Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada

INDUSTRIAL, WOOD AND ALLIED WORKERS OF CANADA was formerly known as the International Woodworkers of America, which was formed in 1937 to represent the interests of loggers and millworkers in the Pacific Northwest. Led by Harold PRITCHETT, the first Canadian to lead an international union, the IWA was a left-leaning industrial union; it was embroiled in disputes with the American Federation of Labour and more conservative unions for all of its existence. The IWA staged, and won, its first major...

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