labour day edition
THE FIRST LABOUR DAY For many, Labour Day signals the end of summer. But what evolved into just another long weekend began as a massive working class demonstration in the streets of Toronto. - on Canada's History.
Ted-Ed Lesson on why Americans and Canadians celebrate Labour Day.
Labour Day in Alberta, 1894-1914 ...in the relatively new and lightly-industrialised cities of Alberta, the first Labour Day passed with little fanfare. “To-day is Labor day, or rather, no labor day,” the Edmonton Bulletin dryly commented in September 1894, “and as a consequence, the stores in town are closed.”
Labor Day (U.S.) resources from Teacher Vision
The History of Labour in Canada from the Canadian Labour Congress
"The Workers’ History Museum (WHM) is a not-for-profit corporation based in the National Capital Region. Founded in January 2011, the museum is dedicated to the development and preservation of workers’ history and heritage in the National Capital Region and Ottawa Valley. Our goal is to present, promote, interpret, and preserve workers’ history, heritage, and culture."
Labour Day Poem - PDF download
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