Imperfect Union--Canadian Labour & the Left, Part 1: International Background, Canadian Roots*

  • 1989 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- vhs///
  • A look at the problematic relationship of Canadian unions and the New Democratic Party on the eve of the 1980's, as the Socialist International meets in Vancouver. This triggers a flashback to the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, and the birth of both modern trade unions and democratic socialism. The influence of British, American and European immigration, of American trade unions, World War I and other events provide a turbulent and fascinating backdrop to the evolution of the Canadian labor-socialist alliance. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, History: Canadian, Labor Relations, Political Science: Canadian)