Mass Meeting / Aeroplane Woodworkers / will be held on Sunday Afternoon July 28th, at 2:30 [...]. LABOR HISTORY - CANADIAN LABOUR REVOLT of 1918, CARPENTER'S DISTRICT COUNCIL, OF TORONTO.

Mass Meeting / Aeroplane Woodworkers / will be held on Sunday Afternoon July 28th, at 2:30 [...]

[Toronto: Carpenters' District Council, 1918]. Broadside, 21.5cm x 14cm. Printed in black on white pulp paper, text in one column. Old folds, mild discoloring; Very Good. Undated; however we find a syndicated snippet in the Monticello, Arkansas Monticelloan, for December 20, 2018, under the heading "General Labor News," noting that "Toronto airplane woodworkers have secured 65 cents an hour" [credit Library of Congress, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov]]. Universal calendar matches "Sunday, July 28th" to the year 1918; a Toronto union printer's bug is present below text, and "167 Church Street" was the long-time address of the Toronto Labor Temple.

This broadside clearly relates to the negotiations leading up to the pay increase noted in the above-referenced news item, likely one of the hundreds of strikes and slowdowns associated with the Canadian Labour Revolt of 1918, under the general instigation of the One Big Union (OBU), a Canadian syndicalist labor union which borrowed some of its structure and tactics from the IWW. An interesting strike broadside for a rather esoteric and short-lived trade specialty, relating to a momentous year in Canadian labor history.

Price: $125.00

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