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February 14, 1949

LaborUnionsCanadaStrike1949Asbestos miners in Asbestos, Quebec, go on strike for better wages and working conditions – in particular, health and safety measures to stop the lung-choking silicosis caused by exposure to asbestos in the mines, which were owned primarily by American companies. The four month-long strike pitted workers and their supporters in the community against the government, which was determined to break the strike.

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