Fonds F0448 - Canadian Labour Congress. Calgary Office fonds

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Canadian Labour Congress. Calgary Office fonds


  • 1942-1995 (Creation)

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5.25 m of textual records. -- 307 photographs

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The Canadian Labour Congress, a national union central, was established on April 23, 1956 when the Canadian Congress of Labour, and Trades and Labor Congress of Canada amalgamated. In 1986 it represented 2.2 million trade unionists. The Calgary, Alberta office of CLC, which coordinated local activities, was managed for many years by Jim Shewchuk. It existed until 1983 when the Edmonton office took over.


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Gifts of Canadian Labour Congress, Calgary office, Jim Shewchuk, Allan Shewchuk and Ron Shewchuk, 1966-1998.

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The fonds consists of alphabetically-arranged files which consist primarily of labour agreements between various trade unions and their employers, some constitutions and bylaws, and photographs of CLC conventions, members and activities. Includes a Canadian Congress of Labour scrapbook of newspaper clippings about labour issues (1947-1948).

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The material is in English.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018




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