Item 1986.324.709 - A.E. McKenzie Co. Staff on Strike

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A.E. McKenzie Co. Staff on Strike

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Albert Edward McKenzie established his seed company in 1896 as the Brandon Seed House. It later became know as the A. E. McKenzie Seed Co. Ltd. and grew to become the largest seed production and distribution business in Western Canada. In February of 1944, 35 female empolyees went on strike after being unsatisfied with wage negotiations. They protested for pay raises and better working conditions. They returned to work after promises for improvements were made, however, little changed, leading to unionization in later years.

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CA DHM 324-1-1986.324.709

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  • February, 1944 (Creation)
    Crawford's Drug Store
    Brandon (Man.)

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4.75" x 2.75" (b/w)

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Accessioned by the Daly House Museum in 1986. Prior custodial history is unknown.

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Photograph of female employees from A.E McKenzie Seed Co. on strike. The image shows a group of women picketing down Rosser Avenue in front of Clement's Drug Store, holding signs that read: "One toilet for seventy girls," "A.E. McKenzie unfair to labor," and "No rest period."

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