Leo Gerard: International Labour Hero

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Leo Gerard: International Labour Hero

That's a great article. Growing up I lived in Sudbury and my Dad worked for Local 6500 so I have met Leo on various occasions. He is one of the union leaders I have a lot of respect for.

Now, for labor to secure gains, in the United States or Canada or anywhere, workers must mobilize. We have to bring everyone together—women, men, poor people, people of color, gay people—all working people. None of us is big enough or developed enough to win this fight alone.

If we fight together, I can’t guarantee we will win. But if we don’t fight for justice, I can guarantee we will lose.

Since none of us is willing to owe our souls to the company store, we’re going to have to find ways to continue building coalitions robust enough to confront capital and win the battle for economic and social justice.