The Doc Project

More powerful than God

In 2013, 120 factory workers went on strike at Crown Metal, protesting pay cuts and a significant decrease in entry-level wages. Those workers stayed on strike for 22 long months. Producer Ashley Walters brings you their story.
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If you've picked up a Coors Lite, Labatt Blue or a Molson Canadian - then you're familiar with the work of Crown Metal Packaging. They're a billion-dollar American multi-national corporation, with steel plants here in Canada. In 2013, 120 factory workers went on strike at Crown Metal, protesting pay cuts and a significant decrease in entry-level wages. Those workers stayed on strike for 22 long months. This week, producer Ashley Walters brings you their story. Her documentary is called 'More Powerful Than God.' 


About the Producer: Ashley has been freelancing docs for CBC Radio pretty much full-time for the past two years. Her work has aired on The Sunday Edition, Ideas on CBC Radio and Living Out Loud.