The Union Member Vote Then and Now

Posted April 16th, 2023

Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 – 4:30 PM

2nd floor Portage Place units 229 or 233 – 393 Portage Ave. 

Marianne Cerilli had the good fortune of being raised by labour leader Al Cerilli. She recently reviewed his personal papers gleaning lessons from history on how they organized to win the 40-hour work week and other milestones. We can learn from Al’s example how to live the adage – don’t agonize organize -which he practiced from the beginning of his career in the labour movement as the chair of the political action committee as a CN dining car worker, to retiring as the VP of the CBRT&GW. And after retirement founding the Canadian Congress of Union Retirees, the first UM Labour Studies Scholar in residence, and other activism. Marianne will share some lessons from history and strategies on organizing and politicizing workers to act on their own interests based on their lived experience.