto Star photograph
47: Drummer leads march of 200 trade unionists who accompanied the sentenced
Tilco demonstrators to jail. Man in the light coat on the right is Eamon
Park (USWA) to his left is David Archer OFL President. Stan Rouse one
of those sentenced.
48: This Labour Day float comparing the Tilco strike with the Winnipeg
General Strike is not that far off the mark
49: USWA Local 2251 Members from Sault Ste. Marie express their opposition
to the Rand Report.
50: Dominion Textile strike Sherbrooke Que 1966
Hanes Hosiery Strike Toronto 1969 - photographs 51-62
Note: It is doubtful the sexist attitudes displayed in many of the photographs
related to this strike would occur today nor is it likely that they
would be tolerated.
51: Hanes Hosiery strikers at the TWUA Canadian Conference in Montreal
1969 - L-R: [unidentified], George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director,
Maurice Robillard TWUA International Rep, (in background) Jim McConnell
Greater Textile Joint Board Business Agent, [Unidentified], Sol Stetin
TWUA Secretary Treasurer Alain Renaud photograph
52: Man in the center is George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director and
the man on the right is Sol Stetin TWUA Secretary Treasurer. Montreal
Star Canada Wide Feature Service Limited
53: Contact Sheet of Prints - Montreal Star - Canada Wide Features
54-55: TWUA Canadian Conference delegates and Hanes Hosiery strikers
march in Montreal to encourage shoppers not to purchase Hanes Products
- Alain Renaud photograph
56: Hanes Hosiery strikers and conference delegates marching in Montreal
L Maurice Robillard R - Charles Bud Clark
57: Vic Skurjat
58: Strikers - George Watson at Podium - Jim McConnell in the background
59: Convention delegates and strikers marching in the streets
60: L-R: Charles Bud Clark, [unidentified], Maurice Robillard, [unidentified],
Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing Director.
61: Conference Delegates and Hanes strikers marching in streets
62: Hanes Strikers and conference delegates marching in streets. Mrs
Stetin is in the center of the two strikers. Spinrite Yarns Strike
Listowel, Ont 1969:
63: David Archer OFL President is at the microphone and George C Watson
TWUA Canadian Director is on the right.
64: Vic Srurjat Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Manager is at the
microphone. L-R Ralph Ortlieb CLC Rep, [unidentified], [unidentified],
Skurjat, George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director, and David Archer OFL
Note: The three strikes at Tilco, Hanes and Spinrite were all lost largely
due to the ability to get ex-parte injunctions granted by the courts
during the early days of the strike. This enabled these employers to
recruit scab workforces. A tremendous amount of money was expended by
TWUA and the rest of the labour movement in Ontario to fight these tactics.
In the United States the TWUA also waged a major strike and boycott
campaign against the J P Stevens Company. When the TWUA and the amalgamated
clothing workers merged in 1976 the TWUA was for the most part a spent
force. The merger agreement saw the amalgamated emerge as the dominant
union in the merger. Sol Stetin TWUA president regarded the merger as
absolutely necessary. In the merger agreement Stetin extracted a commitment
that the J P Stevens campaign would not be abandoned before a collective
agreement was signed.
Album 14: Labour photographs Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)
1: Golf Outing matches photograph #9a
2: 10 Years of Progress - matches photograph #10
3: J Harold Daoust, John Whitehouse and George C Watson - matches photograph
4: Jim Renwick Addresses Conference - matches photograph #23
1: TWUA Training Session matches photograph #18:
2: George C Watson Chats with Rev. Ralph Abernathy matches photograph
3: Victory Dinner matches photograph #111
4: Maureen Armstrong holds agreement aloft matches photograph
Note: Photographs 1 and 2 were taken at the eleventh biennial convention
in Chicago Ill, in 1960 and were taken by Central Studios.
1: Left: Olive Smith, secretary to J Harold Daoust and Charles Bud Clark
TWUA staff rep., Note: Clark had previously worked at Slingsbys
in Brantford. He often mentioned that he was part aboriginal, hence
2: J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director and Olive Smith his secretary
3: Fern Shoe Penetang - TWUA Local 1476-1961: Seated L-R: Bernice Desjardins,
Bill Bradley, Anna Battineau, Standing L-R Bob Gareau Greater Toronto
Textile Joint Board Manager, Marcel Lacroix and Maurice Robillard
4: L-R J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director, George C Watson Manager
South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board at The NDP Founding Convention.
5: TWUA 5th. Biennial Canadian Conference 1961 - Federal Photographs
5a: TWUA 5th Biennial Canadian Conference 1961- L-R: George C Watson
South Western Textile Joint Board Manager, Bill Pollock TWUA General
President, Olive Smith Secretary to Canadian Director J Harold Daoust,
John Whitehouse TWUA Canadian Education and Publicity Director, Bob
Gareau Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Manager.
5b: TWUA 5th Biennial Canadian Conference 1961 - L-R Bill Pollock TWUA
General President, J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director and Olive
Smith Secretary to J Harold Daoust
Note: photographs 6-9 are of the 12th biennial TWUA convention and
the photographs were taken by Central Studios
6: L-R Bert Demers TWUA Quebec Director (with hat) John Chupka TWUA
Secretary Treasurer [unidentified].
7: L-R: Bert Demers, [unidentified], [unidentified], Olive Smith, [unidentified],
John Chupka, Bill Duchessi, [unidentified], [unidentified].
8: L-R Bert Demers, [unidentified], [unidentified], Olive Smith, John
Chupka, Bill Duchessi, [unidentified], [unidentified].
9: Olive Smith and J Harold Daoust.
9A: L-R standing: J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian director, Leo Tessier
TWUA International Rep, George C Watson manager South Western Ontario
Textile Joint Board, John Whitehouse TWUA Canadian education director,
Charles Bud Clark International Rep, Ron Sears South Western Textile
Joint Board business agent Bert Demers TWUA Quebec director. Kneeling
L-R: Clare Easto South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board business
agent and Dick Hinde International Rep. Note: I am not certain when
this photograph was taken but it was prior to 1965 because Daoust went
to the United States in 1965.
10: CLC Convention 1962 - Olive Smith on the right
11: L-R Tom Williamson (Lord) Olive Smith and Bob Willis. Both Willis
and Williamson were TUC fraternal delegates to The CLC Convention. Willis
was also a Member of Parliament
12: CLC Convention 1962 L-R - J Harold Daoust, Tom Williamson Olive
Smith and Bob Willis.
12a: L-R Joe Wilson President Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board, Helen
Robertson President TWUA Local 1381, Bill Pollock TWUA General President,
and George C Watson
13: TWUA 13th Biennial Convention New York City June 1-5 1964 Central
14: L-R Rev. Greete, Olive Smith, Bill Pollock, Father Brown, Father
Gray and Bert Demers
15: L-R Bob Gareau, John Whitehouse, Olive Smith and J Harold Daoust.
16-17: Both photographs are of Gerard Bibeao Acting Director TWUA Eastern
Townships Joint Board. Bibeao died as the result of an auto accident
18: TWUA Education Training Session Woodstock Ont Ken Poste photograph
19: L-R Standing Azeleus Beaucage [unidentified], Roland Trottier, Bert
Demers and Gerard Boisclair Seated J Harold Daoust - Varkonlt Studio
20-21: TWUA officers and Staff Inspect the Carl Mackley Housing Project
in 1966. Note: I have placed a little background information on the
history of the Carl Mackley Housing Projects in between photographs
22: TWUA Biennial Convention - Olive Smith (L) and Mrs Lenore Walker
of Chicago - Blackham photograph
23: Jim Renwick NDP MPP Riverdale Addresses the 1967 TWUA Canadian Conference
L-R George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director, Clare Easto South Western
Ontario Textile Joint Board Manager and John Whitehouse TWUA Canadian
24: TWUA Canadian Director and CLC Vice President George C Watson Chats
with Civil Rights Leader Rev. Ralph Abernathy
25: TWUA 8th Canadian Conference 1967 - OFL President David Archer addresses
conference L-R Noreen King Sec. to TWUA Canadian Director George C Watson,
George C Watson, Archer, [unidentified], Bill Pollock TWUA General President,
Clare Easto (in back) South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Manager,
J Harold Daoust and Bert Demers Quebec Director.
26: L-R: [Unidentified], John Whitehouse TWUA Canadian Education Director
and Janet Manship
27: TWUA Canadian Director George C Watson and International Rep Bill
28: TWUA Canadian Director George C Watson (right) presents gift to
TWUA Education Director John Whitehouse upon his departure from the
TWUA in 1968. Whitehouse who had been the Canadian Education Director
from the early 1950s left the union to develop a Labour Studies Program
at Niagara College in Niagara Falls. This was the first such program
in Ontario. Whitehouse would leave Niagara College in 1975 to become
head of the Workers Education Branch of the International Labour Organization
in Geneva - Inn Studios photograph
29: John Whitehouse (L) and George C Watson reflect on their long association
as Whitehouse departs for his new post at Niagara College
29a: George C Watson speaking at luncheon in honour of John Whitehouse
(Inn Studios photograph)
29b: Labour Day Parade - London Ont. - London Free Press photograph
30: TWUA Delegates at the 1968 CLC Convention - Murray Mosher photograph
31 and 33 Donald C Mac Donald L Congratulates George C
Watson TWUA Canadian Director upon his election as CLC Vice President
- Murray Mosher photograph
32: TWUA Delegates at CLC Convention - Monty Davidson Jr. is in foreground
on left - Murray Mosher photograph
34: George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director in his new office at The
OFL building in Don Mills Ont 1968 Inn Studios photograph
35: TWUA Canadian Director George C Watson and his secretary Noreen
King - 1968 - Inn Studios photograph
36: USWA Local 2868 Demonstration 1969 - Steel Labour June 1969
(Note: this photograph is misfiled it should be in the binder for the
Note: photographs # 36a to 105 are related to the TWUA Canadian Conference
in 1969 -All photographs unless otherwise noted are Alain Renaud photographs.
36a: Sol Stetin TWUA Secretary Treasurer interview for TV.
37: L-R [Unidentified], J Harold Daoust and Monty Davidson Sr.
38: L-R J Harold Daoust and Sol Stetin
39: CLC President Donald C Macdonald at Microphone - Seated L-R Charles
Bud Clark Organizing Director, Noreen King Secretary to TWUA Canadian
Director George C Watson and George C Watson
40: L-R Sol Stetin [unidentified], George C Watson, Bert Demers, Paul
Swaity, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Charles Bud
41: L-R: Front: Bert Demers, George C Watson, [unidentified], Sol Stetin,
(back) Clare Easto, Charles Bud Clark, Paul Swaity, Jean Marc Couture,
J Harold Daoust, [unidentified].
42: L-R: J Harold Daoust, Charles Bud Clark, Clare Easto, (partly hidden
behind Clark), Jean Marc Couture, George C Watson, Sol Stetin, Gerard
Boisclair, Bert Demers, Paul Swaity, [unidentified], [unidentified].
43: L-R: George C Watson, Jean Marc Couture, Sol Stetin, [unidentified],
Gerard Boisclair signing register
44: Conference Delegates
45: Head Table L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Sol Stetin, Paul
46: L-R George C Watson, Bert Demers, [unidentified].
47: Workshop Session
48: Translation Booth and Delegates
49: Jim McCartney at the microphone
50: Conference Delegates
51: L-R: Paul Swaity, Bert Demers, George C Watson, [unidentified],
Jean Marc Couture, Gerard Boisclair, Charles Bud Clark and Clare Easto
52: Workshop Session
53: Convention Delegates
54: L-R George C Watson, Sol Stetin, Paul Swaity [unidentified], Clare
Easto signing register
55: L-R George C Watson, Jean Marc Couture, Sol Stetin [unidentified],
Gerard Boisclair signing register
56: Conference delegates march in streets
57: [unidentified], Paul Swaity, George C Watson and Bert Demers
58: [unidentified], [unidentified], Sol Stetin
59: Bert Demers at the microphone, Donald C Macdonald, Sol Stetin [unidentified],
60 and 62: Conference Delegates
61: George C Watson at the microphone
63-64: Workshop Sessions
65: L-R: Paul Swaity [unidentified], Bert Demers, Jean Marc Couture,
Gerard Boisclair and Charles Bud Clark
66: Workshop Session
67: L-R: Ron Wettlaufer, Monty Davidson [unidentified].
68: Delegates march in the streets
69: Louis Laberge Quebec Federation of Labour President at the microphone,
Bert Demers and Paul Swaity
70: Conference delegates
71: Sol Stetin
72: L-R George C Watson, Jean Marc Couture, J Harold Daoust,
Sol Stetin, Gerard Boisclair, Bert Demers, Paul Swaity
73-74: Conference delegates
75: L-R George C Watson, CLC President Donald C Mac Donald, Sol Stetin,
76-77: Conference Delegates
78: L-R: J Harold Daoust, Gerard Boisclair, Clare Easto, George C Watson,
Jean Marc Couture, Bert Demers, Sol Stetin, Paul Swaity, [unidentified],
Charles Bud Clark signing the register
79: Sol Stetin
80: Workshop Session
81: Delegates march in the street
81a: Vic Skurjat Greater Textile Joint Board Manager participates in
82-83-84: Conference Delegates
84a-85: Workshop Sessions
86: Seated L-R: Azeleus Beaucage, Charles Bud Clark, Paul Swaity, Roland
Trottier, Standing L-R: Maurice Robillard, Richard Charland, Elvio Dallorto,
Bill Clarke, Monty Davidson
87: L-R George C Watson, [unidentified], Donald C MacDonald
88: L-R Ron Wettlaufer, Rolland Trottier and Monty Davidson at the microphone
89: J Harold Daoust, Charles Bud Clark, Clare Easto (behind Clark) Jean
Marc Couture, George C Watson, Sol Stetin, Gerard Boisclair, Bert Demers
Paul Swaity, [unidentified], [unidentified].
90: L-R Charles Bud Clark, Noreen King, George C Watson, Donald C MacDonald
91-92: Conference delegates
93: L-R: Sol Stetin Sec Treas TWUA, Louis La Berge Pres Quebec Federation
of Labour, George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director, Bert Demers Quebec
Director, Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing Director, [unidentified], [unidentified],
94: L-R: Noreen King, George C Watson, [unidentified].
95: L-R: George C Watson Donald C Macdonald and Sol Stetin
96: L-R: Louis La Berge Pres Quebec Federation of Labour, Bert Demers
TWUA Quebec Director, Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing Director [unidentified].
97: L-R: George C Watson, Sol Stetin, Gerard Boisclair, [unidentified],
Paul Swaity, J Harold Daoust
98: Seated L-R: Azeleus Beaucage TWUA International Rep, Charles Bud
Clark TWUA Canadian Organizing Director, Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing
Director, Roland Trottier International Rep, Standing L-R Maurice Robillard
International Rep, Richard Charland International Rep, Elvio Dallorto
International Rep. Bill Clarke International Rep and Monty Davidson
99: TWUA Canadian Conference Delegates marching in the streets
100: L-R: George C Watson, Sol Stetin, [unidentified].
101: L-R: [Unidentified], Donald C Mac Donald, Bert Demers, and Sol
102-103: TWUA Canadian Conference Delegates
104: L-R: George C Watson, Bert Demers, Sol Stetin, Paul Swaity
105: L-R: Jean Marc Couture, Gerard Boisclair, Paul Swaity, [unidentified],
Charles Bud Clark, Sol Stetin, J Harold Daoust, George C Watson, Clare
Easto, Bert Demers
Note: photographs 106 to 113 are related to organizing the Kayser Roth
plant on Highbury Ave in London. Ont. and the negotiation of a first
agreement at the plant. This was the first Kayser Roth plant in North
America to be organized, win union recognition and secure a collective
agreement. TWUA South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Business agent
Ron Spears headed up the negotiations for the union in these negotiations.
The presence of TWUA secretary treasurer in many of these photographs
is indicative of how significant this organizing victory and the successful
conclusion of negotiations were to the union at the time. All of the
photographs related to Kayser Roth were taken by Les Langford photography.
106: Kayser Roth Truck
107-108: Kayser Roth Building
109: L-R: Clare Easto South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Manager,
Monty Davidson TWUA International Rep, Bill Clarke TWUA Inter. Rep,
Ron Spears TWUA S-W Ont Textile Joint Bd. Bus. Agent, George C Watson
TWUA Can. Dir., Tom Adamson Local 1826 Exec Bd. John Sinclair Local
1826 Ex. Bd., Elvio Dallorto TWUA Inter Rep., Maureen Armstrong TWUA
Local 1826 Exec. Bd., David Wonce TWUA Local 1826 Exec. Bd., Sol Stetin
TWUA Secretary Treas., Charles Bud Clark TWUA Canadian Organizing Director
and Wolfgang Backham Local 1826 Exec Board.
110: L-R: Clare Easto, Monty Davidson, Bill Clarke, Ron Spears, George
C Watson, Tom Adamson, John Sinclair., Elvio Dallorto, Maureen Armstrong,
David Wonce, Sol Stetin, Charles Bud Clark
111: TWUA Local 1826 Victory Celebration: L-R Wolfgang Backham, David
Wonce, Tom Adamson, John Sinclair, Charles Bud Clark, Clare Easto, Bill
Clarke, Monty Davidson, Maureen Armstrong, Ron Spears, George C Watson
and Sol Stetin
112: Kayser Roth employees. members of TWUA Local 1826 at the Kayser
Roth Plant on Highbury Ave in London Ont can now grieve. An excited
Tom Adamson holds the first union grievance ever filed by a Kayser Roth
employee in North America. Wolfgang Backham shares the moment with Adamson
113: L-R: Tom Adamson, Maureen Armstrong (holding signed copy of the
first ever union agreement signed with Kayser Roth in North America)
David Wonce and John Sinclair.
Album 15: Labour photographs: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUC)
1: Campbellford cloth strike 1970: I no longer have photograph to
match this slide
1: Postcard - opening day of the sixteenth biennial TWUA convention
June 8-12, 1970 Miami Florida
2-5 TWUA Local 743 strike at Campbellford Cloth Co. - 1970
4: TWUA Inter Rep. Maurice Robillard is fourth man on the left and Jo
Wilson President of Local 743 is at the end on the right
Note: Photographs #6-17 are related to the TWUA Local 1775 strike at
Affiliated Medical Products in Ajax, Ont. in 1970.These photographs
were taken by Edward E Seymour.
8: Stephen Lewis NDP MPP speaking to affiliated Medical Products strikers
11-13 Strikers adopt the theme used by the Hanes Hosiery strikers of
a year earlier.
