Monday, September 02, 2013
A generation has passed since Sally Field won an Oscar for her performance in Norma Rae. Most people have forgotten the film. They have forgotten the battles auto workers waged against Henry Ford. The have forgotten the Asbestos Strike of 1949, and the battles miners waged against the Quebec Provincial Police and Maurice Duplessis.
They have forgotten the forty hour work week, vacation pay, child labour laws and -- if Tim Hudak gets his way -- they will forget the Rand Formula.
In Stephen Harper's Canada, strikes are outlawed before they begin.
Our economy collapsed because we ignored the service of working men and women. Today memory should serve them.