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Hell's History: The USW's Fight to Prevent Workplace Deaths and Injuries From the 1992 Westray Mine Disaster Through 2016 - Revised

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Tom Sandborn - 2 years ago
Description
This 73 page book covers the history of the Westr…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Tom Sandborn - 2 years ago
Description
This 73 page book covers the history of the Westray Mine disaster and the United Steelworkers lobby efforts to get a law passed that would allow criminal negligence charges against reckless management figures whose decisions kill workers. It concludes with a detailed chapter about the lethal mill fires in BC in 2012 and the ongoing campaign to see the law properly enforced.
Subject
Social Studies
Law
History
Labour History
Keywords
Westray mine disaster
worker safety
law reform
social justice organizing
Duration
60-120 minutes in class after students have read the booklet
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 10, 2017
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Vignettes: Working People: A History of Labor in BC

Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
4
5
10
11
12
Submitted By
Wayne Axford - 5 years ago
Description
The vignettes in the series explore the historica…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
4
5
10
11
12
Submitted By
Wayne Axford - 5 years ago
Description
The vignettes in the series explore the historical perspectives on key labor issues of the late 19th and 20th century in British Columbia. Multiple perspectives of gender, ethnicity and social class are explored in the series as they relate to the labor history of British Columbia. Episodes are 2-3 minutes in length and are suitable for introduction and enrichment of the historical events and time periods. The content is appropriate for secondary classes but may also be used with intermediate grades as well.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Library and Information Systems
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
Knowledge Network
History
First Nations
Gold Rush
Coal
Fishers
Child Labour
Child Labor
Pioneer
Aboriginal
On to Ottawa
Bloody Sunday
Strike
Union
Work place safety
Japanese Canadians
Solidarity
Indo-Canadian
Chinese Canadian
Duration
Vignettes are 2-3 minutes in length.
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 29, 2014