A trade unionist and activist all his life and a long time friend of my parents when I was growing up. He came out of the Steelworkers.
The BC labour movement has lost one of our leaders. Art Kube died early in the morning, February 10, 2019 at the age of 84. He had been in declining health for several years. Born in Poland on January 9, 1935, Art came to Canada as a 19-year old andworked in a number of trades around the country. He became active in the labour movement in the 1960s. After two decades he advanced to the position of President, BC Federation of Labour. He held that position from 1983 to 1986, which was a tumultuous periodin BC’s labour history under the Socred provincial government. Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition were the centre of Art’s work during that period.