Battle of Ballantyne Pier

Battle of Ballantyne Pier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This is the story of a docker's strike in Vancouver, BC, in June 1935. Ballantyne Pier was a federally owned dock built by the National Harbours Board In 1923, and named for the head of the Harbours Board. There were ongoing strikes on the West Coast of North America in the Depression and it led to the right to collectively bargain and the rise of the I.L.W. U.. ( See Celtic Shipyard, 1934 West Coast strike; San Francisco). The story of the Battle of Ballantyne Pier can be traced back to 1912 when the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA), began organizing amongst waterfront workers in Canada, and alongside the Lumber Handlers' Union in Vancouver. Going head to head with the employers association, the Shipping Federation, several strikes resulting in wage increases were won by workers in the coming years. Victories on the waterfront increased over the next decade, and by 1923 the Shipping Federation became determined to break the power of the ILA.
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136614456
  • 9786136614458