general strikes in british columbia

map of british columbia

1919, june - workers shut down vancouver in solidarity with winnepeg general strike
thousands refuse to work in sympathy with winnipeg strikers, paralyzing the city with a month-long general strike. strike begins with shipyard and waterfront workers and spreads to streetcar and civic workers. mostly female operators at british columbia telephone company, whose resolve to strike was dismissed by some trade unionist leaders, are the last to return to work.

1918 - canada's first general strike

after dominion police shot british columbia labor activist ginger goodwin under mysterious circumstances, the british columbia federation of labor protested with canada's first general strike.

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