Labour Day message, unions are good

Unins benefit society so Canada’s workers can walk proudly on Labour Day.
Labour demonstration in Toronto, 2011. Dennis Gruending photo.

I first joined a union when I was nineteen years old. On my first day out of school for the summer, I traveled in my old Chevrolet to one of the potash mines under construction near Saskatoon. The man at the entrance gate told me that if I wanted to work there I would have to join one of the unions. I drove into the city, borrowed some money from my aunt, and went to the union hall to sign up. I was soon a member of the Construction and General Workers Union and working at the mine as a carpenter’s helper. Continue reading Labour Day message, unions are good