14-17 Picket line shots
18: TWUA Local 1967 strike at Watson Manufacturing Brantford Ont 1971
- Sherwood photography
Note: photographs 19 to 40 are related to the 10th biennial Canadian
conference held in Toronto in 1971 - no photographer has been identified
for these photographs
19-20: Work Shop sessions
21: Elizabeth Deliens member of the then recently organized TWUA Local
1854 at Galtex in Galt Ontario speaks about the campaign. L-R: Bill
Pollock TWUA President, Deliens, [unidentified], George C Watson TWUA
Canadian Director, Charles Bud Clark TWUA Canadian Organizing Director
and Ron Spears South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Business Agent.
22: Bill Pollock (L) and George C Watson (behind podium) welcome TWUA
Conference Delegates representing locals which were organized since
the 1969 Canadian Conference
23: L-R Jack Postelethwaite SW Ont Textile Joint Board Business Agent
and Bert Demers TWUA Quebec Director extend birthday wishes to Secretary
Treasurer Bill Duchessi on behalf of conference delegates
24: TWUA delegates from recently organized locals are welcomed to the
union by conference delegates. Among these delegates are 2nd from the
left TWUA Canadian Organizing Director Charles Bud Clark, Ron Spears
SW Ont Textile Joint Board Business Agent (tall man at the back), Stan
Gnidziejko Eastern Townships Business Agent 2nd from right and Jean
Marc Couture Mgr. TWUA Co - Brooke Joint Board
25: Conference Floor Shot
26: Convention Head Table
27-30: Workshop Sessions
31: Don Jepp South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Business Agent
32: Keith MacIntee Local 755 Wabasso - Dunnville at microphone
33: L-R: [unidentified], William Duchessi TWUA Sec. Treas. and George
C Watson TWUA Canadian Director
34: Conference Banner and TWUA Logo
35: Harold Linnett TWUA Local 779 - Courtaulds Cornwall at microphone
36: TWUA Gen. Pres. Addresses Conference. Doris Colbran from Woodstock
is in the background
37-38: Jim McCartney at microphone.
39: TWUA Retiree Roland Trottier and his wife Ethel at conference
40: TWUA Retiree Dick Hinde and his wife Flossie at conference
40a: Howie Cogger Speaking at the 1972 TWUA Convention in Pittsburg
41: Post Card - Convention Floor Shot
42: L-R Edward Seymour TWUA Canadian Education Director, Charles Bud
Clark TWUA Canadian Organizing Director and Monty Davidson TWUA International
Rep. Review NDP Convention Kit - 1972
43: TWUA Delegates at 1972 CLC Convention
Note: photographs 44 to 95 are related to the 1973 TWUA Canadian Conference
held in Quebec City. All photographs were taken by W. B. Edwards Inc.
44-45: TWUA Inter. Rep. Bill Clark at microphone
46: Workshop Session
47: Richard Charland at microphone Paul Latour and William Essiambre
48: Vera Lees Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Business Agent leads
workshop session. Vera was the first TWUA Female Business Agent appointed
49: Vera Lees Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Business Agent addresses
50: L-R: Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing Director, Father Gatain Lebel,
Charles Bud Clark TWUA Canadian Organizing Director, George C Watson
TWUA Canadian Director and Father Gerard Dion
51: L-George C Watson R - Vic Skurjat
52: Olga Lewyckyj Pres of TWUA Local at Stauffer Dobbie in Galt Ont
53: L-R: Gerard Boisclair Eastern Townships Textile Joint Board Mgr.,
Sol Stetin TWUA Gen. Pres. and Quebec City Mayor Lamontagne
54: TWUA Inter. Rep. Monty Davidson at microphone
55: Conference Floor
56-59 Conference Theme Cards
60-61: TWUA Inter Rep. Monty Davidson at microphone
62: Floor Shot of Conference Dinner
63: Richard Crarland TWUA Inter Rep at podium Paul Latour and Willy
Essiambre are seated
64: L-R: George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director, Mrs Boisclair, Gerard
Boisclair Eastern Townships Joint Board Mgr., Charles Bud Clark TWUA
Canadian Organizing Director ,and Edward Seymour TWUA Education Director
65: Father Gerard Dion addresses conference
66: Maurice Martel TWUA Local 779 Pres speaks from the floor
67: L-R George C Watson, Maurice Martel
68: L-R Mrs. Stetin, Sol Stetin, Willy Essiambre and Bill Duchessi
69-70: Charles Bud Clark and Bill Duchessi
71: Conference Workshop Session
72: L-R: Gen Pres Sol Stetin, Quebec Mayor Lamontagne, Quebec Director
Willy Essiambre, Mike Pollack - Editor Textile Labor and Irving
Kahn TWUA PR Director
73: Seated L-R George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director, William Duchessi
TWUA Sec. Treas., Sol Stetin TWUA Pres. Standing L-R Willy Essiambre
Quebec Director, Gerard Boisclair TWUA Eastern Townships Joint Board
Manager, Jean Paul Latour Business Agent, Stan Gnidziejko BA, Jean Marc
Couture Co-Brooke Textile Joint Board Manager and Richard Charland Inter.
74: Father Gatain Lebel
75: L-R: Willy Essiambre and Bill Duchessi
76-78: Conference Floor Shots
79: TWUA Inter. Rep Monty Davidson at microphone and Eastern Townships
Textile Joint Board Manager Gerard Boisclair waits his turn
80: Father Gerard Dion addresses conference delegates
81: Conference Floor
82: L-R: Gerard Boisclair, Sol Stetin and Quebec City Mayor Lamontagne
83: TWUA Organizing Director Paul Swaity, Father Gatain Lebel, TWUA
Organizing Director Bud Clark, TWUA Canadian Director George C Watson
and Father Gerard Dion
84: L-R: TWUA Gen. Pres. Sol Stetin, Quebec Mayor Lamontagne, Willy
Essiambre Quebec Director, Michael Pollack Editor Textile Labor
and Irving Kai-in TWUA PR Director
85: Workshop Session
86: L-R: Irving Kahn TWUA Director, Bill Duchessi TWUA Sec. Treas.,
Mrs. Stetin, Sol Stetin TWUA Pres and Willy Essiambre Quebec Director
87: L-R Laila Rahemtulla Secretary to Canadian Director George C Watson,
George C Watson and Maurice Martel Pres. TWUA Local 779
88: L-R: George C Watson and Maurice Martel
89: Translation Booth
90: Conference Floor
91: Seated L-R: George C Watson Bill Duchessi, Sol Stetin, Standing
L-R Willy Essiambre, Gerard Boisclair, Paul Latour, Stan Gnidziejko,
Jean Marc Couture Richard Charland, [unidentified], Paul Bissonnette
92: Conference Floor
93: George C Watson and Paul Latour
94: Workshop Session
96: TWUA South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Business Agent Don
Jepp at microphone
Album 16: Labour photographs: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)
1: TWUA Local 1381 Strike vs Brinton Carpets Ont
2-3: TWUA Local 1664 Strike vs Consolidated Textiles Alexandria Ont
Note: photographs 4-34 are related to the 1975 Canadian Conference held
at the Sheraton Brock Hotel in Niagara Falls. All of these conference
photographs were taken by Ken James Niagara Falls.
4: Bill Duchessi TWUA Secretary Treasurer at Podium. Paul Swaity TWUA
Organizing Director is seated to his right
5: Jean Marc Couture Co-Brooke Textile Joint Board Manager is at the
6: Seated: TWUA Inter. Rep. Bill Clark Richard Charland also an Inter.
Rep is at the microphone
7: Vi Campbell President TWUA Local 1003 is at the microphone
8: Mel Moreau is at the microphone
9: Gerard Boisclair TWUA Eastern Townships Joint Board Manager is at
10-11-12: Workshop Sessions
13-18: Conference Theme Cards
19: OFL President David Archer addresses conference
20: Conference Dinner - Head Table L-R: Vi Harris, Ed Seymour, Paul
Swaity, Sol Stetin, Bill Duchessi, Clare Easto, George C Watson, Willy
Essiambre, [Unidentified], Charles Bud Clark, June Clark
21: Conference Dinner - Head Table - matches above but in different
places in the photograph
22: TWUA Conference Banners
23: L-R: Charles Bud Clark TWUA Canadian Organizing Director, Dick Hinde
TWUA Retiree, and Monty Davidson Inter. Rep.
25: Bruce Gallipeau TWUA Member from Midland
27: L-R George C Watson TWUA Canadian Director, Boll Duchessi TWUA Sec
Treas., Clare Easto TWUA S-W Ont., Textile Joint Bd. Mgr., [unidentified],
David Archer OFL Pres, Paul Swaity TWUA Org Dir., Charles Bud Clark
TWUA Canadian Org. Dir. and Willy Essiambre TWUA Quebec Director
28: Gerard Boisclair TWUA Eastern Townships Textile Joint Board Manager
29: Helen Robertson at microphone
30-31: Vi Harris
32: Marion Rosamond
33: Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Manager Vic Skurjat at microphone
34: Marion Rusamond at microphone
35-36: Norma Rae Publicity photographs. The movie Norma Rae was based
on a TWUA member Crystal Lee Sutton who was fired from her job at the
J P Stevens Plant in Roanoke Rapids in North Carolina.
37: Elvio Dallorto TWUA Inter. Rep handing out leaflets at Paramount
38: L-R Elvio Dallorto and Charles Bud Clark hold sign showing margin
of victory at Paramount Industries
39: Kay Rados at microphone
40: L-R Charles Bud Clark Sol Stetin and Jack Postlethwaite
41: ACTWU officers and staff members L-R Front Row: Tim Tracy [unidentified],
Maurice Robillard, Laila Rahemtulla, Sol Stetin, Sam Fox, Shirley Mollon,
[unidentified], Back Row L-R Jack Postlethwaite, Ken Baker, Charles
Bud Clark, [unidentified], Clare Easto, George C Watson and Vic Skurjat.
42: Four TWUA Canadian Education Directors, seated is John Whitehouse
who served from the early 1950s to 1968, standing L-R: Danny Mallet,
Edward E Seymour who served from May 1970 to April 1977, and Ray Hainsworth
who served from 1977 to [?].
Album 17: Labour photographs: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)
Officers and Staff:
1-3: Gerard Boisclair TWUA Eastern Townships Textile Joint Board
4: Richard Charland TWUA International Representative
5-8: Charles Bud Clark-TWUA Canadian Organizing Director. In1977 Clark
Became a Canadian Co-Director of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile
Workers Union (ACTWU)
9-9a: Bill Clarke TWUA International Rep
10-11: J Harold Daoust TWUA Canadian Director from the early 1950s to
12-14: Monty Davidson Jr. TWUA International Rep from the early to mid
1960s until 1975 when he successfully ran as an NDP candidate in the
1975 provincial election in Cambridge riding.
15: Bert Demers TWUA Quebec Director
16-21: Bill Duchessi TWUA Secretary Treasurer
22-23: Clare Easto TWUA South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Manager
24-27: William Essiambre - TWUA Quebec Director
28-29: Stan Gnidziejko: Eastern Townships Textile Joint Board Business
30: Vera Lees Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Business Agent. Vera
was the first female to be appointed to a business agent position in
Canada by the TWUA. Prior to assuming these duties Vera was a secretary
in the same Joint Board
31-32: Maurice Robillard - TWUA International Rep.
33-39: Edward E Seymour TWUA Canadian Education Director May 1970 -
40-44: Vic Skurjat Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Manager
45-49: Ron Spears - South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board Business
50-55: Sol Stetin Secretary Treasurer prior to 1972 when he became President
56-57: Paul Swaity TWUA Organizing Director
58-68: George C Watson: 1946-1965: TWUA South Western Ontario Textile
Joint Board Manager 1965-1977 TWUA Canadian Director (retired in April
1977) George was the first and only Canadian to hold the Canadian directors
title in TWUA. All Canadian directors before him were American born.
When the TWUA merged with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union (ACWU)
to become the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU)
Charles Bud Clark from Textile and Sam Fox from the Amalgamated shared
69 John Whitehouse - TWUA Canadian Education Director from the early
1950s to 1968 when he left the union to establish the first Labour Studies
Program at Niagara College a first for Ontario. From there he
went on to become the International Labour Organizations (ILO)
official head of the Workers Education Branch in 1975.
Album 18: Labour photographs: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)
Note: The photographs in this album appear to have been taken by
a small camera. Most of the people depicted are unknown to me. Photographs
are filed from back to front.
1: L-R: Sol Fagan, Charles Bud Clark and Larry Wagg. Interest Rate Demonstration
2: ACTWU Members at the Interest Rate Demonstration (1980)
Cornwall Joint Board:
3: TWUA Local 779 (Courtaulds) Negotiating Committee Front L-R: Charles
Bud Clark, [unidentified], Maurice Martel Local 779 President, [unidentified],
Back Row: [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified],
ACTWU members at the 1977 OFL convention
4: L-R Bill Clarke, Ken Baker, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified],
First ACTWU Canadian Conference 1977:
5: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Dennis Mac Dermott CLC President,
Sam Fox, [unidentified].
6: L-R: Vic Skurjat, Jack Sheikman ACTWU General President, Sam Fox
and Charles Bud Clark ACTWU Canadian Co-Directors.
Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board:
7: Jim McConnell in center
8: Vic Skurjat in center
9: George C Watson on the left and Vic Skurjat on the right
South Western Ontario Textile Joint Board - misc photographs 10-21
10: Clare Easto on the right
11: Monty Davidson Jr. on the left Clare Easto on the right
12: Lucille Rendall on the left and Art Brown hold banner. Vi Harris
and Clare Easto are behind the banner
13: Don Jepp S-W Ont. Textile Joint Board Business Agent front in the
14: Ron Spears S-W Ont Textile Joint Board Business Agent is the tall
man in the back
15: Monty Davidson Sr. at the microphone and TWUA Pres Bill Pollock
16: Ron Spears standing on the left
17: George C Watson (seated) is presented with a gift on his departure
from the South Western Ont Textile Joint Board
18: L-R: [Unidentified], Clare Easto, Olga Lewyckyj, [unidentified],
Monty Davidson Jr.
19-20: L-R: Seated Bill Clarke, June Clark (nee Sexton) Monty Davidson
Sr: Back Row: [unidentified], George C Watson, J Harold Daoust.
21: L-R: Monty Davidson Sr. George C Watson and J Harold Daoust
Canadian TWUA Staff Training photographs:
22-29: Group shots
TWUA Staff and officers - photographs 30-36
30: L-R: John Whitehouse TWUA Canadian Education Director George C Watson
TWUA Canadian Director and George Perkel TWUA Research Director
31: L-R: Jim McConnell and Maurice Robillard
32: L-R: Leo Tessier TWUA International Rep, Vic Skurjat Greater Toronto
Textile Joint Board Mgr, and Dick Hinde TWUA Inter. Rep
33: L-R: George C Watson, George Perkel, Sol Stetin and Bert Demers
34: L-R: Olive Smith, Bill Pollock, George C Watson and J Harold Daoust
35: L-R: John Whitehouse, George C Watson and Bill Pollock
36: L-R: Clare Easto, Ron Spears and George C Watson.
Negotiations - photographs 37 to 41
37: Local 1381 Negotiating Committee. There are ten people depicted
in the photograph but there are only six names listed on the back. Vic
Skurjat is seated on the left. Tim Tracey is standing second from the
left. Helen Robertson is standing third from the right
38: Artex Woolens - Hespeler Ont TWUA Local 1153: Seated L-R T Scott
and D Robertson for the company, Monty Davidson Sr. Local 1153 Pres.
and Vic Purdy. Standing L-R: Ron Spears, E. Diefenbaker, L. Fyfe and
39: Negotiating Committee signing new agreement (1975) Vic Skurjat is
seated first on the left
40: S-W Ont. Textile Joint Board Business Agent Ron Spears and Maude
Milson Pres TWUA Local 1328
41: Negotiating Committee signing first agreement with Brinton Carpets
- Tufting Division in Lindsay L-R William Luchies, Jim McConnell and
Local Meetings - Swearing in Officers, photographs 42 to 53
42: Newly Elected officers of Local 1535 Penetang Ont
43: TWUA South Western Textile Joint Board officers pose with TWUA Canadian
Director George C Watson. L-R: George C Watson, Lynn McEachern, Clare
Easto, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Vi Harris [unidentified],
Olga Lewyckyj, Bob Vincent, [unidentified].
Gloria Sanders, Al McKeigan
44: Local 1575: Peterborough (L) Newly Elected President Earl Sweeting
and Charles Bud Clark bid farewell to former Local 1535 President Barbara
45: Local officers sworn in
46: George C Watson swears in South Western Ont Textile Joint Board
officers L-R: Norm Younger, [Unidentified], Ron Wettlaufer, (in back),
Kay Rados, [Unidentified], Doris Cobran, [Unidentified], Gerry Lyle
(in back) Janet Manship, Lynn McEachern and Al Mc Keigan.
47: South Western Textile Joint Board officers L-R: Norm Younger, [Unidentified],
[Unidentified], Ron Wettlaufer (in back), Kay Rados, [Unidentified],
[Unidentified], Doris Cobran, [Unidentified], [Unidentified], Janet
Manship, Lynn McEachern and Al McKeigan.
48: Don Jepp S W Ont Textile Joint Board Business Agent swears in local
49: Charles Bud Clark swearing in officers at a local meeting. Maurice
Robillard is on Clarks right and Jack Postelethwaite is to the
50: Charles Bud Clark swearing in officers at a local meeting
51: Quinlan Crawford Ltd. Collingwood - discussing union affairs following
meeting. L-R TWUA Inter. Rep. Dick Hinde, Local Rec. Sec. Norma Van
Leishout, V P Arnold Van Leishout Beryl Grindley and Isa McEwan
52: Penetang Ont Local 1535 Election Committee counting the ballots,
L-R: Bill Bradley, Marcel Lacroix and Maurice Robillard
53: Bud Clark swearing in officers at a local meeting education session
- photographs 54-101
54: People unidentified
55: John Whitehouse standing on the right
56: Standing second from the left is Monty Davidson and standing third
from the right is Olga Lewyckyj
57: People unidentified
58: John Whitehouse at the top of the photograph
59: Jim McConnell is standing to the right
68: Discussing points on departmental grievances for Peterborough Local
822 officers and stewards: Standing L-R: Dennis Hobbins, Tom Monk, Mel
Staples, Jacob Bean, Seated L-R: Charles Bud Clark and Herb Batt.
