The Gainers Strike: Capitalist Offensive, Militancy, and the Politics of Industrial Relations in Canada
Series/Report no.Studies in Political Economy;Vol. 31
The history of Alberta's meatpacking workers is closely connected with the broader historical struggles of the working class in North America. Like their counterparts from the packinghouses in Toronto and Montreal, the workers of Calgary and Edmonton organized and fought for union recognition between 1911 and 1920, thus joining a labour revolt that was spreading throughout Europe and North America in the wake of World War I and the October Revolution. They faced stiff resistance.
Noël, Alain et Keith Gardner. « The Gainers Strike: Capitalist Offensive, Militancy, and the Politics of Industrial Relations in Canada ». Studies in Political Economy 31 (Spring 1990): 31-72