Our page on the Canadian Auto Workers/United Auto Workers has a lot of material from the union as well as a fascinating introduction about the history of women in the United Auto Workers. Particularly of interest is the brochure “A Women’s Committee Can Make Your Union Work For You” as well as the Canadian Women’s Conference Agenda as it shows the breadth of women’s issues that the union tackled.
There are many issues of the Women’s Rights Bulletin – a publication of the Ontario Federation of Labour Women’s Committee. The Ontario Federation of Labour page has some fascinating and documents from the early days of cooperation between the women’s movement and labour – for example the Statement on Women from 1975 anticipates campaigns for years to come.
Women and labour worked together across the country. Edmonton Working Women “was an advocacy group and served as a link among women, both unionized and non-unionized, and the labour movement.” Our page has a short description of the organization and links to several of their documents.
Of course, when listing labour songs related to working women, the classic tune Bread and Roses, must be included