72: Discussing points portrayed in a film are John Iddeson Pres. of
the St Catharines Labour Council, Valerie Reisly and Thersa Iocoa of
TWUA Local 800 St Catharines and Bud Clark TWUA Inter Rep.
73-87 Classroom shots people unidentified
88: Doris Cobran - Woodstock on left
89-92: Classroom shots
93: L-R Clare Easto, Ron Spears, John Weiser and Howard Daniels at a
Time Study Seminar in Hamilton
94-101: Classroom shots
Social Gatherings photographs 102-129
102-103: People unidentified
104: Monty Davidson Jr. is on the right
105: L-R: Bob Vincent, Vi Harris and Jack Postlethwaite
106: Bill Clarke TWUA Inter. Rep is on the left
107: Monty Davidson Sr. is on the right
108: Clare Easto is on right
109: L-R Armand Marois and Clare Easto
110: George C Watson on the left
111: Bill Clarke is the man in the foreground and Ken Baker is in the
113: Maurice Robillard and Orma Clarke
114-115: People unidentified
116: George C Watson on the left and Charles Bud Clark has his back
to the camera
117: George C Watson is in the center
118: S-W Ont. Textile Joint Board Business Agent Ron Spears pointing
to the camera
119: L-R: Monty Davidson Jr. and Ed Freeman from Brantford Local 1356
120: S W Ont Textile Joint Board Mgr. Clare Easto is on the left and
his secretary is the woman in white
121: TWUA General President Bill Pollock is second from the right
122: George C Watson is on the left and Ron Spears is on the right
123-124: Local 1640 Banquet
125: L-R: Paul Swaity Olive Smith and J Harold Daoust
126: L-R: TWUA S-W Ont. Textile Joint Board Business Agent Jack Postlethwaite
is on the left and Rose Stark is on the right
127: TWUA Organizing Director Paul Swaity is in the center
128: TWUA General President Bill Pollock
129: L-R: TWUA Local 1649 Banquet: L-R: Norma Van Lieshout, Plant Mgr.
Mr. Livingstone and Mrs. Livingstone
Labour Day photographs:
130: Art Brown holding trophy won in Hamilton Labour Day Parade
131: Displaying trophy won in Hamilton Labour Day Parade Are L-R: Percy
Jackson and Art Brown
Album 19: Labour photographs: Communications Workers of Canada (CWC)
1 Resolution in memoriam for John Lax
2 This photograph was given to me by a CWC Local 49 Thunder Bay member.
It depicts early telephone workers in Kenora Ont.
3 CWA (then) Local 3 Executive (early 1950s - probably 1952) Seated
L-R: Estelle Marchand, Larry Lang, Jim Adams, Ralph Wyatt, Jim (OJ)
Wilson. Standing L-R: Kelly Silverthorne, Lloyd Banting, Chuck Hodgson,
Al Sesula and Ray King
4-24 Related to the CWC Local 11 Strike and sit-in vs Telebec. Most
of the photographs are group photographs. I do not know any of the participants.
25-31 These photographs are related to the Exodus campaign vs Bell Canada.
Note: prior to commencing an organizing campaign vs. the Canadian Telephone
Employees Association (a company dominated in-house union at Bell Canada)
CWC supporters set up two groups: Exodus in Ontario and Bloc Action
in Quebec. The purpose of these two groups was to determine the degree
of interest among Bell employees If more than 2,000 employees expressed
such an interest then CWC was prepared to launch an all-out organizing
25 Exodus card signed by Gene Farrelly. Farrelly became a CWC National
Representative for a time but left the union in May 1977.
26-27 Demonstration in front of Bell Office
28 Gene Farrelly
29 L-R Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres., Gene Farrally CWC National Rep., Bruce
Fricker Toronto and Ralph Mac Donald Barrie
30 CWC Members in 1975 When Organizing Campaign vs Bell began
31 Front L-R: Bill Howes Bob Lamb and Gene Farrelly - All CWC National
31a CWC Local 49 Thunder Bay Charter Meeting Feb 21 1976. Some of the
founding members of the local, L-R: Vladimir Kruzick, Mike Grainger,
Clive Howcroft, Ron Lyle, Garry Simonds, CWC National Rep, Harvey Hoxell,
Chuck Bye and Bill Hewson (inset)
32-33 Second person from the left is David Handley CWC Local 34 President
and the person on the right is CWC President Fred Pomeroy
34 L-R: CWC Pres Fred Pomeroy, Bob Bouchard Quebec Region VP and Peter
Klym Ontario Region VP
35 Head Table partial floor shot
36 L-R: Ralph Wyatt CWC Sec. Treas., Glenn Watt Communications Workers
of America (CWA) Pres and Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres.
37 L-R: Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres. and Bob Bouchard Quebec V P.
38-39 Head Table shots
Note: Photographs 40-51 are of the CWC 1978 Convention were taken by
Edward E Seymour. The negatives are included as there are more negatives
40 The three people in the right front are from L-R: Steve Karpowech
CWC Local 25 Pres., Ted Levesque CWC Local 25 and Lyn Vorster CWC Local
25. Lyn was a Bell clerical worker and while the CWC was not successful
in organizing the clerical workers Lyn joined CWC Local 25, paid dues
on a regular basis and eventually became a CWC National Rep (in 1987)
At some point Lyn reverted to her birth name Chambers and there will
possibly be photographs in which she will be referred to by that name.
41-43 Michelle Brouilette CWC National Rep at the microphone
44-46 Michelle Brouilette and Janice McClelland
47 Front L-R: Steve Karpowech, Ted Levesque and Lyn Vorster
48 Bill CWC Western Region VP on the left
49 Ray King at the microphone
50 L-R: Rene Roy CWC Quebec Region VP and Michelle Brouilette
Photographs 51-57 are of CWC members on the train to Montreal for the
1978 CWC Convention. I do not know who took these photographs.
51 Janice McClelland in the center
52 Janice McClelland third from the right
53 George Larter on the right
54 Janice McClelland on the left
56 Train conductor
57 Janice McClelland on the left
Photographs 58 to 82 are related to the CWC Strike vs. Bell Canada in
Note: The CWC conducted a series of walkouts starting in June 1979.
The union chose not to call a full strike for a number of reasons. The
union was unable to get the Rand Formula in its first agreement which
was signed in 1977 but covered the period from 1975. By the time of
the strike the CWC had approximately 60 percent membership. In addition
it had a very inadequate strike fund. The walkouts began as one day
affairs in selected locations. In retaliation Bell locked out its employees
when they returned the next day. The lockout was for one day. This outraged
the employees, even those who were not union members. The result was
approximately 90 percent membership by the end of the strike. Sometimes
the CWC would leak information that it was going to stage its next walkout
in a certain location, for example Thunder Bay on a Monday. to counteract
this Bell would fly management in to cover the shift from all areas
of the province. The membership would show up for work at this location
and walk out at another location. When management left Thunder Bay then
the members would walk out. These tactics exhausted management and at
the end of the strike which had begun on Sept 10, 1979 every striker
had earned at least one days pay per week for the entire length
of the strike. One of the issues in the strike was summer vacations.
Bell had a practice where they denied summer vacations for their employees.
Summer lasted from the end of April to the end of September. There were
employees with 20 years or more service who had never had a summer vacation
with their families. Around mid August I had the occasion to phone one
of the officers of CWC Local 41 in Owen Sound Walkerton. His spouse
answered the phone. As staff members we were concerned about the impact
of the strike on family members. I asked how they were making out during
the strike. The response was absolutely wonderful, my husband
has worked for this company for over 20 years and it is the first time
that we have been able to enjoy a summer as a family.
58 CWC Members on the picket line - North Bay 1979. Man in front is
59 CWC - Bell Craft and Services Strike 1979 -Management Working. Note:
safety hats (not wearing a safety hat on the job at Bell was an offence
which always resulted in discipline. But the rules obviously did not
apply to management as this photograph and several that follow clearly
60 CWC Bell Strike - Oshawa Local 28 picket line, man wearing ball cap
is Len Smith president of the Local
61 CWC Local 28 picket line Oshawa Ont.
62 Management working in an unsafe manner -no cones, no flag person
63 Picket Line - Local 28 Oshawa - Oshawa This Week
64 Management working - no cones - no flag person
65 Management working unloading digger- no cones no flag person, derrick
on the first truck improperly stored
66 Management working - note lack of safety hat
67-69 No cones, no flag person, road almost completely blocked off.
70 Working without hard hat
71 Picket line University Ave Toronto. Neil Moyer Local 25
72-75 Picket sign, slogans and messages
76-79 Management working - no hard hats
80 CWC Local 49 Thunder Bay - Pat Sharples is on the left
81 Pickets in Thunder Bay displaying the wages for telephone companies
Note: photographs 81a to 81j pertain to the CWC-Bell operators and dining
service organizing campaign which was conducted throughout 1978-1979
81a-8ib handing out leaflets
81c CWC supporter and member Janice Crook handing out leaflets. Janice
was a Bell Telephone operator
8ld Handing out leaflets
8le Joe Hofstede and Ken Mullen CWC Local 25 lend support to the operators
81f L-R: Ann Newman and Marg McColl Bell Operators and CWC members handing
out leaflets urging other operators to join with them
81g to 8ij Handing out leaflets
82-88 The Bell Telephone operators sit in at the Asquith St Office in
Toronto. In 1979 the operators were in a legal strike position as of
midnight Christmas Eve. This was the first negotiations under CWC for
89-90 CWC-Bell Operators Strike 1979-1980: Mass Rally Toronto, photographs
by Frank Rooney
91 CWC-Bell Operators Strike - Mass Rally Toronto - Janice McClelland
with megaphone and Ed Seymour to her right in tuque - Frank Rooney photograph.
92 CWC Bell Operators Strike Toronto Mass Rally - Front L-R: OFL President
Cliff Pilkey, Claudette Pomeroy and CWC President Fred Pomeroy. CWC
National Rep. Paul Keighley is on the left behind Pilkey - Frank Rooney
93 CWC Bell Operators Strike - Mass Rally Toronto L-R: Cliff Pilkey
OFL President, Fred Pomeroy CWC President and Janice McClelland CWC
94 CWC - Bell Operators Strike - picket line levity in Sarnia.
95 CWC Bell Operators Strike - Toronto Mass Rally - Frank Rooney photograph.
Photographs 96-140 and other material are a record of the strike
Note: Doris Morden Chief Steward for CWC Local 39 - Huntsville, Bracebridge
and Parry Sound - sent me this material after the strike and the captions
etc. are as they were given to me.
Photographs 141 to 148 s are related to the Ontario Can Work Campaign
demonstration held in Toronto on Oct. 18, 1980.
146: CWC National Rep. Bob Lamb holding the CWC Sign.
149-154: These photographs relate to the Tel-Air Answering Service strike
in Oshawa in 1981.
155: Interest rate demonstration 1981.
156: 10th anniversary CWC convention in Saskatoon Saskatchewan
1982. Saskatoon was also the location of the founding convention - Design
Album 20: Labour photographs: Communications Workers of Canada
Misc. photographs CWC News 1980-1981:
1: PSAC members demonstrate July 1980.
2: L-R: Doug Harrison, Ross Ball CWC Local 1 Pres.
3: L-R: Dennis Zerr, Mick Brown, Denise Matkowski, Doug Anderson.
4: Barb Strong CWC Local 5 President speaks on day care resolution 1981
CWC Chief Stewards Course 1981:
1: Paul Cavalluzzo CWC legal counsel.
2: L-R: [Unidentified], Pat Ferguson, Ann Newman, Helen Middlebrooks,
Irene Anderson CWC Local 50 members.
3: Ned Ellis (back to camera) CWC Local 25, Angie Koudounis and Ray
Mortimer CWC Local 26 Toronto.
4: George Genereaux CWC Local 39 Huntsville, Bracebridge, Parry
5: L-R: [unidentified], Pat Sharples CWC Local 49, Thunder Bay, [unidentified],
6: L-R: Henry Ottenhof CWC Local 31 Kingston and Bruce Fricker CWC Local
7: L-R: [unidentified], Diane McLaughlan CWC Local 40 Barrie, [unidentified].
CWC organizing campaign and vote for certification for the Manitoba
Telephone Operators 1981:
Note: The operators at Manitoba Telephone were previously members of
the IBEW. The CWC won the vote.
1: Manitoba Telephone Orerators L-R: Joanne Swayse, Lynn Ellchuck, and
Joanne Wall relax during break in Manitoba Labour Board proceedings.
2: Mel Myers CWC counsel explains Labour Board hearing board procedures
to key activists in organizing campaign.
3: Observers for vote. L-R: Vicki Soltowski, Coleen Currie, Judy McDuff.
4: CWC National Rep. Denise Matkowski.
5: CWC Manitoba office. Astrid Zimmer sits at desk.
6: L-R: Ron Carlson, Leo Dowhaluk CWC National Reps.
7: CWC Western Region VP Bill Hyde discusses Labour Board hearings.
8: Manitoba Tel operators in attendance at Labour Board hearings L-R:
Lynn Ellchuck, Eleanor Johanneson, Jeanette Wall, [unidentified].
9: Manitoba Tel operators waiting to attend hearing. L-R: Audrey Celineau,
Pam Cole, [unidentified].
10: L-R: CWC Legal Counsel Mel Myers, Leo Dowhaluk CWC National Rep.
11: L-R: Leo Dowhaluk, Judy McDuff during break in Labour Board hearings.
12: L-R: Bob Dooley IBEW Business Agent, IBEW Counsel Al McGregor, [unidentified],
Barb Strong during hearing recess.
13: L-R: Lynn Ellchuck, Leo Dowhaluk, Ron Carlson.
14: Labour Board member returns from recess.
15: Mel Myers explaining what transpired at Labour Board hearings. L-R:
Myers, Bill Hyde, Luanne Crindle.
16: L-R: Mel Myers, Bill Hyde, Luanne Crindle.
17: Mel Myers.
18: Operators listen to Mel Myers. L-R: Elenor Johanneson, Audrey Celineau,
19: Denise Matkowski on the phone spreading the word about certification
of Manitoba Tel Operators into CWC.
20: CWC National Rep. Susan Edgar celebrates victory.
21: CWC National Rep pouring champagne.
22: Susan Edgar celebrating victory.
23: L-R: Ron Carlson and Leo Dowhaluk CWC National Reps.
CWC Local President 30 (Belleville) President NDP candidate 1981:
1: Reg Pearson CWC Local 30 President campaign photograph Palmers
CWC Bell Negotiations:
1: Reporting on Bell Settlement: L-R: Richard Long, Howie Raper, George
Larter, Gary Cwitco.
CWC Local 9 Stewards Training Course Feb. 1982: These photographs
were taken by CWC Local 9 member Tom Gleeson.
1: Front L-R: Norm Jessop, George Osti, Martin Snyders and Gary Cwitco.
Back Row L-R: Kerry Dale, Charlie Cornelius, Sandra Hann, Eric Blunden,
Martin Riseberg, Al Pellegrini and Ed Seymour.
2: Classroom shot.
3: L-R: Kerry Dale, Sandra Hann, Norm Jessop and Ed Seymour.
4: Front L-R: George Osti, Norm Jessop, Tom Gleeson, Martin Snyders,
Back L-R: Kerry Dale, Charlie Cornelius, Sandra Hann, Eric Blunden,
Martin Riseberg, Al Pellegrini, and Ed Seymour.
CWC - Northern Telecom Strike 1982 photographer unknown,
Bell Shareholders Meeting London Ontario 1982:
1: Northern Telecom Strikers and Bell Operators from London combine
efforts in approaching Bell Shareholders regarding strike issues. CWC
National Rep. Paul Keighley is on the right - London Free Press
CWC Member Graduates from Labour College:
1: L-R: CWC President Fred Pomeroy congratulates CWC Local 45 member
Brad Ward upon his graduation from Labour College
CWC Local 34 (Ottawa) Retirees Club Executive:
1: Front L-R: Art Griffiths VP Bill Abbott Pres. Royal Beaudoin Sec.
Back: Everett Crawford, Ray Hughes, Membership Committee, Lloyd Morrison,
and Stu Deavy Program Committee.
Bell Canada - Midland Ontario office closing:
CWC mounted a public relations campaign against these office closings
pointing out that good well paying jobs were leaving smaller communities
while local service was being diminished.
1: CWC members protest office closing in Midland Ontario.
2: Gary Cwitco CWC National Rep. is on the left.
3: Standing L-R: Gary Cwitco and Howie Raper.
4: Man with the sign is Howie Raper.
5: Woman on the left is CWC National Rep. Leone Ritchie.
6: CWC Local Pres. Howie Raper is the man with the sign.
7: CWC Members Protest Bell Midland Ontario office closing.
8: CWC National Rep. Leone Ritchie is on the left
CWC and IUE delegates at the 1982 OFL Convention. Lightwaves Photography
1: IUE delegates attending OFL convention 1982: Seated L-R: [unidentified],
Jim Donofrio, [unidentified], Lynn McEachern, [unidentified], [unidentified],
Standing L-R: Jim Counaghan, >[unidentified], Dave Devine, [unidentified].
2: CWC delegates attending 1982 OFL Convention: L-R: [unidentified],
[unidentified], Lloyd Saunders, Terry Somers, [unidentified], Angie
Standing L-R: Hank Goldberg, [unidentified], [unidentified]. Ray Mortimer.
3: CWC delegates: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified],
Beth Wilson, [unidentified], Peter Klym.
4: CWC delegates: Seated L-R: [unidentified], Sean Howes, Bill Burns,
Fred Belanger, Irene Anderson. Standing L-R: Rory Hawes and Steve Karpowech.
5: Seated L-R: Trish Blackstaff, Janice McClelland, Ray Garbutt, Ken
Charman, Fred Wilson. Standing L-R: [unidentified], Linda Schryburt,
Terry Nelligan and Rose Anthony.
6: L-R: Richard Long, Gordon Snee, Paul Keighley, [unidentified], Romeo
Kaske, [unidentified], Bonnie Gibson, Holly Elliott and Dave Wilson.
Base Communications Strike Regina Saskatchewan 1982 - 1983:
1: L-R: Joanne Zubrick, Cheryl Wapple, Bev Legault, Betty Kendrick and
2: Picket line at Base Communications.
CWC Organizing Campaign for the Clerical Workers at Manitoba Telephone:
1: Susan Edgar CWC National Rep. handing out leaflets.
2: CWC National Rep Denise Matkowski handing out leaflets.
3-4: CWC National Reps Leo Dowhaluk and Ron Carlson handing out leaflets.
