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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    Day ICD is rooted in the Canadian labour movement whose actions led to the first national recognition of 28 April by any government when Canada adopted the Day of Mourning Bill C 223 in 1989 In that same year the AFL CIO in the United States also adopted 28 April as the national day for workers in that country to observe every year 28 April became an international day in 1996 at the United Nations in New York when a Global Union delegation lit a Commemoration Candle and Incense in memory of workers who are killed or become ill because of their work as well as to promote Decent Work and Sustainable Workplaces This ceremony coincided with a special Day of the Workplace organised by the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions ICFTU at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development CSD in New York Since then the international labour movement has observed and promoted 28 April around the world and it is now officially recognised by national governments in 14 countries or territories Argentina Belgium Bermuda Brazil Canada Dominican Republic Greece Luxembourg Panama Peru Poland Portugal Spain and Taiwan Since 1996 the number of commemoration events has grown They are

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=89 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    s Day celebrations The IWD event was recorded and participants were interviewed as part on ALHI s ongoing oral history program During the trip volunteers were also lucky enough to record several other oral history interviews with prominent Calgary labour activists and leaders ALHI makes every effort to regulary schedule oral history interviews around the province It is a priority for ALHI to capture these interviews Do you know anyone

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=88 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    Sign Up for Updates and Newsletter News Friday April 27 2007 2007 ALHI Labour History Calendars Sold Out Thank you to all the individuals and unions who supported ALHI by purchasing the 2007 calendar Sales of this years calendar were so good that we sold out of calendars well before the new year We apologize if you were unable to purchase a copy we would also encourage you to email

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=85 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    work in the workplaces of tomorrow We are the ones who decide that by our actions today Working people and their trade unions The leaders we elect to organizations and governments Knowing our own story helps us to make better choices for tomorrow On this Page you will find Announcements of material that has been added to our Website News of events and developments that are shaping history Issues and

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=77 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    effort to preserve our province s working class history This year s calendar profiles twelve of those interviews along with archival photographs and important labour history dates The 2007 ALHI Labour History Calendar would not have been possible without the generous financial support of labour lawyers Chivers and Carpenter and Brenda Kuzio Money from calendar sales supports ALHI s other activities such as travelling the province to interview Alberta workers

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=83 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    at an event sponsored by the Alberta Labour History Institute ALHI to share his experiences and provide practical advice for those who are consider documenting their own histories Before he became interested in labour history Fast Eddie was a tractor operator with the City of Hamilton Parks Department who spent much of his spare time on his motorcycle It was when he became an active member of his Union in 1981 that he began to wonder why nobody had recorded its historyl After enrolling in a Literacy in the Workplace Program in 1989 to improve his writing skills Eddie researched and wrote about the history of his Local publishing The Crest of the Mountain the Rise of CUPE Local Five in Hamilton in 1995 The biker turned author did not stop after this initial work He went on to produce a Worker s Guide to Writing Local Union History providing a step by step manual for anyone wanting to write similar history He was also one of the driving forces in founding the Ontario Workers Arts and Heritage Centre OWAHC in 1995 in the historic Custom House in North Hamilton Eddie s most ambitious work is a widely circulated book about monuments erected to Dead Injured Workers around the world Entitled Dead but Not Forgotten Monuments to Workers 2002 it provides pictures and accounts of monuments ranging from those erected for miners in Ostende Belgium to those for industrial workers in Taiwan and Korea and to the scores who lost their lives building New York City s Grand Central Station Fast Eddie will be providing copies of this book as well as his Worker s Guide to participants at Labour History Day Saturday September 2 2006 12 Noon 5 00 PM in Hall B Edmonton Convention Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=81 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    refreshments The afternoon program will commence with presentations by representatives of both the EDLC and the NABTC and will be followed by a presentation from Hamilton City worker Ed Thomas author of A Worker s Guide to Local Union History who will talk about how he decided to preserve the history of his CUPE Local after improving his literacy skills Displays and artifacts from labour organizations will also be featured Date Saturday September 2 2006 Time 12 Noon 5 00 PM Place Hall B Edmonton Convention Centre 9797 Jasper Avenue Edmonton ALHI initiated Labour History Day seven years ago as an educational event that would encourage workers and trade unions to begin researching and preserving their own histories The practice of using the Day to highlight anniversaries was initiated in 2002 with the City s Carpenters UBCJA 1325 who formed Edmonton s first chartered Trade Union This was followed in 2003 with a tribute to the Bricklayers Union Local 1 and in 2004 with the Plumbers Pipefitters Union UA Local 488 In 2005 the Sheet Metal Workers Local 8 and the Industrial Workers of the World Wobblies were both honoured Fast Eddie Thomas a tractor operator with the City of

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?mode=newsstory&id=80 (2013-06-03)
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  • ALHI - Alberta Labour History Institute
    Stories Photos Sign Up for Updates and Newsletter Oral History Interviews back Interviewee Don Aitken Year 2001 Location Edmonton Transcript Download PDF Index Alberta Federation of Labour 1979 1993 Formation of Friends of Medicare Gainers strike 1986 Ziedler s strike

    Original URL path: http://labourhistory.ca/default.asp?lang=eng&mode=oralhistory&ohid=1 (2013-06-03)
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