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that our growth and our numbers show how dif-
ferent we are,” he points out. “We are clearly the
largest building trade union in the country.”
In 1903, the organization’s ancestors, who
had the courage and intestinal fortitude to build
the foundations of the union as it stands today,
were predominantly immigrants from all over
Europe, primarily Italy, Germany and Ireland.
They came into the U.S. and Canada and were
working for substandard wages, with no ben-
efits, and in many instances under slave-like type
conditions, because workers’ rights were scarce
to be found more than 100 years ago.
Bear in mind there were no such things as
labour laws at the turn of the 20th Century; that
would have been deemed a luxury. Individuals
worked for whatever and whenever their
employer told them, otherwise they would risk
The new 1.6 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art Oakville hospital will replace the current Oakville-Trafalgar
Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1950.
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