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ILRLR 2050: Labor Relations (Fall 2018): Strikes!

Key Strike Resources

Strike in Town

Strike in Town provides an excellent, albeit dated, depiction of what happens when collective bargaining fails. 

"This short film depicts the act of collective bargaining common to Canadian industry and shows how it affected a union, a company and a community. In Strike in Town the events that led to a deadlock in negotiations between management and employees at a furniture factory are staged against the backdrop of a one-industry town. It's the story of a strike nobody wanted, but which everyone was powerless to stop."

Source: National Film Board of Canada, 1955. 

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