Labour of Love

Toronto, Ontario

December 3, 1998


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Labour of Love
Labour of Love
dated December 3, 1998

Toronto, Ontario

The Book is called the "Labour of Love" and the meaning behind the title was apparent when the author, CAW National President Buzz Hargrove came back to his labour roots as part of his national book tour.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

I draw my strength from my local union. Its wonderful to be here and see so many old time friends.

Over a hundred CAW members and other labour activists showed up for the book signing in Windsor. Hargrove stayed true to the principle of seniority in signing copies of the book.



Katherine McKay
CAW local 444

"It's a book that anyone who spends any time as an activist or in the labour community would enjoy. It's a very good insight into the workings of the union itself."



Len Wallace
Federation of Musicians Local 1000

"I always looked upon the Canadian Auto Workers as the elite activist union. The ones who are carrying out the banner, fighting on behalf of working people so I bought the book to see what he has to say about past struggles and what he sees coming in the future."

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

"Let our case go in front of the Canada Labour Relations Board. We can't have a hearing unless she grants us permission. We're not asking her permission to give us the right to strike. We're asking her to tell the Canada Labour Relations Board that they will hear our case so that our members, our workers have their day in court and then the Canada Labour Relations Board can make a decision."

Another key element in the book is a criticism of the former Bob Rae NDP Government in Ontario and the current federal NDP's move to the right.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

"It's a wake up call. It's a challenge. I've said to the thinkers on the Left, the intellectuals on the Left, we have to challenge the leadership of our party of our labour movement to get back to where we started. Where we started building a movement in this country that challenged those with wealth and power.



CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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