5: CWC Local 7 Manitoba Tel Clerical: Workers attend Bargaining Prep
6: CWC Local 5 Manitoba Telephone Operators assist at Clerical Workers
meeting. Seated L-R: Loris Pismenney, Bernice Strahl and Janet Johnson.
Standing is Manitoba Telephone Clerical Worker signing a CWC membership
7: Founding meeting CWC Local 7 Manitoba Telephone Clerical Workers
Tech Change Conference OISE 1982:
1: Tech Change Conference - Marty Crowder photograph.
CWC Organizing Campaign for Newfoundland Telephone Workers for all units,
Craft, Clerical and Telephone Operators. These photographs were taken
by Tony Norman a CWC member at that time:
1: Seated at the table: L-R: Denise Matkowski, Ray Rice, Bill Howes,
Gary Finn, Neil Flynn. Standing: R. French.
2-5: Attendees at meeting.
6: L-R: Ray Rice, Gary Finn, Neil Flynn.
7: View from the back of the room. Head Table L-R: CWC Local 410 President
Ray Rice, Gary Finn, Secretary, Neil Flynn Treasurer CWC Local 410 at
Local 410 Nfld. Tel Swearing in of officers:
Note: Although the negatives are included, these photographs were not
taken by me. I am not certain if Tony Norman took these photographs
1: Fred Pomeroy is on the left.
2: Gary Finn is on the left.
3: L-R: Neil Flynn, Gary Finn, [unidentified], Ray Rice.
4: CWC President Fred Pomeroy swearing in the officers of the Local.
5: L-R: Fred Pomeroy, Neil Flynn, Gary Finn, [unidentified], Ray.
6: Fred Pomeroy is on the right.
Swearing in officers CWC Local 401 Island Tel PEI:
1-2: CWC National Rep. and assistant to the President Rejean Bercier
swearing in the first officers of CWC Local 401 Island Tel Prince Edward
Island. L-R: Bercier, Evelyn MacInnis, Treasurer, Kay Kearney, Steward,
Barb Compton Chief Steward, Elizabeth Campbell President, Joanne Archer,
Secretary, and Leitham MacDougall Vice President.
Ontario Region Council Meeting in the spring of 1983:
There are negatives included and there are more negatives than photographs.
These photographs were taken by Ed Seymour:
1: Delegates at CWC Ontario Region Council (ORC) meeting.
2-4: Bob Rae at the microphone in all of these photographs and Peter
Klym is seated on the left in photograph #3.
5: L-R: David Wilson Pres. CWC Local 42 Hamilton, Peter Klym CWC Ontario
Region VP and Bob Rae Ontario NDP leader.
June 1983 CWC Convention Held in Toronto:
All of these photographs were taken by Ed Seymour and negatives are
1: David Campbell CWC Local 38 Pres. (Sault Ste. Marie).
2: Convention floor shot.
3: L-R: Cliff Pilkey OFL President, and Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres.
4: Cliff Pilkey OFL Pres.
5: L-R: [unidentified], Fred Pomeroy.
6: Lyn Vorster CWC Local 25 at the microphone
7: Rory Hawes CWC Local 25 (Toronto).
8: Convention floor shot.
9: L-R: Rene Roy CWC Quebec Region VP Peter Klym CWC Ontario Region
VP, Chuck Pattinson CWC Manufacturing Sector VP, Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres.
Ralph Wyatt CWC Sec. Treas Bill Hyde CWC Western Region VP.
13: Convention floor.
14: L-R: Fred Pomeroy, Glenn (Chuck) Pattinson CWC VP Manufacturing
Sector Ralph Wyatt CWC Sec. Treas, Bill Hyde CWC Western Region VP.
15: CWC Pres. Fred Pomeroy at the microphone and CWC Sec. Treas. Ralph
Wyatt is on the right.
16: L-R: Fred Pomeroy, Marg, McColl (back to camera) Boris Mather and
17: Marg McColl (CWC Local 50 Toronto) opens gift.
18: Boris Mather Pres. Canadian Federation of Communications Workers
19: Boris Mather and Ralph Wyatt.
CWC and IUE Labour College Graduates 1983:
1: Fred Wilson, Connie Buchan and Fred Pomeroy.
2: Fred Wilson CWC Local 34 Ottawa, Rachel Lombard IUE Local 570, Glenn
(Chuck) Pattinson IUE Pres. Connie Buchan CWC Local 1 Saskatchewan,
Fred Pomeroy CWC President.
3: Labour college grads. L-R: Janet Johnson CWC Local 5 and Fred Wilson
CWC Local 34.
CWC Union Administration Course, Winnipeg Man June 1983:
Note: Photographer unknown.
1: L-R: Fran Loney, Donna Poitras, Brian Logan, Bernice Strahl.
2: L-R: Emile Clune, Eleanor Johanesson, Janet Johnson, Delores Seward
and Fran Loney.
3: Front L-R: Bernice Strahl, Eleanor Johanneson, Rosina Ray, Janet
Johnson, Barbara Hayhurst, Fran Loney. Back L-R: Sara Karlenzig, Debbie
Allen, Diane Erikson, Barbara
Strong, Judy Holdroyd, Mary Ward, Susan Kozubski, Donna Lemmon, Leslie
Morgan, Emile Clune, Brian Logan, Donna Poitras.
4: L-R: Bernice Strahl, Elenor Johanneson, Rosina Ray, Janet Johnson,
Barbara Hayhurst and Fran Loney. Standing L-R: Sara Karlenzig, Debbie
Allen, Diane Erickson, Barbara Strong, Judy Holdroyd, Mary Ward, Donna
Lemmon, Susan Kozubski, Leslie Morgan, Emile Clune, Donna Poitras, Maggie
Hadfield, Brian Logan and Roth Maddock.
5: L-R: Bernice Strahl, Leona Gillis, Harriet Thio, Debbie Allen, Lori
Senovitch, Josie Horvath.
CWC Local 7 (Manitoba-Tel) Clerical Shop Stewards Course 1983:
1: Workshop: L-R: Brian Logan, Winnipeg, Fay Jordan, Portage La Prairie,
Sheila Malchuck, Thompson, Barbara Hayhurst, Winnipeg, Diane Erickson,
Winnipeg, Donna Poitras, Selkirk, Agnes Tengercy, Winnipeg, Lyn Barron,
Winnipeg Suzanne Lae, Steinbach.
Labour Day Parade Toronto 1983:
1: Children ride on CWC float.
2-3: CWC members march in parade.
4: Children on CWC float.
5-6: Children on CWC float. CWC Local 4 member Jack Russell walks beside
7: CWC members march in parade.
8: L-R: Leo Dowhaluk, Lyn Vorster and Marg McColl.
CWC Local 49 Leadership Course 1983:
Photographs taken by Ed Seymour
1: Peter Klym CWC Ontario Region VP.
3: Janice McClelland CWC National Rep.
4: Tom Gowler.
CWC members from CWC Locals 5 and 7 from Manitoba Tel. attend Manitoba
Federation of Labour Convention Sept. 1983:
1-4: Front Row L-R: Brenda Martin, Mary Ward, Donna Poitras, Emile Clune,
Second row L-R: Fran Loney, Rosina Ray, Nadia Beamish, Third row L-R:
Wendy Budyk, Maggie Hadfield, Brian Logan and CWC National Rep. Howie
5-10: CWC Local 5 and 7 members at Manitoba Federation of Labour Convention.
11: Convention floor.
12-13: CWC Local 5 and 7 members at MFL Convention CWC Arbitration Awards
- cheque presentations.
1: CWC Local 52 President Ian Smith (L) presents Arbitration Award Cheque
to Tom Wilkerson. The arbitration award also directed Bell to reinstate
Wilkerson to his job.
2: L-R Richard Long CWC National Rep., Tom Wilkerson and Ian Smith CWC
Local 52 President.
3: Eunice Gills CWC Local 42 presents cheques to two Bell Telephone
operators after a major arbitration win against Bell Canada. L-R: Eunice
Gills, Doris Biggs all Lois Anderson. A third operator from the same
office who did not believe that the union could win the grievance did
not file a grievance. Therefore that operator was denied a share of
the win. The award shared by many operators throughout Ontario, Quebec
and the Northwest Territories was in excess of one million dollars in
CWC Local 47 (Windsor) Childrens Christmas Party (1983):
1: Children at Christmas party.
Album 21: Labour photographs: Communications Workers of Canada
CWC IUE Merger Convention January 1984:
1-2: Dennis MacDermott CLC President.
3: L-R: CWC President Fred Pomeroy, CLC President Dennis MacDermott
and Suzanne Lajeunesse asst. to Fred Pomeroy.
4: Suzanne Lajeunesse.
5: Don Milligan CWC Local 47 Windsor.
6-7: David Speck CWC Local 43 Niagara Falls.
8: Floor shot.
9: Bill Clark Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU) President.
10: Floor shot.
11: Dave Campbell CWC Local 38 (SSM) President at the microphone
12: Doug Harrison CWC Local 1 on the left.
13: Convention floor shot.
14: L-R: Wendy Budyk, [unidentified], Jim Gray.
15: Convention floor shot.
16: Bill Hyde VP CWC Western region at the microphone
17: Convention floor shot.
19: Wendy Budyk.
20: Janet Cumming President CWC Local 544.
21: Peter Klym CWC Ontario Region VP.
22: Ken Charman Pres CWC Local 34 Ottawa.
23: Tom Richardson CWC Local 25 Chief Steward.
24-25: Henry Darmetko CWC Local 9 Pres. casting ballot on the merger.
26-27-28-29: Boris Mather swearing in the officers of the merged union.
30: Boris Mather CFCW Pres. at the podium.
CWC-IUE Merger Convention Jan. 1984:
1-2: Convention banner.
3: I [unidentified]
4: Convention floor.
5: L-R: George Larter CWC Local 50, [unidentified]. Elizabeth Campbell
CWC Local 402 PEI.
6: L-R: Linda Schrybert and Donna Robinson CWC Local 51.
7-8: CWC National Rep. Jacques Reid is on the left.
9-10: Piping in the officers.
11: Glenn Pattinson at the microphone.
12: Head Table.
14-16: CWC Pres. Fred Pomeroy is at the podium.
17: L-R: Gerry Thompson, Irene Anderson, Marg McColl, Sean Howes, Lyn
Vorster and Jim Gray.
18: L-R: Gerry Thompson, Lyn Vorster, Marg McColl, Irene Anderson, and
19: Fred Pomeroy.
20: Front: Fred Pomeroy - second row: L-R: Sean Howes and Irene Anderson
third row: L-R: Lyn Vorster, Gerry Thompson and Marg McColl.
21-22: Henry Darmetko CWC Local 9 Pres.
23: At the microphone standing L-R: Rory Hawes CWC Local 25 and Jim
Gray CWC Local 4.
24-25: Morris Watt former IUE SEC-TREAS.
26-27-28: Ron Baxter CWC Local 25 signing in.
31-32: CWC Local 402 (PEI Tel) Pres. Elizabeth Campbell signing in.
33: L-R: Rene Roy Quebec Region VP and Peter Klym Ontario Region VP
CWC-IUE Merger Convention: Jan. 1984:
1-2: Boris Mather Pres. Canadian Federation of Communications Workers
5: Convention floor.
6: Head table.
7-8: Convention delegates.
10-11: Convention floor.
12: Bill Clark Pres. Telecommunications Workers Union (TWU).
13: L-R: Glenn Pattinson VP Manufacturing Division.
14: L-R: Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres. and Dennis McDermott CLC Pres.
15: Dennis McDermott.
16: Fred Pomeroy.
17-18-19-20: Convention floor.
21: Swearing in the officers.
CWC Ontario Region Council Meeting (1984):
1: L-R: Henry Ottenhof CWC Local 31 Kingston, Dave Speck CWC Local 43
(Niagara Falls) - back to camera, [unidentified], Gary Cwitco CWC National
2: L-R: Tom Richardson CWC Local 25 Henry Ottenhof CWC Local 31.
3: L-R: Sandra Offen and Jim Isaacs CWC Local 29 Peterborough.
5: Fred Belanger CWC Local 31 Pres.
7: Gord Snee CWC Local 47 Windsor is at the microphone
8: Ian Smith Pres. CWC Local 52 Newmarket is on the right.
10: Ray Mortimer CWC Local 26 Toronto.
11: L-R: [unidentified], Gord Snee, Ron Baxter.
12: Ray Mortimer.
13: Greg Bent CWC Local 26 is on the right.
14-15-16: Floor shots.
17: L-R: [unidentified]<, Marg McColl, <[unidentified], Terry Somers,
18: Dave Speck CWC Local 43 Pres.
19: L-R: Marsha Lawrence CWC Local 49, [unidentified]<, <[unidentified]<,
Romeo Kaske CWC Local 45 and Linda Renaud CWC Local 47.
20: Floor shot.
22: Bonnie Gibson CWC Local 42 is at the microphone
23: Rory Hawes CWC Local 25 is at the microphone
24: Ron Baxter CWC Local 25 is at the microphone
CWC Manufacturing Division Presidents Meeting 1984:
(Edward Seymour photographs - negatives included).
1-2: Group shots.
3: Janet Cumming is on the left.
4-5: Group shots.
6: L-R: John Loucks, Glenn (Chuck) Pattinson.
CWC Womens Conference - Toronto Feb. 1984:
1-2: CLC President Bob White.
3-4: CWC Local 25 Chief Steward Tom Richardson (Toronto).
6: Trish Blackstaff CWC National Rep. research.
7: CWC members at the Women's Conference in Toronto. In foreground L-R:
Jean Jay, Pauline Gundy, Helen Thorpe Local 544 CGE Oakville.
13: Jane Mulyk CWC Local 48 Sarnia.
14: Dierdre Gallagher (Note: I cannot recall which organization she
was working for at the time but she has worked for the Public Service
Alliance of Canada for a number of years).
16-17: Marion Bryden NDP MPP.
18: Linda Hebert Telecommunications Workers Union (BC) presents report
to the CWC Womens Conference in Toronto in Feb. 1984 CWC
News March - April 1984.
19: Roxie Tully UAW.
20-21: Ray King CWC Local 1 Sask Tel.
23: Patti Abrams CWC Local 46 London.
24: Holly Elliott CWC Local 42 Hamilton.
27: CWC President Fred Pomeroy.
CWC officers Training Course - New Brunswick Feb. 1984:
2: Rick Armstrong is on the far left:
9-10-11-12: L-R: Ervan Cronk, Rick Armstrong.
CWC Northern Telecom Strike 1984:
Note: I took some of these photographs pertaining to the picketing of
the Northern Telecom Building. The photographs of the demonstration
in front of the Holiday Inn and the Bell shareholders meeting are mine.
The photographs pertaining to the picketing of the Northern Telecom
Plant are not mine and I cannot recall who did take them.
1--8: Picketing the Northern Telecom plant.
9-13: Demonstrating at the Bell shareholders meeting Toronto.
14: L-R: Jim Gray CWC Local 4 Pres., <[unidentified], Zenon Shpuniarsky
also from Local 4:
15: L-R: Zenon Shpuniarsky, Jim Gray, [unidentified].
16: Bob Smalley CWC Local 4 Sec Treas is on the right.
17-18-19-20-21: Demonstration at the Bell shareholders meeting.
22: L-R: Jim Gray and Zenon Shpuniarsky.
23-24: Demonstration Bell shareholders meeting.
CWC Pre-Retirement Course (first for the union) Port Elgin Ontario,
1: CWC Local 34 Retiree Bill Abbott.
2-7: Classroom shots.
8-11: Ken Mullen CWC Local 34 doing his Al Jolson routine.
12-17: Classroom shots.
18: L-R: Bill Abbott, Ed Seymour.
CWC Pre-Retirement Course May 1984:
1: Eunice Gills CWC Local 42 Hamilton.
2: L-R: Monty Montgomery and Eunice Gills.
3: Bruce Fricker CWC Local 25 Toronto.
4: Bruce Fricker is in the foreground.
5-6-7-8-9: Classroom shots.
Pre-Retirement Course Sept. 1984:
1-2: Classroom shots.
CLC Convention 1984:
TWU Transmitter photographs
1: CWC members at the 1984 CLC convention L-R: standing CWC Pres. Fred
Pomeroy, CWC Local 42 Pres. Dave Wilson, Linda Brown (CWC Local 51),
Doug Hall (CWC Local 6.) Rick Armstrong (CWC Local 402) seated back
to camera Glenn Pattinson, [unidentified], [unidentified], <[unidentified]<,
Note: Linda Brown is identified in other photographs as Linda Schryburt.
I cannot recall when she changed her name.
2: L-R: Ray Mortimer CWC Local 26, George Larter CWC Local 50, Doug
Hall CWC Local 6, and John Loucks
CWC Local 402 NB Tel:
1: L-R: Dana Nyborg, Chuck Leslie, Orville Grant, Henry Peacock.
2: L-R: Roger Hartley, Blair Lacey, C Malloy, Emmanuel Lavoi, Ken McNair.
3: The names on the back of this photograph are smeared and therefore
are not readable.
4: Chuck Leslie voting to elect the bargaining committee on the final
day of the bargaining caucus session.
5: CWC National Rep. Ervan Cronk.
6: L-R: Rick Armstrong and Rejean Bercier.
CWC Convention June 1984:
1: David Campbell CWC Local 38 Pres. at the microphone.
3: Linda Mackenzie is on the right.
5: L-R: Ron Baxter CWC Local 25, Irene Anderson CWC Local 50 and Tom
Richardson CWC Local 25.
6: L-R: Linda Young, [unidentified].
7: Dave Campbell Pres. CWC Local 38 (SSM).
8: Romeo Kaske CWC Local 45 Brantford.
9: Diane Mclaughlan CWC Local 40 Barrie.
10: Linda Renaud CWC Local 47 Windsor.
11: David Speck CWC Local 43 (Niagara Falls) Pres.
12: Glenn (Chuck) Pattinson VP Manufacturing Division is at the microphone
13: Ray Garbutt CWC Local 34 (Ottawa) is at the microphone
15: David Campbell is at the microphone
16: Convention floor shot.
17: Ken Charman CWC Local 34 is at the microphone and Dave Campbell
Local 38 is behind him.
18-19-20: Head table shots.
21-22-23: Convention floor shots.
25: CWC Pres. Fred Pomeroy is at the microphone. CWC Quebec VP Rene
Roy is on the right.
26: CWC Pres. Fred Pomeroy is on the left.
28: Rory Hawes CWC Local 25 at the microphone and Kurt McSweeney CWC.
Local 49 behind him.
