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December 31, 1958

fbfc596bd1cd8fa9_landingLoggers employed by the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company in Canada strike over wages and living conditions at wood camps. In February 1959, the Canadian Premier intervened and stripped their union — the International Woodworkers of America (IWA) – of its bargaining rights and replaced it with the government-sponsored Newfoundland Brotherhood of Wood Workers. A contract that was almost identical to the one proposed by the IWA was quickly signed and the strike ended.

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