Fonds 23-2003,13-2003, 25-1999, 26-1999 - Brandon and District Labour Council (CLC) fonds

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Brandon and District Labour Council (CLC) fonds

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CA MCK 23-2003,13-2003, 25-1999, 26-1999

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  • 1955-1985, predominant 1971-1985 (Creation)

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2.4 m textual records; c. five photographs
1 minute book: 1 ¾ x 9 x 14

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The Brandon Trades and Labour Council was established in 1906 as an affiliate of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada. The original Council contained thirteen locals, including those of railway workers, sheet metal workers, plumbers and steam fitters, bricklayers, carpenters and joiners, cigar makers, printers, and barbers. By 1912, the Council contained twenty four locals. The Council's proncipal function was to advance the corporate interests of labour within the framework of a largely unregulated capitalism. After 1955, the Council was affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress, the creation of a merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour.

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Fonds remained in possession of Brandon and District Labour Council prior to donation to the S.J. McKee Archives.

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Fonds consist of financial and administrative records of the Brandon and District Labour Council. Records also include collective agreements, correspondence, publications of the Labour Council and affiliated union, some union local minutes, newspaper clippings, petitions, and various miscellaneous files.Fonds also includes a minute book for the Council 1971-1985 and two union charters.

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