29: L-R: [unidentified], Henry Darmetko, Bob Godfrey, [unidentified].
30-31: L-R: Bob Godfrey, Ray King, [unidentified]<.
32: L-R: Henry Darmetko, Bob Godfrey, Ray King, [unidentified].
33-34: Ralph Wyatt CWC Sec. Treas.
35-36: Jim Gray aka Captain CWC.
CWC Convention June 1984:
1: John Loucks.
2: Rene Roy.
3-4: L-R: CWC Pres. Fred Pomeroy Quebec Fed. of Labour Pres. Louis Laberge.
5-6: Louis Laberge.
7: L-R: Ralph Wyatt CWC Sec Treas. Glenn Pattinson CWC VP Manufacturing
Division, John Loucks.
8: L-R: Louis Laberge, Fred Pomeroy.
9: Head table.
12: Irene Anderson CWC Local 50.
15-16-17: Fred Pomeroy is on the right.
18: Beth Wilson CWC Local 16 Pres.
19: Ron Baxter CWC Local 25.
20-23: Head table.
24: Fred Belanger Pres. CWC Local 31 is on the left.
25-26: Convention floor shots.
27: L-R: Glenn Pattinson, Morris Watt.
28: Bargaining Caucus session.
29: L-R: Hank Goldberg, Jacques Reid.
30: Convention floor.
31-32 L-R: Ann Newman, [Unidentified], George Larter, Linda Young, Marg
McColl, Irene Anderson.
33-35: Convention floor.
CWC Convention June 1984:
1: Bob Smalley at the microphone and Ray King waiting his turn.
2: L-R: [unidentified], Henry Darmetko, Leo Dowhaluk.
3: Richard Long CWC National Rep.
5: Doug Harrison CWC Local 1 delegate.
6: Rejean Bercier CWC National Rep.
CWC Local 31 Kingston Retirees Night:
1: Seated L-R: Joan Shaddeck, Sabel Neville, Marion McConnell. Standing
L-R: Moe Gee, Ed Hunt, Len Wilks, Cecil King, Mel Flynn, Pete Calguhoun.
Album 22: Labour photographs Communications Workers of Canada
CWC Stewards Training Course New Brunswick June 1984:
1-10: Classroom shots.
CWC - Bell Bargaining Caucus Toronto June 1984 - Ed Seymour photographs.
1: Caucus floor.
2: L-R: Fred Pomeroy, Normand Delisle, Rene Roy, Peter Klym and Richard
3: CWC Bell Bargaining Committee 1984: Front L-R: Diane McLaughlan,
<[unidentified], <[unidentified], Bonnie Gibson, Richard Long. Standing
L-R: Donna Robinson, <, [unidentified]<, [unidentified]<, [unidentified],
Rene Roy, Fred Pomeroy, [unidentified], Rene Roy, Fred Pomeroy, [unidentified],
Don Cushing, Ernie Spense, [unidentified].
Labour Day Parade Toronto 1984:
1-3 and 7: Truck pulling CWC float.
2: Ken Mullen CWC Local 25.
4-5-6: CWC banner.
9: Children on float.
10: Parade participants.
CWC Press Conference to Kick off Publicity Campaign against the Deregulation
of the Telephone Industry Sept. 1984:
1: CWC President Fred Pomeroy.
2-3-4-5: L-R: Alan Pryde CWC'S PR Director, Fred Pomeroy CWC President,
and Peter Klym CWC Ontario Region VP.
7: L-R: Fred Pomeroy, Peter Klym.
8: L-R: Alan Pryde, Fred Pomeroy, Peter Klym.
CWC Strike vs. Newfoundland Telephone 1984-1985:
Note: This strike commenced on July 5, 1984 and ended on Feb. 6, 1985.
These photographs were taken by Ed Seymour.
1: Nfld. Tel building, St. Johns Newfoundland.
3: Newfoundland Tel building.
4-5-6-7-8: Nfld. Tel strikers.
9: L-R: Larry Ryan, Catherine Fitzgerald.
CWC - Newfoundland Tel Strike 1984-1985:
1: Clerical workers on picket duty at the Fort William Building in St.
John's Nfld. being served with an injunction. L-R: Marie Elliott, Paula
Hansford and Valerie Worthman - St. John's Telegram photograph.
2: Striking Newfoundland Telephone workers on the picket line.
CWC Strike vs. Newfoundland Telephone 1984-1985:
These photographs were taken by Edward E Seymour in Corner Brook Nfld.
1: Nfld. Tel striker.
2: Scab taking the back way.
3-6: Scabs taking in supplies.
7-8: Striking Nfld. Tel workers.
9: Management taking photographs of us taking photographs of them.
10: Nfld. Tel Bldg. Corner Brook.
11-13: Striking Nfld. Tel workers.
Ontario Region Council meeting Toronto March 1985
Ed Seymour photographs.
1-2: Bob Rae Ontario NDP leader.
3: L-R: Bonnie Gibson CWC Local 42 Hamilton and Diane McLaughlan CWC
Local 40 Barrie.
4: Donna Robinson CWC Local 51 Ottawa.
5: L-R: Ken Charman CWC Local 34, Glenn Pattinson CWC VP Manufacturing
Sector and Bob Rae.
CWC Staff Meeting photographs - 1984 or 1985:
Ed Seymour photographs
3: Janice McClelland.
4: Jim Donofrio.
5: Trish Blackstaff.
8: Jim Donofrio.
9: L-R: Maggie Hadfield, Ed Seymour, Ervan Cronk.
10: L-R: Maggie Hadfield, Ed Seymour.
11: L-R: Maggie Hadfield, Ed Seymour and Ervan Cronk.
12: L-R: Normand Delisle, [unidentified].
13: L-R: Lloyd Saunders, Morris Watt.
14: Lloyd Saunders.
15: Richard Long.
16: Janice McClelland.
17: Hank Goldberg.
18: Jim Donofrio.
19: John Loucks.
21: Trish Blackstaff
22: L-R: Leone Ritchie, Peter Klym:
23: L-R: Maggie Hadfield, Jeff Smith, Jacques Reid and Gary Smith.
24: L-R: Robert Gervais, Maggie Hadfield, Jeff Smith
Peace Demonstration Toronto 1985:
These photographs were taken by Edward Seymour and the negatives are
1: Metro Toronto Labour Council banner.
2: L-R: David and Holly Wilson (nee Elliott) and their children CWC
Local 42 Hamilton, Peter Klym CWC Ontario Region VP.
3-4: Crowd shots.
6-8: Crowd shots.
Labour Day Parade Toronto 1985:
Ed Seymour photographs
1-4: Crowd shots.
5: L-R: On the left is John Cartwright United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners Local 27 Toronto.
6-7: Crowd shots.
8-9: Children on float.
10-12: Crowd shots.
Pre-retirement training course Chaffeys Locks Ontario 1985:
Ed Seymour photographs.
1-2: Classroom photographs.
CWC Manufacturing Sector Stewards Training Course
Ed Seymour photographs. All the photographs (1-10) are classroom shots
Ontario Region Council Meeting Toronto Dec. 1985:
1: Carole Currie RWDSU Rep.
2: Peter Klym CWC National Rep. (Note: Peter stepped down from the vice
presidency at the 1985 convention. I ran for the position and I was
elected. However, almost immediately I realized that the position was
not for me. I stepped down in Feb 1986 and I left the union at the end
of April 1986 when I established Solidarity Consulting I do educational
work for unions and sit as a nominee for unions on arbitration boards
as well as other projects.
3-6: Ed Broadbent Federal Leader of the New Democratic Party.
7: CWC members attending Ontario Region Council meeting in Toronto to
support Eaton's strikers. L-R: Don Cushing (in the background) Romeo
Kaske, Doris Morden, Helen Middlebrooks, [unidentified]<, Linda Young,
Henry Ottenhof, [unidentified], [unidentified], Ian Smith, [unidentified],
[unidentified], Candy Zimmerman, [unidentified], Gord Snee.
Stewards or Officers Training Course:
1-4: Classroom shots.
CWC Treasurers Course:
1-3: Classroom shots.
CWC Ontario Region Council Meeting
Ed Seymour photographs
1: Unidentified person at the microphone but George Larter - Local 50
is standing behind him.
2: CWC National Rep Richard Long.
3: Room shot.
CWC Ontario Region Council Meeting:
1: Room shot.
2: L-R: [unidentified], Lynn McEachern, Jim Counaghan.
3: L-R: John Loucks, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified],
4: Jane Mulyk CWC Local 48 Sarnia.
6: L-R: Lloyd Saunders CWC National Rep.,[unidentified],[unidentified].
7: L-R: Janet Cumming Pres. CWC Local 544, Linda Mackenzie, [unidentified].
8: Glenn Pattinson CWC VP for the manufacturing sector.
11: Jim Counaghan.
12: Floor shot.
13: L-R: Lloyd Saunders CWC National Rep., [unidentified, [unidentified].
14: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Gary Smith CWC National Rep.
16: L-R: Gary Smith, [unidentified].
17: Lynn MacEachern.
19: L-R: Jim Counaghan.
CWC Ontario Region Council Meeting:
1: L-R: Leone Ritchie CWC National Rep., Doris Morden CWC Local 39.
2: Bill Burns CWC National Rep.
3: L-R: Henry Ottenhof, Fred Belanger Both of CWC Local 31 Kingston.
4: L-R: Leone Ritchie, Ken Charman.
Album 23: Labour photographs: Communications Workers of Canada
Note: Photographs of conventions taken by me between 1977 to 1985.
More specific dates cannot be assigned.
CWC Convention 1:
1: Floor shot - Fred Pomeroy CWC president at the microphone.
2: L-R: [unidentified], Bob Godfrey.
3-4: Bob Godfrey.
5: Floor shot.
CWC Convention 2:
1-2: Floor shot.
CWC Convention 3:
1: Convention floor shot.
2: L-R: Janice McClelland and Marie Pinsenault - CWC National Reps.
CWC Convention 4:
1: L-R: Bob Godfrey, Fred Pomeroy, Reg Pearson, [unidentified].
2: Floor shot.
3: L-R: Rene Roy, Julie Jancso.
4: Head table L-R: Rejean Bercier, Bill Hyde, Dave Campbell, Bob Godfrey,
Fred Pomeroy, Reg Pearson, Rene Roy, Peter Klym, [unidentified], Ralph
and Julie Jancso.
CWC Convention 5:
1-2: Ray King at the microphone
CLC Convention 6:
1: L-R: Rejean Bercier, [unidentified], Rene Roy.
1: L-R: Irad Munroe, Bill McMahon, Eric Laffen, Arley Small.
CWC Staff photographs:
1: Susan Edgar - National Rep.
2: L-R: Mary Stalteri and Linda McCrorie (office Staff)
3-4: Hank Goldberg National Rep.
5: Bob Lamb - National Rep.
6: Denise Matkowski - National Rep.
7-8: Glenn (Chuck) Pattinson - Vice President Manufacturing Division.
9-17: Fred Pomeroy CWC Pres.
18-25: Ed Seymour National Rep. education.
26: Astrid Zimmer - Clerical Staff Manitoba office.
1: L-R: Dave Devine, Ed Seymour.
2: L-R: Steve Klym, Peter Klym, Jim Gray, Fred Pomeroy.
3: L-R: George Larter, Thozamile Makheta - SACTU.
4: L-R: Bill Hyde, Ed Seymour, Susan Edgar saying goodbye to CWC
Fred Pomeroy and Ralph Wyatt.
6: L-R: Hank Goldberg, Jim Gray.
7: L-R: Peter Klym, Steve Karpowech.
8: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Paul Keighley,
9: Some CWC members at the Interest Rate demonstration 1980.
10: CWC Local sponsored team.
11: Joe Hofstedes daughter.
12: CWC Bell Bargaining Committee 1981 L-R: Jacques Reid (back to camera)
Norm Bookbinder, Bill Whitesell, Claude Verdette, Bill Howes, Louise
Dubois, Ken Charman, Charles-Andre Dufresne, Leone Ritchie, Yvon Ferrier,
Don Cushing, George Larter.
13: Boris Mather second from right in the front and Fred Pomeroy at
the left in the back.
16: CWC meeting.
17: CWC members lining up for the Labour Day Parade Toronto.
20: CWC Local 34 (Ottawa) Pres David Handley is the second person from
21: L-R: George Larter, Thozamile Makheta (SACTU) Romeo Kaske, Fred
Super Plastics Strike Toronto 1985-1986:
1: Super Plastics strikers.
2-5: Super Plastics plant.
7: Car exiting plant.
10: Police cars.
11: L-R: Joyce Hudlan, Cynthia Down, [unidentified], Donna Shimkoff.
Note: These women are Graham Cable strikers and on this day they were
a part of the solidarity picket where strikers from both plants picketed
12: Strikers milling about.
13: CWC Local 55 Graham Cable strikers showing their support for Super
16: Joyce Hudlan.
17: Peter Klym CWC national rep. facing the camera speaking to the strikers.
Note: Peter stepped down from the CWC Ontario region vice presidency
at the 1985 CWC convention but stayed on as a national rep. for a couple
18: L-R: Donna Shimkoff and Cynthia Down.
19: L-R: [unidentified], Dan Legrow CWC
Local 26, Greg Bent CWC Local 26.
20: Street shot.
CWC Local 55 Strike vs. Graham Cable Toronto 1985-1986:
1: Graham Cable building.
2-3: Graham Cable scab.
7: L-R: Ron Page CWC Local 55 striking worker, [unidentified].
8: Joyce Hudlan Local 55 striking worker.
9: Joe Doljys, Graham Cable super scab.
10: Scab going into work.
11: Scab heading for the load up.
12: Locked out.
13: Not certain if this person is going in or coming out.
14: Donna Shimkoff decides she would be happier outside than in.
15-16: Graham Cable employees (except the scabs) are locked out by management.
17: Graham Cable building.
18: L-R: [unidentified], Gerry Thompson
CWC National rep.
19: Strikers milling about.
20: A striker's children.>
21: Graham Cable Strikers L-R: Pat Canavan, [unidentified, [unidentified], Cynthia Down,
Halloween Party for Graham Cable Strikers.
1: [unidentified], Joe Hofstede CWC Local 25, John Edwards CWC Local
3: L-R: [unidentified], Ken Mullen CWC
CWC Local 55 Mass Demonstration
Photographs by Ed Seymour:
1: The man on the left with the megaphone is Pat OConnor Local
55 President and the man next to him is Peter Klym.
2: Mass picket.
3: Graham Cable scab entrance.
4: CWC strikers use the Graham Cable marquee to point out that scabs
are working during preview week.
Note: CWC strike supporters from the rest of the labour movement completely
jammed the Graham Cable telephone lines on preview weekend so that few
legitimate calls managed to get through. The supporters used automatic
dialing machines to jam the lines.
5-6: Scab vehicles.
7: Ann Newman CWC Local 50 is on the right.
8: Graham Cable windows are covered with scab stickers L-R: [unidentified], Ray Mortimer CWC Local 26, John Edwards CWC Local 25 and
Ron Page CWC Local 55 striking worker.
9-10: Linda Wilton CWC Local 50.
11: Graham Cable vehicle Is it safe to drive?
12: Strike supporters march on to Graham Cable property to plaster company
vehicles with scab stickers
13-14: Graham Cable strike supporters march off property after leaving
15: Going back for more.
16: L-R: Peter Klym, George Larter,[unidentifed], Linda Wilton,
17: L-R: Helen Middlebrooks, Peter Klym, [unidentified].
18: Graham Cable scabs vehicle.
19-20: Strike supporters continue to do their handiwork.
21-22: Graham Cable building - Scab and or management observing from
Graham Cable scabs leave the premises at 2 am. All of these photographs
were taken by the Toronto Star.
Note: These scabs went into work at 7 am the previous day. They did
not emerge until 2 am: on the day in question the CWC held a mass picket
at Graham Cable. It was not the first mass picket to be held at this
location. On previous occasions the scabs emerged at the end of their
shift and other than name calling there were no incidents. On this particular
day the scabs did not come out. We were at a loss in understanding the
reason why this occurred. Time passed and 7 pm approached and our line
was dwindling as people gradually left. The scabs still had not emerged.
On this night the Metro Toronto Labour Council held their regular meeting
on this night. We sent word to the officers that we could use picket
line support. Many showed up bolstering our lines once more. By 10-11
pm the scabs had still not emerged but the police showed up the labour
liaison officers were there their function was to ensure there was peace
in labour disputes and to resolve difficult picket line situations with
a minimum of fuss. They knew me and I knew them. They went into the
workplace and when they emerged they sought me out. At the time I was
the Ontario region VP of the union and as such I was the highest ranking
CWC official at the location.
The officers claimed that management had asserted that we were keeping
them and the scabs hostage. I denied that and pointed to several demonstrations
held at that location which had even greater numbers than this demonstration
and everyone came out without incident. The police asked me how
I thought it could be resolved. I stated they could come out at any
time and that they could have done that at any time up to then. However
when they came out they were going to walk past us. The police suggested
that all the strikers line up, link arms and stay that way until all
the scabs had emerged. They also proposed placing a line of officers
in front and in back of us and the scabs were to come out in groups
of two, three and four and then get into cabs. They stated that they
would attack our line if we did not keep our arms linked throughout
the entire process. After consulting with the strikers and our supporters
and explaining the proposal and the strict necessity to keep their arms
linked, we accepted the proposal.
The remaining mystery as to why the scabs had not come out as they had
in the past was not resolved until some time after a settlement was
imposed and the strikers were back at work. On the day this incident
occurred we had a number of super plastics strikers taking part in the
demonstration. Many of them were of East Indian Extraction and they
wore their traditional head wear. A management person looked out the
window and based on their presence deemed it unsafe for the scabs to
leave and refused to let them do so citing that they would not be responsible
if anything happened to anyone who might leave. None did so. Management
was correct the scabs were held hostage but not by the union. There
was a racist tinge to managements actions that day.
1: CWC strikers and supporters with backs to the camera facing the police
line waiting for the first scabs to emerge.
2-4: Scabs emerge.
5-6: Striking Graham Cable workers and their supporters jeer the scabs.
7-13: Scabs leaving Graham Cable workplace.
14: Police converse with management.
15-17: Scabs emerge under the watchful eyes of the police; striking
Graham Cable workers and their supporters in the background.
18: A lull in the action, L-R: Cynthia Down Graham Cable
striker and spouse Gary McEachern.
19: Management - the last to leave.
Album 24: Labour photographs - Communications Workers of Canada
CWC - Bell Canada Strike 1988:
Note: All of the photographs in this section were taken by Ed Seymour.
