Hard Lessons - Dundurn

Hard Lessons

The Mine Mill Union in the Canadian Labour Movement

Published May 1995

$ 17.99


This book emerges from the papers, panels, and discussion of the conference "Where the Past Meets the Future - the Place of Alternative Unions in the Canadian Labour Movement," held to commemorate the first one hundred years of the history of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union. The union, which began in 1893 as the Western Federation of Miners and grew to a membership of over one hundred thousand in fifty locals throughout Canada during the 1950s, had shrunk to a single local of sixteen hundred members in Sudbury, Ontario, by the 1990s. This book brings together the voices of contemporary labour leaders, activists, old timers, and academics.


Dieter K. Buse

Dr. Dieter K. Buse is a Professor Emeritus of the History Department at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

Peter Suschnigg

Peter Suschnigg teaches at Laurentian University of Sudbury in Ontario.

Mercedes Steedman

Mercedes Steedman teaches in the Department of Sociology at Laurentian University.

Book Details

May 1995
6x9 in
325 pp