CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Dual Book Launch: Jean-Claude Parrot and Madeline Parent

Friday May 13, 2005
7-9 pm
Trinity St.Paul's Centre
427 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario
Join Madeline Parent and Jean-Claude Parrot as they celebrate the publication of two books that look at their lives and contributions to their unions, in particular, and the labour movement as a whole - Madeline Parent: Activist edited by Andrée Lévesque (Sumach Press) and My Union, My Life by Jean-Claude Parrot (Fernwood Publishing).
JEAN-CLAUDE PARROT was National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for fifteen years and its chief negotiator for eighteen. When Pierre Trudeau decided to make the post office a crown corporation Parrot was there to guide the transition. He was also there to oversee the merger of the various postal unions into "one union for all." During that time he provided the leadership which built what became Canada's most militant and democratic union.
MADELINE PARENT played a key role in the textile strikes in Quebec and in establishing Canadian unions. She has also been a champion of women's rights, active in campaigns for pay equity, for the right to abortion and for the rights of immigrant and Native women. An iconic figure in the history of Canadian political struggle, Parent has a fearless and continuing commitment to social and economic justice that continues to inspire.
My Union, My Life: Jean-Claude Parrot and the Canadian Union of Postal
Workers, Jean-Claude Parrot 288pages ISBN 1-55266-164-4 $24.95 Fernwood

Madeline Parent, Activist, Edited and translated by Andrée Lévesque.
204 pages ISBN 1-894549-46-5 $19.95 Sumach Press


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