Thanks to Lo­cal 1005

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION - RE: The state of unions

We keep hear­ing com­ments on unions in to­day’s world; good things or bad things? Well I have noth­ing but praise for my union Lo­cal 1005 USWA af­ter their fight with U.S. Steel and oth­ers in get­ting some of our ben­e­fits back. Yes ben­e­fits back — the ones we worked and bar­gained for over our work­ing years in those plants. So we hear peo­ple be­lit­tle unions, but I know where I pre­ferred to work, in a union en­vi­ron­ment, as least I had these peo­ple fight­ing for me against this cor­rupt CCAA sys­tem. Also thanks to our lo­cal NDP peo­ple who helped us in this fight. It’s just too bad oth­ers in this city who promised us so much stood back and did noth­ing, and these peo­ple know who they are. So again thanks to Gary Howe and his ex­ec­u­tive for not leav­ing the re­tirees and their spouses be­hind. Harry Fitz­patrick, proud re­tired steel­worker, Hamil­ton

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