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A job-quitting epidemic among iron-workers at the $110 million Toronto-Dominion Centre on King St. W. - caused by a dispute over which union should install the windows-ended today. Tuesday; 140 ironworkers failed to show for work and 45 others quit after two hours on the job. Steel work was stalled at the 46th floor of the 56-storey skyscraper. The international Association of Bridge; Structural and Ornamental Iron workers wanted an agreement with Canadian Pittsburgh Industries Ltd.; which holds the $2;000;000 sub-contract for installation of glass. Pittsburgh; however; has an agreement with the glaziers' section of the Painters' and Decorators' union for the job. After a few phone calls last might; union officials agreed to stay with an agreement they made in October: Ironworkers will put in the outer frame; and the glaziers will install the glass and inside stop. Open in full size

A job-quitting epidemic among iron-workers at the $110 million Toronto-Dominion Centre on King St. W. - caused by a dispute over which union should install the windows-ended today. Tuesday; 140 ironworkers failed to show for work and 45 others quit after two hours on the job. Steel work was stalled at the 46th floor of the 56-storey skyscraper. The international Association of Bridge; Structural and Ornamental Iron workers wanted an agreement with Canadian Pittsburgh Industries Ltd.; which holds the $2;000;000 sub-contract for installation of glass. Pittsburgh; however; has an agreement with the glaziers' section of the Painters' and Decorators' union for the job. After a few phone calls last might; union officials agreed to stay with an agreement they made in October: Ironworkers will put in the outer frame; and the glaziers will install the glass and inside stop.

Picture, 1965, English

A job-quitting epidemic among iron-workers at the $110 million Toronto-Dominion Centre on King St. W. - caused by a dispute over which union should install the windows-ended today. Tuesday; 140 ironworkers failed to show for work and 45 others quit after two hours on the job. Steel work was stalled at the 46th floor of the 56-storey skyscraper. The international Association of Bridge; Structural and Ornamental Iron workers wanted an agreement with Canadian Pittsburgh Industries Ltd.; which holds the $2;000;000 sub-contract for installation of glass. Pittsburgh; however; has an agreement with the glaziers' section of the Painters' and Decorators' union for the job. After a few phone calls last might; union officials agreed to stay with an agreement they made in October: Ironworkers will put in the outer frame; and the glaziers will install the glass and inside stop.

Picture, 1965, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Buildings - Toronto Dominion Centre - Large Format - Special Collections

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0110757f