On the Line: Stories of BC Workers

A Canadian labour history storytelling podcast, produced by volunteers & staff of the BC Labour Heritage Centre on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) territories.

On the Line: Stories of B.C. Workers is hosted by author and former labour reporter Rod Mickleburgh. Research and writing by Patricia Wejr. Technical assistance by John Mabbott.

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Transcripts (PDF):

Ep 26 – Lenkurt Electric: Turning the Tide

Ep 25 – A Struggle Too Long: Paul Robeson Sings at Peace Arch Park

Ep 24 – Tatsuro Buck Suzuki: Community Advocate, Union Activist, Environmentalist

Ep 23 – Diana Kilmury: B.C. Tough and Fearless Truck-Driving Woman

Ep 22 – Darshan Singh Sangha: A Human Spirit that Transcended Boundaries

Ep 21 – Construction Unions, the False Creek Rumble and Expo 86

Ep 20 – Grit and Working Class Solidarity – B.C. Workers Respond to the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike 

Ep 19 – Union Maids in Action – The 1918 Steam Laundry Strike

Ep 18 – How Many Deaths Will It Take: Remembering the Canadian Farmworkers Union

Ep 17 – Asbestos A Lethal Legacy

Ep 16 – The Union Archive That Almost Didn’t Make It

Ep 15 – Smelter Wars

Ep 14 – The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

Ep 13 – Relief Camps of the Great Depression

Ep 12 – The Battle of Blubber Bay BC 1938

Ep 11 – Chinese Farmers of Celery City, Armstrong, B.C.

Ep 10 – Pins and Needles: A 1930s Garment Workers’ Musical

Ep. 9 – Indigenous Longshoremen and the I.W.W.

Ep. 8 – Uniting Woodworkers Across Ethnic Divides

Ep. 7 – Bea Zucco’s Fight for Silicosis Compensation

Ep. 6 – AUCE Achieves Full Maternity Benefits 1974

Ep. 5 – The 1921 New Westminster Teachers’ Strike

Ep. 4 – The Vancouver Island Coal Strike

Ep. 3 – The 1983 Tranquille Occupation

Ep. 2 – The 1931 Fraser Mills Strike

Ep. 1 – Joe Naylor