David Rapaport

David Rapaport

David  Rapaport, an activist in the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, is the author of No Justice, No Peace: the 1996 OPSEU strike against the Harris Government in Ontario.   Rapaport joined the Ontario government as an IT specialist in 1984, and served on the...
Herman Stewart

Herman Stewart

Herman Stewart, hired as an organizer with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union in 1980, shook up a sleepy union when he was chosen Ontario business manager in a contested election in 1986.   The union had had a cozy relationship with employers,...
Sol Blaser

Sol Blaser

Sol Blaser started in the garment industry at age 15, joining the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union in 1952.  He spent 47 years in the industry.  Interviewed by Beatrix Henry and Caren...
June Veecock

June Veecock

Guyana-born June Veecock served for 19 years as the director of human rights for the Ontario Federation of Labour.  In this interview, she highlights some of her human rights and labour activism.  Interviewed by Jennifer Carson and Elizabeth...
Oral History Project
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