The section on the strike was put together by Bonnie Gibson CWC Local
42. The photographs pertain to the strike activities in Hamilton, Ont.
Later the Operator-Dining Service of the union was contracted out by
Bell. Bonnie and many operators opted for the buyout package rather
than work for the contractor at less than half of their previous wage.
At some point Bonnie was moving from her residence and during that process
she asked if I wished to have these photographs. As a result they came
into my possession once again.
Early days of the strike on Hunter Street 1:
1: Camera installed by Bell just prior to the strike.
2-3: L-R: Cynthia Tenute, [unidentified], Sue Davis, [unidentified]
, Lanny MacDonald, Mario Glavic, Bonnie Gibson, [unidentified], [unidentified].
4: L-R: Cynthia Tenute, [unidentified], Sue Davis.
5: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Mario Glavic,
Lanny Macdonald, Bonnie Gibson.
6: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Lanny Macdonald, Mario Glavic.
7: This person is a passerby who was upset because striking Bell workers
were blocking the sidewalk.
8-9: These people are either management or scabs. Bell shifted people
from one office or community to another to minimize the ability of the
striking Bell employees to identify the people who were crossing their
lines. We circulated photographs of the scabs among the different Bell
Locals and on occasion we were able to identify the individual.
10: Sue Davis.
11: Dave Wilson CWC Local 42 Pres.
12: L-R: [unidentified], Lanny Macdonald.
13: Gloria Hanson.
14: Bell vehicle.
15: Cynthia Tenute.
17: Dave Wilson.
18: Bell level 1 manager (foreman).
Note: Bell always referred to their managers with numbers, the higher
the number the higher the rank. When I was with the Communications Workers
of Canada I once estimated that there was one manager for every 2.8
employees. So much for managerial efficiency.
19: Faye Brandis.
20-21: Management or scab.
22: The police in Hamilton were fair during this strike.
23: Management or scabs.
24: Arko Yipma was a visually impaired Bell employee and a CWC member
who did his regular picket duty with his seeing eye dog. The dog has
just made it clear that he wasnt that fond of Bell either.
25-26: Management or scabs.
Early Days of the Strike on Hunter Street 2:
1: CWC striking workers getting briefed on the latest.
2: Management or scabs.
3: Striking CWC members in front of the Bell building on Hunter Street.
4: L-R: Cathy Painai (sp), Tracy Hanson.
5-6-7: Management or scabs.
9-5: Management or scabs.
16: Picketing in front of the Bell building on Hunter Street.
17-18: Four CWC members from the same family on strike. L-R: Tracy,
Gloria, Kelly and Chris Hanson.
19: Management or scab.
20: Bell vehicle.
21: Bell vehicle and scab.
Early Days of the Strike on Hunter Street 3:
9: L-R: Marlene Girvan, Janice Mark, Joan Bernhardt, Faye Brandis.
10: CWC Local member Jill Christenson.
11: Eunice Gills.
12: Wayne Marsden with megaphone and David Wilson CWC Local 42 Pres.
13: Crowd shot.
The Day We Went to Visit the Phone Center in Jackson Square:
1: Security (Oxymoron).
2: Bell staff.
3-4: We just made our contribution to the "festive" atmosphere
that Bell was attempting to portray.
5-6-7-8: Just hanging out.
9: We brought our own promotional material.
10: Security double the numbers, double the fun.
11: Bad shot.
12: L-R: [unidentified].
13: Aloha to Bell too.
14: Our signs are better.
Everyone Just Loves A Picnic:
1: Darcy Martin CWC National Rep.
2: Everyone likes a clown.
3: L-R: Cynthia Tenute, Janice Mark, Bonnie Gibson, [unidentified].
4: L-R: Bonnie Gibson, Cynthia Tenute, Janice Mark.
5-6-7: Children having fun.
8-9-10: A CWC members baby.
11: Cynthia Tenute.
Labour Day 1988:
1: Even Mayor Moreau supports Bell striking workers.
2-3: Getting ready for the parade.
4-14 Parade scenes.
15: Two young boys bundled up for warmth.
16-27: Parade scenes.
Misc Strike photographs:
1: L-R: Bonnie Gibson, Earl McCaul.
2: L-R: Mario Glavic, Bonnie Gibson.
3: L-R: Mario Glavic, Bonnie Gibson, Earl McCaul.
4: L-R: Bonnie Gibson, Cynthia Tenute.
After Strike Socials:
1-2: Seated L-R: [unidentified][unidentified]. .
Standing L-R: Earl McCaul, Oliver and Faye Brandis, Dave and Marlene
4: Seated L-R: [unidentified].
Standing L-R: Earl McCaul, Oliver and Faye Brandis, Dave and Marlene
5: Table shot.
6: Front: Oliver and Faye Brandis, Back: L-R: Janice Mark, Cynthia Tenute.
7: Table shot.
8: L-R: [unidentified], Earl McCaul.
9: L-R: Jule Trankner Bradley, Cynthia Tenute.
10: Cathy Panani, Dave Girvan.
11: L-R: [unidentified],
2: L-R: Dave Girvan, [unidentified].
3-4: Group shots.
5: L-R: Joan Bernhardt, [unidentified],
41: L-R: Oliver Brandis, [unidentified].
46: L-R: [unidentified], Bonnie Gibson, [unidentified].
49: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Faye Brandis,
7: L-R: Pauline Seville, [unidentified], [unidentified] , [unidentified].
8: L-R: Anne Marie Weibsnicki, [unidentified].
9: Carl Beveridge
11: Giant poster signed by Bills many friends. The photograph
is of Bill and United Farm Workers President Cesar Chavez.
12: L-R: Anne Marie Weibsnicki, Maureen Hynes and Carl Beveridge.
13: L-R: [unidentified]
23: Catching up on the news.
24: Dan McGee.
25: This beats walking.
1: Brenda Rewega.
4: John Ewasiw.
5: I think this is Dave Durnings son.
6-7: Injury received on the picket line.
9: Crowd shot.
10: Boycott Gainers sign.
1-3: Dan McGee unloading Boycott Gainers signs.
4: Vicki Beauchamp.
5: Dan McGee.
6: officers at head table.
7: Vern Darreaugh.
8: L-R: Kip Connolly, Dan McGee, John Ewasiw, Vern Darreaugh, Kevin
10: John Ewasiw.
11: Hugh McMeel.
13-14: Kip Connolly.
15: Vern Darreaugh.
17: John Ventura Pres. UFCW Local 280P.
18: Pig blood floods picket line (photograph of Edmonton Sun
Note: Someone messed up in the plant and the blood flowed into the street
rather than into the vats where it was supposed to go.
23: Dan McGee.
24: Gord Steele.
25: Mike Dalrymple.
26: Gerry Beauchamp.
Meetings, Song-Writing Workshop, etc.:
3: Ed Seymour.
5-7: Bed of nails.
8: Bike on a ramp.
9: Arlene Mantle.
12-14: Hot air balloons over Edmonton.
15: Arlene Mantle at song writing workshop.
16-17: Workshop participants.
18: Arlene Mantle.
19-21: Workshop participants.
22-23: Arlene Mantle.
24-25: Vicki Beauchamp.
26: Arlene Mantle.
27: Vern Darreaugh.
28: John Ewasiw.
29: Peter Boytzun.
30: Burns Meat Packing Plant in Edmonton meetings, song-writing workshop,
daycare trailer, etc.
Meetings, Song-Writing Workshop, Daycare Trailer, etc.
5: Burns Meat Packing Plant in the background.
11-13: Boycott Gainers - Change the Law lawn signs on private property
14: Police station.
17-18: Daycare trailer - Sonja Russell doing her part.
19: Ode to Dan (McGee) by his daughter Cheryl.
20: Sticker comparing Alberta to South Africa.
21-22: Arlene Mantle.
23: Just before a meeting. Note: Every meeting the union had during
the strike was packed. There was a minimum of one meeting a week.
24: Clinton Peevey.
25: Michelle Peevey.
26: Dave Durnings children.
29: Dave Durnings child.
30: Arlene Mantle.
Battle of 66th Street Introduced to Strikers - Union Charged
with Inciting to Riot:
Note: From the workshop led by Arlene Mantle a song was produced titled
The Battle of 66th Street. I attended the workshop. Arlene
asked each participant to give his/her impression of the strike. How
it impacted them and their families etc; as each participant expressed
his/her feelings The responses were written on flip chart paper and
then hung about the room. Arlene then took those responses and crafted
the song The Battle of 66th Street. All participants practiced
singing the song. It was decided to introduce the song to the strikers
on the picket line at noon. The time was selected because there was
a picket shift change at that time. Therefore more people would be introduced
to the song. None of us gave a thought to the fact that this would violate
the terms of the injunction imposed by the courts. As a result of this,
the union was charged with inciting to riot and fined $25,000. Negative
#4 depicts a little girl whom I have dubbed sophisticated lady.
As Arlene Mantle sang the song from the box of a truck this young girl
sat on the fender of the same truck and applauded the performance. Nothing
more than this happened that day yet the police showed up and the charges
1: Arlene Mantle.
2-3: Gainers building with security.
4: Activity around trailer as Arlene Mantle sings.
5: Dave Durning joins in.
6: Police begin to gather.
7-8: Police at the trailer.
9-10: L-R: Vicki Beauchamp, Arlene Mantle.
11-12: Striking workers as Arlene sings.
13: Gainers building - security still there.
14: Arlene Mantle.
15: L-R: Vicki Beauchamp, Arlene Mantle.
16: Gainers building with security at the window.
17-18: Police start to move towards strike trailer in force.
19: Striking workers at the strike trailer.
20: Police with the wagon.
26: Kip Connolly.
32: Vern Darreaugh.
34: Boycott Gainers Change the Law sign.
Pancake and Sausage Breakfast - July 1986:
1: Dan McGee.
2: Peter Boytzun.
3: Getting ready to serve.
4: Peter Boytzun
5: Dan McGee.
6: Lining up.
General photographs around Plant Picket Line etc.
1: Poster produced by a striking Gainers employee The Perfect
2: Gainers plant.
3: Fence surrounding plant.
4: Gainers plant security on top.
5: Inside the strike trailer.
6: Gainers truck.
7: Security inside the fence.
8: Gainers plant.
9: Entrance to 66th Street from Yellowhead Trail.
10: Pickets at plant.
Photographs near Plant and Strike Trailer ca. July 1986:
1: Gainers plant.
2: L-R: Gerry Beauchamp - Kevin Park
Note: This is one of the few photographs I have of Kevin Park. There
are several negatives of him in the Gainers collection though.
Kevin was by far the most effective staff rep involved in this strike
and in my opinion he was the most respected by the striking employees.
Kevin passed away in 2007 and at the time I sent most of the photographs
to his wife Yvonne. Somehow I missed this one or I would have sent it
3-4: Gainers plant.
5: Nothing in this truck.
Note: One of the tactics of Gainers was to have trucks leave the plant
to give the impression that they were filled with product. We had contacts
inside the plant who fed us information about the amount of product
produced, where it was shipped etc. We also had the police radio monitored,
as well as the band which the truckers used. Some of the truckers were
helpful as well. Because of this we were able to pick up the truck some
distance from the plant and follow it to its destination.
9: Rick Chaba
Ed Seymours Birthday July 30 1986:
1: Birthday cake.
2: Gainers plant.
3: L-R: Kevin Park and Vicki Beauchamp.
Album 27: Labour photographs The Gainers Strike June 1, 1986
to December 14 1986
Dance in Fort McMurray:
Note: The oil workers at Suncor in Fort McMurray, Alberta were on strike
at the same time as the Gainers Strike occurred. A group of strikers
from Gainers went to display their solidarity. I went to the dance at
the last minute. On the day in question I was at the office that was
set up for me at the Sands Motel. I received a phone call that a sheriff
was at the strike trailer and he had a subpoena for me to testify at
one of the many court hearings. The union wanted to avoid having me
testify if at all possible. It was suggested that I go to the dance
in Fort McMurray so as to avoid being served. I agreed and I left the
office immediately. As I was walking down the hall out of the motel
I noticed the sheriff coming in my direction. I simply smiled and said
hello. For some reason he did not recognize me and I went to Fort McMurray.
I was never served and I never testified.
3: Nancy Riche CLC Vice President.
6: L-R: Dave Durning at the microphone, Dave Werlin, Nancy Riche.
8-10: Looking for their size in Boycott Gainers shirts and hats.
11: Renee Peevey on the right.
12: Rick Chaba on the left.
14-15-16: Picket Line Suncor - Fort McMurray
17: Renee Peevey is behind the policeman
Premiers Conference - Breakfast at Premier Gettys Home:
Note: in August 1986 there was a premiers conference in Edmonton
Alberta. There was a breakfast-brunch at Premier Gettys house
on a Sunday and later in the week there was a luncheon at one of the
hotels. Gainers strikers and their supporters were there for both events.
We were not invited to dine with them. There were no incidents but by
far the most miserable of the attendees was Premier Peckford of Newfoundland.
He was one of the most ignorant individuals I have ever encountered
on a picket line. The most courteous and supportive was Premier Ghiz
from Prince Edward Island. We never did get to see Getty.
1: Gainers Strikers - Vicki Beauchamp is in the center.
2-3: Premier Gettys house.
4: UFCW International Rep. Kip Connolly.
5: Gainers strikers.
6: Vicki Beauchamp in front on the right.
7: Strikers and supporters.
8: I cannot recall who was in this car - it could be press given that
all the Premiers arrived by bus.
10: Picketers and supporters.
11: Catering service arrives - we surmised that Mrs. Getty did not prepare
12: The line stretched out.
13 The food arrives.
14: Soon after the Premiers arrive.
15: Strikers and supporters.
16: The press.
18: Premier Tony Penikett - Yukon (1985-1992).
19: Manitoba Premier Howard Pauley speaking to Don Aiken Sec. Treas.
Alberta Federation of Labour.
20: Manitoba Premier Howard Pauley speaking to the press.
30-31: The ever present police.
Edmonton Folk Festival August 1986:
1-2: Parachutists landing.
3-6: Boycott Gainers Balloons were distributed to all who would take
8-12: Entertainment representing various countries.
13: Boycott Gainers sign.
14: More entertainment.
15-16: Craftsman from the Netherlands exhibit making wooden shoes.
17-20: More entertainment.
22: Entertainers in their native costume.
23-25: More entertainment.
27-28: Entertainers and part of the crowd.
32: The Edmonton Skyline.
36: Aren't I Cool?
Edmonton Folk Festival:
1-2-3-4: More Boycott Gainers balloons.
8-9-10: More entertainment.
13: More entertainment.
18-19-20-21: More children.
Edmonton Folk Festival:
1-6: Entertainment and crowd.
7-9: The Caped Crusader.
Premiers Conference: Luncheon at the Edmonton Inn:
1: Edmonton Inn sign welcomes Premiers (no welcome sign for us).
2: Police car.
3-4: Gainers pickets.
5: Chris Barker and her children.
8: These people are going to the lunch.
9-11: L-R: Renee Peevey, Vicki Beauchamp.
12-13: L-R: Renee Peevey, Vicki Beauchamp.
14: Front: Vicki Beauchamp Back: Renee Peevey.
15-17: Peter Porklington.
18: L-R: Rick Chaba Vicki Beauchamp and Peter Porklington.
19: Vicki Beauchamp and behind are L-R: Rick Chaba, [unidentified],
20: Peter Porklington.
21: L-R: Peter Porklington, Ray Martin Alberta NDP Leader, Dave Werlin
Pres. Alberta Federation of Labour.
22: Ray Martin.
23: L-R: Ray Martin and Don Aiken Sec Treas Alberta Fed.
24-25: These people are going to the lunch.
26: L-R: Renee Peevey, [unidentified], Vicki Beauchamp, Rick Chaba and
27: Alberta Premier Don Getty on the left.
29-30: PEI Premier Joe Ghiz.
32: The press.
Premiers Conference: luncheon at The Edmonton Inn:
1: Strikers and supporters.
2: Howard Pawley Premier of Manitoba.
3: David Peterson Premier of Ontario.
4: L-R: Renee Peevey, [unidentified], Rick Chaba, Vicki Beauchamp, Peter
Porklington (aka Mike Dalrymple).
5: Peter Porklington.
6: Strikers and press.
7-8: Tony Penikett Premier Yukon.
9-10: William Vander Zalm Premier of British Columbia.
Vicki Beauchamp's Birthday Party.
1: Birthday cake.
2: Vicki Beauchamp is in the forefront.
3-4: Vicki Beauchamp is on the left.
5: Mike Dalrymple is on the left.
6: Vicki Beauchamp.
7: Birthday cake.
8-9: L-R: Children, Mike Dalrymple, [unidentified], Vicki Beauchamp.
2: Fred Finley with a You Can't Jail the Strike bumper sticker
on his shirt.
Art and Poetry Contest:
Note: during the strike the union had a separate trailer which was used
as a day care center.
It didnt take us long to realize that the
childrens art and poetry often had a strike related theme. The
idea developed to have an art and poetry contest with small prizes given
to the winners in each category
1-2-3: Vicki Beauchamp on the right.
4: Looking at the art and poetry.
5: The press arrived for the announcement of the winners.
6-7: The winners.
Note: Most if not all of these people participated in a training seminar
for the boycott tour across Canada. The purpose of the tour was to raise
money for the strike, to encourage the boycott of Gainers products,
and to inform the public about the issues in the strike. The participants
had to be able to address the press and to be able to handle questions
about the violence on the picket line. During the course each person
had to address the audience three times. Each participant made a presentation
to a simulated press conference, a union audience and a non-union audience
after which each participant was required to answer questions related
to the strike. Only participants who could complete these tasks comfortably
were permitted to go on the tour. All of the participants were Gainers
1: Lyn Sharon.
2: Rick Chaba.
3: Mike McIsaac
4: Mike Dalrymple.
5: Renee Peevey.
6: Peter Holtbein.
7: Gerry Brown.
8: Sonja Russell.
9: Al Russell.
10: Ron Roblin.
11: Al Williamson.
12: Ray Bryan.
13: Kelly Conroy.
14: Art Stinson.
15: [Unidentified] I do not think she participated in the tour.
16: Dan McGee.
17: CLC Rep Rick Byrne.
18: Mike McIsaac CLC Rep.
19: Kip Connolly UFCW Staff.
20: CLC Rep. Rick Byrne.
