Author: Herman Rosenfeld

HERMAN ROSENFELD worked on the line and as an elected union representative at General Motors and retired as a national representative in the education department of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW). He is a sessional instructor in the Labour Studies Department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a writer and political activist, a member of the Greater Toronto Workers Assembly, based in Toronto.

The Greater Toronto Workers Assembly: A Hopeful Experiment

It is a sad irony, that in the midst of the deepest economic slump since the Depression, it is working class and socialist political institutions that have been in crisis. Even with the inspiring new movements in a number of U.S. states, the Mideast and some European countries coming up on the political horizon, the larger union movement here has remained mired in a sluggish defensiveness.