John Cartwright: A Moment of Truth (with video)

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A Moment of Truth Workshop

At a conference organized to kick-off the new union discussions between the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, labour experts stressed that corporate power and anti-worker governments are driving the need for union renewal.

John Cartwright, Toronto and York Region Labour Council President, was among the top labour movement thinkers who spoke to more than 100 leaders and activists about the need for union renewal.

Cartwright stressed the need “to go back to the grass roots to find the strength to prevail against powerful corporations and their political servants. We do that best by looking to our roots – the patient, tough, sustained work that was done by those who first built our unions.  Those future conversations at kitchen tables – about the kind of future we want for our families, our neighbours and our world – will be the key to our success in the 21st century.”

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