Answers to question 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Incorrect. While women in the workplace was a concern of workers it was not the first major issue that the labour movement addressed in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. Although workers did work in unsafe and dirty conditions this was not a primary concern of workers in this time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Correct. The first major issue that the labour movement addressed was the nine hour day - the Nine Hour Movement which demanded shorting working days for workers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect. Workers were paid poor wages but this was not the first major issue that the labour movement addressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Incorrect. Child labour was a problem at this time but was not a major concern to be addressed by the labour movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 2

 

A) Correct. The Knights of Labour provided organization for all workers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. The Knights of Labour stressed labour education and thought that political action was the best route for social change, not violent confrontations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. There were many other ways that workers could organize, namely through craft unions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect. The Knights of Labour focused on organizing all workers and including women in their union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Incorrect. The Knights of Labour did represent all workers regardless of sex, occupation, race and class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers. 3

 

 

 

 

A) Correct. Women faced low wages, poor health and safety, arbitrary discipline of their foremen and little prospect of promotion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. Women did not face similar condition to their male co-workers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. Women workers did not work shorter working days and have mainly part time employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect. They did confront horrible conditions but there were no Occupational Health & Safety laws at the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Incorrect. Women did work at the turn-of-the-century.

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Incorrect. The Stelco strike was not successful in obtaining higher wages and recognition of their union, the company turned aside these demands.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Correct. The Stelco strike did create a broadened union that included all workers regardless of skills or nationality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. The Stelco strike created a broadened union that included all workers regardless of skills or nationality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect. The Stelco strike was centered around the issues of higher wages and recognition of the union.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) A is incorrect because the strike did not obtain higher wages and recognition of their union but B is correct a broadened union that included all workers regardless of skills or nationality was created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Correct. During war times many workers are away fighting creating a scarcity of workers which gives the workers increased bargaining leverage. Production is increased for the war effort and all workers are needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Incorrect. There were many war time regulations put into place, however none of them granted union legal recognition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Incorrect. During war times there is a scarcity of workers not an abundance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Incorrect. There were many war time regulations put into place, however none of them granted union legal recognition. During war times there is a scarcity of workers not an abundance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Incorrect. The scarcity of workers did improve the strength and bargaining power of unions.