Sunday, January 30, 2011

Canada's Rally for Sanity Was a HUGE Success. We Need More of Them.

I mentioned on Friday a planned rally in Hamilton against the Harper government for allowing the Americans to mess with employee pensions at Stelco.

It was a huge success.

Union banners and flags showed the local crowd was swelled by members of the Canadian Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union, McMaster University students, Communication Energy and Paperworkers union, and public sector unions including the Canadian Union of Public Employees. The marchers were exhorted by the presidents of the United Steelworkers, the Canadian Labour Congress, Ontario Federation of Labour and Hamilton and District Labour Council and area NDP members of federal and provincial Parliament.

Labour rallies contributed so much to this country, and it was nice to see so many people out. Maybe the fear of Harper is dwindling, now that we realize that he is not as tough as he likes to pretend. Most bullies are just cowards with loud mouths.

We need to continue to inspire. This rally was very inspiring.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad the police didn't show up to throw everyone in jail.