Labour in the News

Power to the People

Reviewed by: Matt Henderson
Posted: 04/20/2019 3:00 AM

A century ago, 35,000 Winnipeggers walked off the job in demand for a living wage, an eight-hour work day and the right to organize.

In May and June 1919, with deplorable living and working conditions, hyperinflation and an intense concentration of wealth south of the Canadian Pacific Railway line, union and non-union workers collectively used their voices to advocate for a more equitable and democratic society. READ MORE