What was it like 100 years ago?
That same year...
January 11 - Grand Canyon National Monument is created.January 12 – A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
February 12 – The first around-the-world car race, the 1908 New York to Paris Race, begins.
August 8 – Wilbur Wright flies in France for the first time demonstrating true controlled powered flight in Europe.
August 17 – Émile Cohl makes the first fully animated film, Fantasmagorie.
September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile ($825.00) at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, Michigan.
The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour. The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year . A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
- To represent all workers in the entire electrical industry in the Mainland NS & PEI.- Fight for higher safety and compliance regulations in compulsory certified trades.
- To settle all disputes between employers and employees by arbitration (if possible)
- Develop relationships with all members of our industry.
- Give a voice for workers in need of a better work environment.