Joseph Veroni was described as a grocer and a baker, but he was actually the Godfather of a Calabrian gang with ties to the infamous Rocco Perri. This is one of many stories from the Guelph Mafia.
In 1931, the miners at Estevan went on strike. After several weeks, they marched in a parade into Estevan. There, a confrontation between miners and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) occurred, leaving three miners dead and several wounded.
In 1880 the Knights of Labor arrived in Canada to organize workers of all types. In Hamilton, Ontario, Katie McVicar, a shoeworker, lobbied to form Canada's first all-female KoL Assembly - 3040 in 1883. McVicar, herself became leader of a subdivision of this group Excelsior Assembly 3179.
In 1935, coal miners in Corbin went on strike. Their wives and daughters helped form pickets. On Wednesday, April 17, 1935, they faced off against the mine owner's security forces. The resulting day became known as Black Wednesday.
Miner's wives were extremely important to the history of miners' labor movements. Do you know about the Ladysmith Strike of 1913? Read on for the full story.
Women have long played a strong and significant role in the labor movement. In Canada, wives, sisters, and daughters walked picket lines. In mining towns, they often stood in front of their husbands on the line and paid the price. This article tells their stories.
Women have always played a strong role in the Canadian Labour Movement. As wives they supported their husbands. As workers they took part in strikes. As union organizers, they helped workers organize
In the early 19th century, matches were made from white phosphorous. This toxic substance caused a disease called "Phossy Jaw" (phosphorous necrosis of the jaw). A strike by the "matchgirls" (1888) and the Berne Convention (1906) led to its demise.
The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle represented by animals. This article is a basic guide for interpreting these animal signs and applying their astrological meanings to your life.