Union Formation and the 1919 Strike The response to the conditions was the formation of a union the Trade Union Association Female Catholic, in 1918. The match girls (les allumettières), were the first women to lead...
Match Girls working in Hull, Quebec, Canada, worked in abysmal conditions for long hours and very little pay. The Match Girls of Hull formed a union and in 1919 and 1924, they went on strike.
On November 18, 1929, 2 men, Vilijo (Victor) Rosvall and John (Janne) Voutilainen of the Lumber Workers International Union went into the woods west of Port Arthur, Canada. They never came out alive.
On November 18, 1929, two men, Vilijo Rosvall and John Voutilainen of the Lumber Workers International Union went into the woods 20 miles west of Port Arthur, Canada. They never came out alive.
In Western Australia, the discovery of blue asbestos resulted in the birth and death of the town, Wittenoom. From 1943 until 1966, the workers mined asbestos and their own deaths.
In the early 19th century, matches were made from white phosphorous. This toxic substance caused a disease called "Phossy Jaw." Striking match girls and the Berne Convention (1906) led to its demise.
Working in 19th century Guelph, Ontario Canada was the equivalent of playing Russian Roulette. Workers were afforded little protection in their workplace facing inherent dangers every day.
English Bulldogs have a variety of skin folds. Some dogs have deep, heavily folded flaps of skin. Other bullies have shallow skin folds. They may form part of their loveable mug or sit hidden behind the tail. Yet, it...
The Chinese Zodiac system provides you with a system of Heavenly Stems (one version refers to the Five Elements another to a more complicated configuration) and Earthly Branches.
If you want to save costs on your food in Barbados, consider going native. Buy locally from such grocery stores or supermarkets as Big B or Emerald City. REturn to your accomodations and cook or heat up the food you...