I.W.A. Strike, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer is happy with Premier Joey Smallwood and life in Newfoundland in the 10 years since Confederation. The Americans and I.W.A. strikers cause trouble but Joey opposes them. The strike ends. The singer hopes the Liberals prevail.
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Guigne)
KEYWORDS: strike lumbering labor-movement Canada
1959 - the [US-controlled] IWA (International Woodworkers of America [which split in 1987 into US and Canadian unions]) strikes the AND [Anglo-Newfoundland Development] company at Badger.
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 202-205, "The I.W.A. Strike" (1 text, 1 tune)
Clara Stevens, "The I.W.A. Strike" (on NFAGuigne01)
NOTES [46 words]: "The Loggers' Plight" is about the same event. "Confederation" refers to Confederation of Newfoundland with Canada in 1949. Joey Smallwood was not always so popular; see, for example, "Anti-Confederation Song (II)" before these events and "The Blow Below the Belt" afterwards. - BS
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