May Day

Has the power of labour unions taken a hit because of the recession? Edited version of a Cross Country Checkup with guest host Ann Medina. Part 2. Profile of a man who pioneered social security legislation in Canada and fought successfully for old age pensions and the right to join a union. James Shaver Woodsworth (1874-1942) was a Methodist minister, a labour organiser, a politician, a pacifist and the founding leader of the CCF, forerunner of today's NDP. MUSIC from The Travellers and a Chicago meeting of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

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