Lucy Parsons 5Dec14

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Lucy Parsons 5Dec14 - MNKTK.K' An agitation carried on FOI It'l'Kl'.V...
MNKTK.K' An agitation carried on FOI It'l'Kl'.V by P. C. Miners' Liberation Liberation League for all unions in Canada to take a 4S - hoir holiday to commence January 30, as protest against Vancouver Island miners' miners' sentences. Many unions approved the scheme, but it never materialized. Matter of a civic centre for the city endorsed by labor. H. ('. Federation of Iibor met at New Westminster (January 2C - 30th). largest edition of any labor paper was issued by 14. C. FederationUt (February 6th). lalior strongly protested against private employment agencies. Federal government passed order - ln - councll preventing workmen coining into liritlsh Columbia. General unemployment unemployment was feature during the year. Labor Representation league organized. organized. Itbor league held concert and dance i February 2r,th). Deadlock ensued between B. C. Electric Electric Hallway and Its employees over interpretation of agreement re discharging discharging help for cause. Settled after several nionthsh' duration. Vancouver unions endorsed May Day celebration at Nanaimo. Town under martial law. A. Waylcs addressed T. and L Council Council on co - operation (April 2nd). Regarding redistribution, organized labur favored city of Vancouver helm; helm; divided Into two electoral districts or ridings, thus furthering principle cf one man one vote. T. and I Council favored the establishment establishment of a civic fish markot. Also wanted more protection for white fishermen on Fraser river. "Boosting" committee appointed by Trades Council. Purpose to bring 1815 convention of Trades and Labor Congress Congress to Canada to this city. Jt will meet here. Mrs. Lucy Parsons, widow of the Chicago anarchist who was executed for participating In Hayniarket riots of litl, addressed T. and I Council (June 4th). J. B. Osborn, the "blind orator," of California, addressed a public meeting on labor question (June lifth). High cost of living a live issue. Iabor held white popuulation was decreasing, decreasing, owing to lack of work, while Asiatics were increasing in numbers. Vice - president K. Bancroft of Trades and Labor Congress of Canada visited coast. Addressed public meetings on a Workmen's Compensation Act (July). H. C. Federation of lahor held convention convention tn Ijtbor Temple re Vancouver island miners' strike (July 13th). lvle committee appointed to administer administer funds for relief of persons In distress as result of war. l - arie j numbers of Idle men and members of unions enlisted to go to the war. Trades and Labor Council elected a - a

Clipped from Vancouver Daily World05 Dec 1914, SatPage 10

Vancouver Daily World (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)05 Dec 1914, SatPage 10
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