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 result became known as Black Wednesday.
Women have long played a strong and significant role in the labour movement. In Canada, wives, sisters, daughters, walked picket lines. In Mining Towns they often stood in front of their husbands on the line and paid the price. The next 2 articles tell some of 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
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 a major strike in the area...
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 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.
Divination is a term used to apply to virtually any form and means of discovering the events of the future. Over the centuries people have used many different ways to determine what the future holds.
To create a Faery Garden is no more difficult than fashioning any other type of garden. With a Faery Garden, however, you must always keep in mind the Faeries you wish to attract.