Today in Labor History

Labor history is OUR history

May 20, 1938

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Unemployed members of the Relief Project Workers’ Union of Vancouver, BC, occupy the Hotel George, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the central post office and begin a sit-down strike at the latter two buildings that would last until they were forcibly evicted on June 19, “Bloody Sunday.”  Within hours, thousands of Canadians rallied to protest the police action.

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