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Birthday Bash at the Museum

Labouring All Our Lives First Anniversary

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On May 1st, 2016, LAOLs celebrated its first anniversary in style. The event was co-partnered by the Guelph Civic Museum. In attendance were local luminaries James Gordon and Phil Allt. Lloyd Longfield, Guelph’s MP, and Nancy Horvath of OPSEU Local 232 also showed up to enjoy the display of artifacts and to join in the conversation on...

 

Day of Mourning

Mourn For The Dead; Fight For The Living

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In 1907, 13 employees working at Taylor-Forbes in Guelph, suffered a variety of injuries. That was a banner year for accidents. They ranged from severe burns the feet and legs to broken jaws to crushed/amputated fingers. Fortunately, none of the injuries proved to be fatal. This was the case a year earlier when John McLennan had fallen...
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The Origins And Aftermath Of May Day: The Workers' Holiday

On May 1, 1886, workers across the United States walked off their jobs in support of the eight-hour day. In Chicago, the event resulted in what is known as the Haymarket Affair. When the three day period was over, several police and workers lay dead and 8 Anarchists were facing murder charges. Eight innocent men were hanged. This action, eventually, resulted in the declaration of May Day as a Global day of working class protest. 

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