rabble.ca is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of influential labour activist Lynn Williams. Williams died on May 5, 2014. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow workers during this difficult time.
Lynn Williams was one of the most influential North American union leaders of the twentieth century. He was the first Canadian to become International President of the United Steelworkers, where he brought innovative leadership in bargaining and a structural readjustment of the North American steel industry during its most turbulent period, the 1980s and 1990s.