A Machinist Founded Labour Day in the USA

Inspired by Labour Day demonstrations in Toronto, Mathew McGuire brought the concept to the USA.

 

Here a link to a brief article about the first Labour Day parade in 1872:

http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/labour-day/

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One Minute Message Video Contest Finalists Announced

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Vote For Your Choice

The Canadian Labour Congress need your help to pick the winning video in their ‘One Minute Message’ contest. It’s pretty simple, go to our website and watch all 5 of the video finalists and click on the ‘vote’ button when you decide on your favourite video.

The winning video should be one that accurately shows that unions remain the best way for working people to get a fair deal, decent wages, safe and healthy workplaces, fairness and respect. You should pick the one you feel does the best job of conveying this message and also entertains you.

Share the link with your friends and spread the word that voting is now open in the Canadian Labour Congress’ ‘One Minute Message’ contest.

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Grand Lodge Convention Videos

These six videos were produced by the Communications Department of the Machinists Union for the 2012 Grand Lodge Convention.

Hope For All Who Toil

Global Solidarity

Globalization

Global Health Care

The Economic Crisis

Women’s Rights ad Education

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Women’s Rights and Education in the Developing World

Sixth and final video produced by the Communications Department of the Machinists Union. This video focuses on how women’s lives are beig improved through the world through education.

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Economic Crisis in North America

The fifth video produced by the Machinists Union Communication Department for 2012 Grand Lodge Convention.
The focus is on the Economic Crisis in North America and how domestic manufacturing is the way out of the “Great Recession”.
Another must see…

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