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A New Kind of Union

Unifor and the birth of the modern Canadian union

By Fred Wilson

This book will be available 9th April 2019. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$24.95 Paperback
This book will be available 9th April 2019. We welcome you to place a pre-order.
$12.95 Ebook
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In the fall of 2011 the leaders of two of the biggest Canadian unions, Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) President Ken Lewenza and Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) President Dave Coles, found common ground. The labour movement was in crisis. They faced hostile governments, union busting corporations, and declining membership. Something drastic needed to be done.

Fred Wilson was an insider in the process by which the leaders of these two large organizations found a way to create a new kind of union, one that was more democratic, more inclusive, and more powerful. Two years later, a new union with a new name was founded.

From its inception, Unifor has been a source of optimism and inspiration that a fairer, more secure future can be won for working people, and that unions can adapt to changing times and remain a relevant voice for workplace and social justice. This book describes how this came about.

FRED WILSON is a long-time union activist and member of the Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers Union. He played a key organizing and planning role in the New Union Project, which culminated in the creation of Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union. Fred lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 224 pages
Publication Date: 9th April 2019
ISBN: 9781459414235
Format: 9in x 6in
20 b&w photographs

Binding: Electronic book text, 224 pages
Publication Date: 9th April 2019
ISBN: 9781459414242
Format: EPUB
20 b&w photographs

BISAC Code:, BUS038000, SOC050000
Imprint: Lorimer


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