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General Strike, Winnipeg, Man., 1919
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J.H. Blackwood to Retail and Wholesale Clerks Association regarding charity sale for women displaced by General Strike

A letter from J.H. Blackwood, Secretary of the Public Parks Board, to N. Shaw, President of the Retail and Wholesale Clerks Association, regarding a request by the latter to use Kildonan Park to sell food and drinks to benefit women whom the strike left unemployed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

J.H. Blackwood to Park Constable regarding loyalty pledge

A letter from J.H. Blackwood, secretary of the Public Parks Board, to D.C. White, Assiniboine Park Constable, informing him of the Park Board’s decision requiring him, as an employee, to sign a loyalty pledge (sometimes called the “Slave Pact”) stating that he will not engage in strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

Memo regarding Strike and Robson Investigation

Memo from G. Champion, Superintendent of the Public Parks Board, to Theo. A. Hunt, City Solicitor, containing information for the Robson investigation into the General Strike, including information on re-employment, intimidation, and causes of the strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

Notice of strike to City Dairy Company

A note sent by N. Shaw on behalf of E. Matheson, of the Retail and Wholesale Clerks, Shippers, and Warehouse Men's Association Local 832, to City Dairy Company, Ltd., informing them that the Strike Committee has decided their creamery workers will go out on strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Food Committee

Notice of strike to workers at City plant

A note sent by E.R. Cooper of the International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers to Benjamin Fratkin, foreman of the City Dairy Company, Ltd. plant, informing him that the Strike Committee has decided workers from said plant will be going on strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Food Committee

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