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Gilbert Higgins Lecture – AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Surprising Success Story of the Newfoundland & Labrador Labour Movement (Online Lecture)

Bill Gillespie

Against All Odds (November 2021) 4 (003)

Award-winning journalist and author, Bill Gillespie, presents the extraordinary story of how rank and file Newfoundland and Labrador labour union members turned the colony, the nation, and the province into the most highly organized union jurisdiction in North America.

The cast of characters is made up of ordinary men and women who struggled to improve the lives of their co-workers and families in an economic system they did not control.

This lecture documents their setbacks, their victories, their weaknesses, their strengths, and ultimately their success. It is the story of how NL trade unionists surprised even themselves and built the continent’s most successful labour movement.

Thursday, November 25th, 2021
7:30 pm NST (7:00 pm in most of Labrador & Atlantic)

Please register through this link:

After registering, you will receive an email with information about joining the meeting.