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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

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Tom Sandborn - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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
Arts Education
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
The USW’s fight to prevent workplace deaths and injuries from the 1992 Westray Mine disaster through 2016 Hell’s History By Tom Sandborn The Miner’s Lamp Pin: This emblem stands atop a monument in Westray Memorial Park in New Glasgow, N.S., honouring the memory of the 26 miners killed