I’ve been meeting a lot of people over the last three weeks. And I’ve been collecting a lot of email addresses. When I was searching through my things today, I came across the business card of one Laura Kaminker, a name I failed to recognise. But there was a web address: wmtc.ca which led me to We Move To Canada, a blog that I have had the pleasure to read on occasion.
I don’t have the best job out there, but I want those better jobs to exist. Good union jobs raise the standards for all workers. I thank the striking Toronto city workers for holding the line – for all of us. The inconvenience caused by the strike is temporary, but we need good jobs in our community for generations to come.
Coming from a non-union member, that does mean a lot, and it’s a refreshing dose of sanity after reading weeks of rants along the lines of “I don’t have it so you shouldn’t either.”
Laura, I thank you, and if we’ve met, I’m sorry I don’t recall. It’s been a blur lately, but I hope we meet again. (Oh, and a belated “welcome to Canada”).