Post WW1 Reflection #1

Significance) Was there any point to the Winnipeg General Strike?

The Winnipeg General Strike proved to be a turning point in labor relations. The soldiers returning from war had few jobs available which made it hard for them to survive off their work. Between 15 May and 25 June 1919, more than 30,000 workers left their jobs. Even essential workers had left their job including firefighters and policemen. The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 was the largest strike in Canadian history. It raised awareness for workers everywhere about the flaws in working situations. It did not immediately succeed in empowering workers and improving job conditions. But the strike did help unite the working class in Canada.

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