21: Chris Barker Note: this photograph was not taken at the time the
course was conducted but because Chris participated in the Boycott Tour
I have included it here. Another person who participated in the Boycott
Tour and whose photograph is not included here is Mark Dudka.
5: Dave Werlin Pres. Alberta Federation of Labour.
9: John Ewasiw.
16: Vern Darreaugh VP, UFCW.
26: Scab bus.
27: Security on Gainers property.
2: 3-4: [unidentified]
5-6-7-8-9: Handing out Boycott Gainers leaflets to the public.
10: Sign crew delivering Boycott Gainers lawn signs to private residents.
11: Boycott Gainers stickers are everywhere.
12: Band, but I cannot recall the event.
13-17: Fall fair.
Album 28: Labour photographs The Gainers Strike June 1, 1986
to December 14, 1986
1: Peter Pocklington greeted by Gainers strikers after he arrives
at airport on his return from fishing trip in a bid to raise money.
Note: Peter Pocklington went on a fishing trip with selected individuals
to raise money. We were informed by one of the airline unions of the
trip. The strikers were there to greet him upon his return. The passenger
list is included with the Gainers files
Information pickets at Macmillan Bathurst and Domtar plants:
Note: I am not entirely certain of the exact time these photographs
were taken nor do I recall who took them.
1: RCMP and pickets.
2: I do not know if this person is management from the plant or a plain
3-10: Pickets and police.
11: Just hanging out.
12: View of the plant on the road.
13: Management or police taking photographs of the strikers while the
strikers take photographs of them.
19: Pickets and RCMP.
20: Mgmt. or Plain Clothes Police.
30: McMillan Bathurst sign.
Arrest of Gainers Strikers for Secondary Picketing:
1-5: Arrest of Picketers.
7: Sample of Gainers Product.
Departing Edmonton for the Boycott Tour:
Note: Gainers Strikers departed for every province as part of the Boycott
2: Vicki Beauchamp (went to Ontario)
3-4: Front: L-R: Sonja and Al Russell (went to Ontario) Vicki Beauchamp
Back: L-R: Renee Peevey (went to Nfld. and later to Ontario) Mike Dalrymple
(went to Ontario) Gerry Brown (went to Nfld.)
5-6: L-R Front: Sonja and Al Russell, Vicki Beauchamp, Kelly Conroy
Back L-R: Renee Peevey, Mike Dalrymple, Gerry Brown.
7-8: Front: Sonja and Al Russell, Vicki Beauchamp Back: L-R: Renee Peevey,
Mike Dalrymple, Gerry Brown, Kelly Conroy.
9-10: L-R: Michelle Peevey, Cari-Lynn Peevey.
11: L-R: Michelle, Cari-Lynn and Clinton Peevey.
12: L-R: Vicki and Gerry Beauchamp (Gerry went to Quebec).
13: Kelly Conroy.
14: Vicki Beauchamp.
15-16: Al Russell.
17: L-R: Vicki Beauchamp Mike Dalrymple and Renee Peevey.
18: Mike Dalrymple.
19: Front to Back: Sonja Russell, Vicki Beauchamp, Al Russell, Gerry
Brown, Renee Peevey, Mike Dalrymple and Kelly Conroy.
20: L-R: Renee Peevey, Mike Dalrymple, Vicki Beauchamp and Kelly Conroy.
21: Boycott Gainers sign.
22: Front: L-R: Renee Peevey, Sonja and Al Russell, Vicki Beauchamp.
Back: L-R: Mike Dalrymple Gerry Brown and Kelly Conroy.
Labour Day Parade Toronto 1986:
1: Gainers strikers given prominence in Toronto Labour Day parade.
2: L-R: Displaying the 'You Cant Jail the Strike banner
are Mike Dalrymple, Al Russell and Vicki Beauchamp.
3-4: Peter Porklington (aka Mike Dalrymple).
5: View of parade.
6: Car with signs urging the public not to purchase Gainers or Swifts
7: Peter Porklington discovers Toronto Police are friendlier than Edmonton
8-9: Views of the parade.
10: Truck with Boycott Gainers signs.
11-12: Peter Porklington riding in style.
13: View of parade.
14: Truck with signs urging Boycott of Gainers and Swifts products.
15-16: View of parade.
17: Vehicle with boycott signs.
18: View of parade.
19: Car with Boycott Gainers signs.
20: Vicki Beauchamp and Peter Porklington.
21-22-23-24-25: Views of parade.
26: L-R: Vicki Beauchamp, Peter Porklington and Kevin Park.
27: Entering the CNE.
28: View of parade.
29: L-R: Vicki Beauchamp, Peter Porklington, Al Russell Lead UFCW contingent.
Gainers Boycott Tour - Labour Day St. John's Nfld.:
Note: These photographs but were given to me by Renee Peevey who was
part of the boycott tour delegation sent to Newfoundland.
1: Boycott Gainers float.
2-6: Various parade floats.
8-12: Various floats.
13: Boycott Gainers float.
Boycott Tour Newfoundland Sept. 1986:
These photographs but they were given to me by Renee Peevey. In all
likelihood they were taken by her but I am not entirely certain about
1-3: Drydock Marystown Nfld.
4: Fish packing plant.
5-6: Executive members of several union locals in Marystown Nfld.
7: Fish plant worker Marystown.
8: [unidentified], Stockley and John Blackmore.
9: Workers in fish plant.
10: Gerry and Louise Short.
11: John and Val Blackmore - Renee Peevey stayed with the Blackmores
while in Newfoundland.
12: Oil rig in the harbour in Marystown.
Plant Gate Collections in aid of Gainers strike Kitchener and Hamilton
1-2: Hoffman Plant Gate Collection - Kitchener
3-5: United Electrical Workers Plant Gate Collection Hamilton Sept.
Gainers Strikers at the Canadian Auto Workers Center in Port Elgin Ont.:
1-2: Sonja Russell at the podium.
3: Al Russell at the podium.
4: Sonja Russell.
5-6: Vince Gentile UFCW staff rep. at the podium.
7: Sonja Russell at the podium.
8: L-R: Sonja and Al Russell at the Education Center Sign.
9: Participants at the CAW Education Center.
1: Fenastras banner.
6: Dave Durning on the left.
11: Fenastras banner.
13: Dave Durning on the right.
17: Alberta Legislative Assembly.
18-19: Front L-R: Bill Sloggett, Brian Hildebrandt, Darryl Jackman Back:
L-R: Jim Prasad, Herta Franke, Alfred Steinke, Jose Alfonso. Ron Emmons
(partly concealed), Ernie Lakusta, Wayne Adidas Gus Thibeault.
20: Back of the coveralls worn by Gainers Strikers.
Note: The courts ordered the strikers not to use Boycott Gainers signs
in their secondary picketing. In response the strikers purchased orange
coveralls and had Boycott Gainers affixed to the back. The courts later
banned that as well.
1: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Peter Boytzun, Kip Connolly
5: Gainers makes wieners with scabs button.
1-2: Meeting Participants.
3-4: I [unidentified]
5: Jose Alfonso
13: Meeting participants.
Album 29: Labour photographs The Gainers Strike June 1, 1986
to December 14 1986
Note: These photographs were taken by Gainers striker Vic McIvor:
1-26: All of these photographs are of an accident involving one of the
Gainers scab buses. It was obviously the fault of the driver of the
bus in that he rear ended the vehicle in front of him.
Leonard Formansky Retirement:
1: Street shot.
3-4-5: Leonard Formansky.
6: Vic McIvor.
7-8: Leonard Formansky.
9: Vic McIvor.
10: They always give you a clock when you retire.
11-12: Leonard Formansky.
13: Retirement cake.
15: L-R: [unidentified], Leonard Furmansky.
16: Plant and Pickets.
Pembina By-Election: Tory Meeting Sherwood Park
Note: We attended this meeting quite by accident. I received a telephone
call from Edmonton Sun Reporter Theresa Kellher(sp) asking me
if we were going to be at the rally at Sherwood Park that night. I asked
what rally and she replied the Conservative Partys rally for the
Pembina by-election. With everything else that was going on we had not
been too concerned about the election but I said yes of course we will
be there. We contacted as many strikers as possible for a hastily called
meeting in a field some distance from the plant. I informed them that
we were going to become Tories and we would attend the rally if possible.
I instructed everyone to remove all of the buttons, pins etc. that would
identify them as striking Gainers employees. The plan was to have as
many of us to get into the rally as possible and to disrupt the meeting
when Brian Mulroney spoke. Those who were not successful in getting
in were to take out the boycott Fainers signs and picket the facility.
As it turned out everyone got in. We were unaware that in the crowd
that night there was approximately 300 Dandelions, an organization of
unemployed oil patch workers. With approximately three hundred Gainers
strikers we collectively represented a majority of the crowd estimated
at about 1,000. While we had intended to begin to create a ruckus when
the Prime Minister spoke the Dandelions began to disrupt the meeting
from the outset. The meeting started at 7 pm and was over by 7:45 in
a total shambles. Brian Mulroney totally lost it. At the time I was
amazed that the Prime Minister had so little self control. I had attended
contract vote meetings that were more disruptive.
1: Welcome Brian and MILA sign.
2: I do not know if this person was a striker or just a supporter.
3: Tory candidate sign.
4: Virtually all of the people in the balcony are Dandelions.
5: Tory big wigs.
6: Part of the crowd.
7: Joe Clark and Brian Mulroney.
8: The platform guests.
11: Ed Seymour (l do not recall who took this photograph of me).
Misc Individual photographs:
4-5: Renee Peevey.
1: Peter Porklington.
5: Dan McGee.
6: L-R: Chris Barker, Vic McIvor, [unidentified].
8: Ron Roblin.
12: Vic McIvor.
15: L-R: John Steele Local 280P Treasurer, Dave Mercer Legal Counsel,
20: Ron Roblin.
22: Peter Pocklington on the left.
23: Mike Dalrymple on the left.
4: Al Russell.
5: Kelly Conroy.
6: Dan McGee on the left.
7: Al Russell.
10: Don Aitken on the right.
11: L-R: Chris Barker, Mike Dalrymple, Dan McGee.
Note: Based on the photographs in this section. I think it took me some
time to have these photographs developed. They were processed on December
18 but it is obvious from the first photograph that it was taken on
5: Kip Connolly.
6: Dave Werlin.
7: John Ventura.
8-9: Meeting participants.
10: Gerry Beauchamp.
1: Noel Stoodley - CLC Rep.
2-3: Strikers and supporters in front of plant.
4-5: Adding our own spin to the traffic signs.
6: L-R: [unidentified], Vicki Beauchamp.
8-9: Gainers plant and pickets.
Ratification Meeting Dec. 1986:
1-3: Meeting attendees.
9: Kip Connolly.
10: Faces in the crowd.
11: Assessing the offer.
12: The flag waved for one last time.
13: The crowd.
14: Casting their vote on the offer.
17: Support Edmonton Co-ops banner.
Christmas Party Dancers.
2 -20 These dancers were part of the entertainment for the childrens
21: Chris Barker.
22-26: Children Santa and Families.
Note: In previous years the union always asked Pocklington to donate
a number of autographed hockey sticks to be given out as gifts to the
children. Because of the strike local union officials decided to write
to Wayne Gretzky directly to request autographed hockey sticks. Subsequent
to this request and at one of the few meetings between the company and
the union Pocklington walked in carrying a number of sticks. He approached
Mike Dalrymple, offered him the sticks, and in doing so said in
the future if you want anything from Gretzky ask me.
Christmas Gift Distribution #1:
After Thanksgiving Day we began to turn our thoughts to Christmas and
wondered how we could ensure that the children of strikers would have
a good Christmas. We decided to collect the names of every child 14
and under and put an appeal out to trade unionists across the country.
We matched names of children with donors who packaged the gift(s) and
personally addressed them. The response from the labour movement and
other organizations was so overwhelming that we were able to extend
the effort to the children of strikers at Suncor in Fort McMurray and
to the children of strikers at Zeidlers.
In the process of collecting the names we asked each child to write
a letter to Santa. I recall one letter in particular where one child
stated that he/she did not want any gifts but if it was possible he/she
wanted his brother/sister to receive a gift instead.
One striker Mike Dalrymple in seeing the tremendous response and having
children of his own was moved to comment that he and his wife Margaret
would be hard pressed in following years to give his children as great
a Christmas as they would have in 1986.
It is important to understand that the local union had its regular childrens
Christmas party at which each child was presented a gift which they
opened at that time. The gift campaign was something entirely different.
The gifts were given to the parents to be opened on Christmas morning.
Almost three tons of gifts from union families from every province and
territory reached Edmonton. The gifts included toys, clothes, jewellery,
wristwatches and much more. One family on placing the gifts they had
received for their children under the tree came across an envelope addressed
to them. The envelope contained a cheque for five hundred dollars with
a note explaining it was for them so that they might have a good Christmas
as well. Needless to say when the gifts arrived there was a tremendous
amount of work to be done to ensure that the gifts were distributed
to the proper destination. The gifts were sorted to make distribution
as easy as possible. Each family was called and a time was set to pick
up the gifts for their family. Of course it had to be done to accommodate
There were few snags but there is one I recall. One family lived in
the country some distance from Edmonton. After he picked up the gifts
for his children and left we found a second package for him. This meant
he had to make a second trip. Later we discovered yet a third package
addressed to his family and called him yet again. When he arrived yet
a third time the people who were doing the sorting and distributing
of the gifts apologized for inconveniencing him. At this the man simply
broke down and cried saying that the generosity of total strangers to
his family was something which he had never experienced in his life.
Chris Barker did the major portion of the work in gathering the names,
matching children with families to ensure that no one was missed. There
were many Gainers employees who were related so we had to be certain
that Mary Smith was Bill Smiths child and not Joe Smiths
child. Chris Barker did all of that.
1: Member of the Suncor Local at Fort McMurry - He is thanking the members
of Local 280P for including his local in the Christmas Gift Campaign
and explaining how much it was appreciated by his membership.
2-4: Santa distributing the gifts (this was for publicity purposes
the gifts were not opened).
5-8: Sorting through the gifts.
Christmas Gift Distribution #2:
1: Ed Seymour and Santa Claus.
2: Christmas tree.
3: Some of the gifts sent to the children of Gainers strikers from all
Note: On attempting to take a photograph of all of the gifts I found
that I was unable to do so with my own camera because I could not get
far enough back to include all of the packages.
Christmas Carolling: #1:
When the agreement was ratified the Local held a Christmas session.
Before leaving Edmonton I also got together with a number of the people
who had contributed above and beyond. The Gainers strike for me was
a trade union experience the memories of which I cherish to this day.
It was an example of trade unionism at its very best.
1: Mike Dalrymple introducing his child to Santa Claus.
3: Sonja Russell in forefront John Ventura behind her.
4: John Ventura.
5-9: Crowd participating in the carolling.
10: Michelle Peevey.
12: Dinner with friends.
13: Noel Thomas and his wife.
14: Mike Dalrymple and his wife Margaret.
Christmas Carolling #2:
1: Part of the crowd.
2: Vicki Beauchamp in the foreground.
3: Part of the crowd.
4: Ed Seymour on the left and Vicki Beauchamp on the right.
5: Part of the crowd
Edmonton - Education Course and Dance #1 in February or March 1987
Local 280 P held a training session for local stewards and a dance was
held in conjunction with that course. Kevin Park and I were invited
to attend and we did.
1-3: Participants at course.
5-6: Renee Peevey, Yvonne Park.
10: Ray Bryan on the right.
13: L-R: Renee Peevey, Sonja Russell.
14: Al Russell is on the right.
After Strike Party #2:
1: Ed Seymour presenting John Ventura with a framed copy of the Battle
of 66th Street Its Your Fight Too poster.
Chris Barker photograph and thank you note.
Note: I have included this photograph of Chris Barker because she was
a very integral part of the Gainers strike. Chris worked on the kill
floor of the plant which was a very difficult job. As a result she had
developed severe carpel tunnel syndrome and a number of other health
related problems. At the outset of the strike Chris did her part by
making sandwiches for the strikers which were delivered daily to the
strike trailer. She and her children made over 100,000 sandwiches during
the strike. Chris also acted on behalf of Gainers workers before the
workers compensation board. She was responsible for winning many high
profile cases for these workers resulting in millions of dollars in
both compensation and pension benefits. As noted earlier she was the
person who did the vast majority of the work in pulling together the
information required for the childrens Christmas gift campaign.
She was also part of the boycott tour. Owing to family responsibilities
she only spoke to groups in Alberta. She did not return to the plant
after the strike but she did return to university. Unfortunately Chris
died a few years ago from multiple health problems. Her note to me says
you taught me strength. I did not. She had it in abundance
long before I came along. I have learned throughout my union life that
it is not always the union leader who inspires in a strike. It is most
often those who are just working to provide for their families without
fanfare who emerge as the true leaders. Chris was such a person. She
had courage in abundance, she had compassion by the ton and she could
outwork anybody. When many were too tired to go on Chris was just getting
started. It was an immense privilege to have known her and to be able
to call her friend.
Album 30: Labour photographs The CCF and the NDP
Note: These photographs are filed back to front; there are negatives
and slides for some of the photographs. There is one negative of a group
with a sign (Audrey) for which I no longer have the matching photograph.
Where possible I have credited the photograph to its correct source.
1: Richard Arthur Rigg MLA Winnipeg ca. 1920 (Manitoba Archives).
2: J S Woodsworth.
3: First CCF Caucus: L-R: T C (Tommy) Douglas, Angus McInnis, A A Heaps,
J S Woodsworth, M J Coldwell, Grace McInnis, Grant McNeil.
4: L-R: Clarie Gillis MP (Cape Breton) David Lewis CCF National Secretary,
M J Coldwell CCF National Leader, P E Wright (Saskatoon) F R Scott CCF
4A: L-R: David Lewis, Mme. Terese Casgrain and Stanley Knowles.
5: Reading Room Woodsworth House Ottawa.
6: Tommy and Irma Douglas - Toronto Telegram photograph.
7: Ontario Committee for the New Democratic Party at the Founding Convention
Niagara Falls. Seated L-R: [unidentified], Mike Fenwick, Murdo Martin,
Lorne Ingle, Donald C Macdonald (Leader), [unidentified], George C Watson,
Bill Punnett, [unidentified].
Standing L-R: Morden Lazarus, [unidentified], [unidentified], Doc Ames,
George Barlow, Reg Gisborn, Henry Weisbach, David Archer. Ontario Federation
of Labour photograph.
8: Tommy Douglas - Rally OKeefe Center 1962 - Toronto Star Syndicate
9: United Rubberworkers Labour Day float - Tony Honeywood photograph.
