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Simon Fraser University Archives and Records Management Department Solidarity Coalition English
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Operation Solidarity

Series consists of records relating to TSSU's participation as an affiliate of Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition in the province-wide opposition to the 1983 Social Credit government budget and its proposed legislation. Activities documented include TSSU membership meetings and resolutions in support of the B. C. Government Employees Union and Operation Solidarity; the formation and operation of a Strike Coordination Committee; involvement in the SFU Budget Coalition; picketing and labour withdrawal; liaison with other labour organizations; and communication with SFU administration and TSSU members. Records include TSSU resolutions and strike vote sheets; SFU's affidavit and Labour Relations Board complaint against TSSU and other unions for illegal labour withdrawal and picketing; TSSU Strike Coordination Committee meeting notes; SFU Budget Coalition minutes and press releases; picket schedules, lists of participants and of those observing picket lines; motions, minutes and notices from the steering committees of Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition; bulletins and press releases from the Solidarity groups and the B.C. Federation of Labour; correspondence with SFU administration and TSSU members; and various strike and meeting notices, and press reports.

Solidarity Coalition

Series consists of records relating to the Solidarity Coalition. The Solidarity Coalition was formed in 1983 by concerned British Columbians who opposed the restraint policies of the Social Credit government. Includes lists of steering committee members, correspondence, agenda, minutes, reports, briefs, memoranda, resolutions, proposals, presentations, papers and posters.

Peter Poole fonds

  • F-161
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 1987

The fonds consists of research material acquired by Peter Poole in the course of preparing his thesis and an earlier essay on the solidarity movement. The fonds includes taped interviews of trade union leaders, solidarity movement leaders, community activists, and legal counsel. Twenty-six of the interviews are transcribed. The fonds also includes newspapers and newsclippings, essays, publications, flyers, research notes, ephemera, a chronology of the solidarity movement, and a copy of Peter Poole's thesis.

Poole, Peter