10: NDP Convention registration table L-R: Iona Samis, Olive Smith,
11: T C (Tommy) Douglas raises hands in victory newly elected Federal
NDP Leader in 1961 - NDP photograph.
12: Textile Workers Union of America Canadian Director J Harold Daoust
with T C (Tommy) Douglas - NDP photograph.
13: NDP Founding Convention 1961.
14: L-R: Tommy Douglas M J Coldwell.
15: M J Coldwell - NDP photograph.
16: Tommy Douglas - Karsh photograph.
17: Tommy gets pinned L-R: Tommy Douglas Irma Douglas, [unidentified].
18: L-R: Monty Davidson Sr. Charles (Bud) Clark June Sexton George C
19: Robert Cliche NDP Quebec Leader at podium - Federal photographs.
20: Tommy Douglas Rally Maple Leaf Gardens 1962 Toronto Telegram
21: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], Olive Smith Tony Honeywood
22: Ed Schreyer - Premier of Manitoba (1969-1977) Manitoba Archives.
Note: photographs 23 to 30 were taken by Ed Seymour and all of them
pertain to the 1971 NDP Federal Leadership Convention.
23: Jim Laxer is at the podium and David Lewis is standing behind him.
24: John Harney is at the podium.
25: Ed Broadbent is at the podium.
26: Convention floor.
27: Irma Douglas is at the podium.
28: John Harney is at the podium.
29: Jim Laxer is at the podium.
30: Irma and Tommy Douglas.
31: Federal NDP Leader David Lewis railway workers demonstration in
Ottawa on August 30, 1973.
32: David Lewis campaigning in York South 1974 - Julien Le Bourdais
33: Federal NDP Convention 1975 - Joe Surich photograph.
34: Monty Davidson NDP Provincial Nomination Meeting Cambridge 1975:
L-R: Brett, Monty shaking hands with Jack Kersell University of Waterloo
professor and Glenn Davidson.
35: L-R: Stephen Lewis Monty Davidson at nomination meeting 1975.
36: Stephen Lewis Ontario NDP Leader being interviewed by the press.
37: L-R: Monty Davidson Max Saltsman Member of Parliament Waterloo South
- Max was first elected in a 1964 by-election.
38: Monty Davidson and IDS family on winning the NDP nomination in 1975:
L-R: Glenn, Brett, Gregg, Monty, Marg, Brad, Debbie, Dean.
39: Dan Heap elected Member of Parliament Spadina Riding Toronto 1981.
40: David Lewis speaking at the TWUA Canadian Conference 1981.
41: Ian Deans NDP MPP Hamilton - Ken James photograph.
42: Lorne Nystrom Federal NDP Leadership Candidate 1975 John
43: Ed Broadbent Federal NDP Leader 1976 - Montreal Star photograph.
44: Stephen Lewis Ontario NDP Leader (1970-1978)
45: Michael Cassidy Ontario NDP Leader 1981
46: Ed Broadbent Federal NDP Leader
47: Michael Cassidy Ontario NDP Leader
48: L-R: Dennis McDermott Canadian Director United Automobile Workers,
Vic Skurjat Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board Manager Ed Broadbent
Federal NDP leader .
Note: There are negatives for photographs numbered 2-4-8-10-11-15-16-18.
There is also a negative for which I no longer have the matching photograph.
That negative is un-numbered.
There are slides for photographs numbered 8-11-15-16-18-31.
Album 31: photographs of Aboriginals
Manitoba Archives photographs:
1: Sitting Bull ca.1898
2: Men of the Deer Lake Band ca.1910: A V Thomas collection.
3: Women of the Deer Lake East Band c.1910 - A V Thomas collection.
4: Deer Lake Native with two wives ca.1910 - A V Thomas collection.
5: Dufferin Ave Market Winnipeg 1915 W J Sisler collection.
6: Public health nursing demonstration and school class 1916 Foote collection.
7: Grey Owl (1888-1938).
8: Natives Northern Manitoba C 1920 R W Patterson collection.
9: Natives Churchill Manitoba 1927 R W Patterson collection.
Note: There are no photographs for these slides:
2: Riel and Metis.
3: Metis arrested.
Native rights demonstration Hamilton, Ontario Sept. 1990:
Note: All of the following photographs were taken by Ed Seymour.
1: L-R: Cynthia Tenute, Bob Jaggard, [unidentified].
2: Part of the crowd.
4: Honour Aboriginal Rights banner.
8: Support Mohawks in Oka banner.
9-15 Part of the crowd.
16: Killer Golf - Conservative Shame banner.
Native Rights Demonstration Sept 1990 #2:
1-4: Part of the Crowd.
5: Negotiate not intimidate press in army out sign.
6: Stop army intimidation sign.
7-9: Part of the crowd.
10: Respect is reciprocal sign.
11: Respect is reciprocal and where are leaders away fishing while the
slaughter goes on - shame Canada shame weaklings signs.
12: Part of the crowd.
13: A couple of reserves heading to the armories.
14-15: Marching to the armouries.
16: At the armouries.
17: Marching back to Gore Park.
18-24 Watched from above.
Album 32: Labour photographs May Day Mayworks and the Ontario
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
Note: Unless otherwise indicated all photographs in this album were
taken by Edward E. Seymour.
Buttons and Badges
1: Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre banner.
2: Framed union and political badges - part of Ed Seymour collection.
Straight stitching cast - Mayworks 1987:
1: Straight stitching cast.
May Day Parade and Mayworks 1987:
1: May Day banner.
2: Hands off Nicaragua End Apartheid Now banner.
3: Ironworkers Local 721 banner.
4-6: May Day parade participants.
7: Brenda Wall.
9-10: Peace banner.
11-19: Entertainment participants
21: Michael Lyons Pres Labour Council Metro Toronto.
22: Patty Clancy.
24: Arlene Mantle on the right.
25: Arlene Mantle third from the left.
27: L-R: Ross Sutherland, Nancy Bayly.
30: L-R: Darcy Martin Ann Park.
31: L-R: Carl Beveridge Catherine Macleod.
32: Yvonne Park.
33: Doug Seymour.
34: Catherine Macleod's son Grayson.
35: Nahraine Martin.
36: L-R: Marg Mccoll, Candy Zimmerman, Ann Newman, Marnie Veale.
37: Catherine Macleod.
38: Lynn Margeson.
39: Lynn Margeson on the right.
40: George Larter on the left and Lynn Margeson on the right.
41: Lynn Margeson and Rory Hawes.
4-5: Dierdre Gallagher.
6-7: Donna Robinson.
9-10: Mary Rowles.
11-13: Arlene Mantle.
Local 50 raffle photograph:
Note: I just gathered some of the material I had: books, posters, pins
badges etc, put it together and photographed it. This was the result.
1-7: Various photographs of the same subject.
Album 33: Labour photographs CLC Sponsored Tour of Washington
DC, Rutgers University, Mexico City and Cuernavaca, Mexico 1974 and
CLC Sponsored Tour Geneva, Switzerland Mid-1980s
CLC sponsored tour of Washington DC (AFL-CIO) building, Rutgers
University, Mexico City, Cuernavaca Mexico 1975 and CLC sponsored tour
to Geneva, Switzerland (ILO) mid-1980s.
Tour Washington DC, etc.:
1: AFL-CIO building, Washington DC.
2-3: John F Kennedy Memorial Arlington Cemetery Washington DC.
4: Spreading the word.
5-6: The White House.
7: Harry Jacks Education Director Canadian Brotherhood of Railway and
Transport Workers (CBRT) and Ken Fraser PSAC Organizing and Education
8: L-R: Jean Bezusky Registrar Labour College of Canada, [unidentified],
Bert Hepworth CLC Education Director, Gower Markle Education Director
9: L-R: Larry Wagg CLC Ontario Education Director, Fred Hoehler Jr.
Harold Stafford, Jim Brechin CLC education staff.
10: L-R: [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Harold Stafford.
Gower Markle USWA Education Director (touring grounds of the AFL-CIO
Labour Studies Centre in Silver Spring, Maryland).
11: ORIT sign Cuernavaca.
12: Labour representatives from South America.
I3: Jim Brechin second from the left.
14: L-R: Jim Brechin, Ken Fraser PSAC, Jean Jacques Jauniaux CLC Quebec
15: Young boy selling newspapers in Mexico City (it was not an uncommon
sight to see children selling in the streets even late at night).
16: Bert Hepworth third from the left.
18: Larry Wagg and Bert Hepworth on the right.
19: CLC Education Director Bert Hepworth seen with trade union representatives
at Unidad Kennedy - a housing project in Mexico City.
20-21: Participants in CLC Study Tour pose with the Women's Auxiliary
of Unidad Kennedy. Sixth from the left is Gower Markle Canadian Education
Director USWA, 8th from the left is Jean Jacques Jauniaux CLC Quebec
Education Director and on the right is Ken Fraser PSAC Organizing and
22: Young boy on Unidad Kennedy grounds.
23: Courtyard at Cuernavaca.
24: Gower Markle walking behind the three individuals in front.
25: Part of the Canadian delegation on the balcony of our residence
26: Gower Markle - front - center with labour representatives from South
27: Jean Bezusky and Jean Jacques Jauniaux pose with two police officers
in Mexico City.
28: L-R: Jim Brechin, John Simonds and Bert Hepworth.
29: Canadian Labour Tour participants: Left side: Ed Seymour, TWUA,
Jim Brechin CLC, Ken Fraser, PSAC, [unidentified], Larry Wagg, CLC,
Belle Jacks, Right side seated; Jean Bezusky, Labour College Registrar,
Jean Jacques Jauniaux CLC Quebec Education Director; Standing L-R: [unidentified],
John Simonds CLC Executive Director.
CLC sponsored tour to Geneva (ILO) Mid-1980s (negatives included) -
Ed Seymour photographs
Note: A number of trade union delegates from all over Canada went. While
there, we attended sessions and the ILO during the weekend. Four of
us, namely Bob Gower, Ed Seymour, Linda Parsons and Joy Langan (Joy
was later elected to the House of Commons and served from 1988 to 1993)
decided to see as much of the surrounding area as we could. We rented
a car and travelled a little. Therefore many of these photographs are
not work related.
1: Bob Gower CLC Rep.
2: L-R: Greg Murtaugh OFL, Linda Parsons NAPE, Ed Seymour CWC.
3: A street in Geneva.
4: L-R: Greg Murtaugh, Ed Seymour, Anita Martin.
5: A street in Geneva.
6: The ILO building.
7: A street in Geneva.
8: L-R: Ed Seymour, Linda Parsons.
9: L-R: Ed Seymour, Bob Gower.
10: L-R: Joy Langan, Ed Seymour and Linda Parsons.
11: L-R: Linda Parsons, Joy Langan, Ed Seymour.
12: Joy Langan.
13: L-R: Linda Parsons, Joy Langan.
14-15: Linda Parsons.
16: L-R: Joy Langan, Linda Parsons, Ed Seymour.
17: On top of Mont Blanc: L-R: Bob Gower, Joy Langan, Linda Parsons,
Ed Seymour and a hiker who just happened to come along.
18: L-R: Joy Langan, Linda Parsons, Bob Gower.
19: L-R: Ed Seymour, Linda Parsons, Bob Gower.
20: L-R: Ed Seymour, Joy Langan, Bob Gower.
21: Bob Gower
Geneva - No Negatives:
1: L-R: Ed Seymour and Bob Gower on way to the ILO.
2: in class.
3: Pat (Red) Sullivan Leads Session Note: Pat was a former member of
the Seafarers International Union before going to work for the ILO.
4: Class session: L-R: Darcy Martin, [unidentified], Claire Major, Julien
Major, [unidentified], Clare Booker, [unidentified], Joy Langan.
8: L-R: Joy Langan, Greg Murtaugh.
9: Darcy Martin second from the left.
10: L-R: Bob Gower, Joy Langan, Ed Seymour, Greg Murtaugh.
Relaxing and Socializing:
1: Jock Bates left in doorway.
2: Ed Seymour.
4: Joy Langan.
7: Greg Murtaugh sitting on floor.
1: L-R: Linda Parsons, Ed Seymour.
2: Linda Parsons Looking Regal.
4: L-R: Linda Parsons Ed Seymour On 13th Century Throne.
5: Linda Parsons as Juliet.
6: L-R: Ed Seymour, Linda Parsons, Bob Gower.
7: Bob Gower.
8: L-R: Linda Parsons, Bob Gower, Ed Seymour.
9: Bob Gower "If I Were King".
10: Linda Parsons.
Taking in as much as we can in a very short time:
1: Ed Seymour in a restaurant in Chamonix, France.
2: L-R: [unidentified], Ed Seymour, Bob Gower, [unidentified].
3: L-R: Bob Gower, Linda Parsons, Ed Seymour.
4-5: L-R: Joy Langan, Linda Parsons.
6: Joy Langan.
7-8: Linda Parsons.
13: Bob Gower.
14: Building in Geneva.
1: Front L-R: Pat Kerwin, Ed Seymour, Julien Major, Darcy Martin, [unidentified],
Pat (Red) Sullivan. Standing: L-R: Mike Kramer, Linda Parsons, Greg
Murtaugh, Jock Bates, Clare Booker, Claire Major, [unidentified], Joy
Langan, [unidentified], Bob Gower, Anita Martin, [unidentified], [unidentified],
[unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified].
Sound Recordings and Moving Images
1: IBEW Construction Council of Ontario - Organizing Aide #1
documentary short - Terry Beauchamps interview, Bob Becigneul interview.
2: Free Speech for Sale (used in civil liberties course).
3: Pocklington, Amway and PC Party Leadership CBC Journal May 1983.
4-5-6: You Cant Jail the Strike video.
7: All We Worked For.
8: CLC video Building Local 1001.
9: Connecting - CWC video.
10: Account Overdue - CLC video.
11: Stand Up and Be Counted.
12: International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 1888-1988
13: Ed Seymour interview - audio cassette December 21, 1986.
Note: This interview was taped upon my return from Alberta following
the Gainers strike. The interview was taped at DArcy Martins
house. DArcy picked me up at the airport and we began to tape
as soon as soon as I arrived at my house. I was quite bitter about how
the strike ended and that is obvious from the tape. I felt that the
UFCW leadership capitulated and I still do.
14: Union Organizing: Beyond the Hot Shops - Elaine Bernard Executive
Director Harvard University Trade Union Program speech to the CEP Media
Council Conference on Organizing September 1988.
15: Bryan Ray - Gainers striker interview.
16: Communications Workers of Canada merger convention Jan. 11, 1984
17: Re-elect Patterson (Dave) USWA Nov. 1988 (audio cassette).
18: Highlights of CWC'S 47th annual convention (audio cassette).
19: Teamwork Past and Present NFB 16 mm film.
20: TWU - Interconnect - 16 mm film.
Misc. Photographs & Certificate (Oversize)
1: Panoramic photograph: Communications and Electrical Workers of Canada
2: Panoramic photograph: Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA)
Banquet Toronto 1961
3: Panoramic photograph: Greater Toronto Textile Joint Board 1969 [Dec]
4: Panoramic photograph: Ontario Federation of Labour (CCL) Toronto,
5: photograph: Strikers and police at Gainers Meat Packing Plant
66th St., Edmonton, Alberta
6: photograph: Drawing The Perfect Striker From Gainers
7: photograph: Orig. Committee Proctor Silex
8: Certificate and bumper sticker Im a Bell Scab presented
to replacement workers at Bell Telephone Company.
Posters & Other Oversize Items
Board mounted political cartoon, punch line has been taped over
Political cartoon, Marvellous debate, Mr. Chairman, but what about
Newspaper Guild enlarged pamphlet style poster, reprinted from the Guild
Reporter of December 14, 1973
Poster for the Artists Union of Toronto Summer Symposium
Poster Protect Davis from Hospital Workers! with chamber
pot on his head
Canada Post poster Do I think that Brian Mulroney would provoke
a postal strike to make us forget about all his scandals? You bet I
Support Gainers Strikers! Poster
Poster for Solidarity 1919: The breaking of the Winnipeg General Strike
- A multi-media presentation with eyewitness stories and photographs
International Womens Day Poster March 9, 1985
Enlarged photocopy: Charter Application International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers
Poster: Help us fill a ship for Nicaragua
Photomontage Exhibit poster Strike!
Exhibit poster Build Your Own Home! An Overlooked History of Affordable
Poster: 1st Ontario General Meeting of the Artists Union
Mock horror movie poster: Labour Reform from Hell!
Exhibit poster Working Art
International Womens Day Poster March 8
Poster: Bell Canada is out of Order Support the Communications
Mayworks Festival poster (1986)
OPSEU-SEFPO poster: Forward Together Backward Never!
OPSEU-SEFPO poster: No Justice. No Peace
Mayworks Festival poster (2002)
Mayworks Festival poster (1999)
They Shall Not Starve Solidarity poster - caption reads
Striking miners family eating at the Cortonwood miners welfare
Poster: Ryerson Union Fair (1987)
Fair Pay Poster
We dont shop at Eatons boycott poster
Workplace safety rights awareness poster
Poster: People and Unions: The Right Combination
Eatons strike poster: Fighting for a Union at Eatons
photography for Social Change exhibit poster (1993)
Affirmative action for women poster
Art poster produced by the Mayworks Festival (1993): Beneath a
Blanket of Broken Dreams I Hear Your Voice Call
Immigrant workers rights poster
We Dont Shop at Eatons boycott poster board
Mayworks Festival poster (no year)
Gainers Strike poster, The Battle of 66 Street: Its Your
Ontario Public Service Employees Union poster, Guts & Glory
Technology art poster commissioned by the Vancouver Municipal
and Regional Employees Union
Festival poster (1993)
Mayworks Festival poster (2000)
Monty Davidson campaign poster (Note on back reads: Monty Davidson
& Debbie Davidson 1975 Ontario Elect Campaign)
Photography exhibit Local 222: 50 Years of History
Art poster Tory Times are Hard Times
Comic book style art poster, illustrates the lyrics to The Greenchain
Conference poster Working Heritage (1993)
Art exhibit poster Reflections of our labour
Art poster: Portrait of Cesar Chavez
Solidarity poster Canadians Support British Miners
Mayworks Festival poster (no year)
Canadian Labour Congress poster Building a World That Works!
Print of oil painting Light of the City by Brian Kipping
print created for 100th anniversary of the Local Union 353 of
the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker by the Electrical
Contractors Association of Toronto
Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre poster
Labour Council of Metro Toronto and York Region poster
Poster of Stephen Lewis and his daughter Ilana
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