Labour Studies Index

Updated: 2022-05-16

A Grander Vision: My Life in the Labour Movement

Document type Book
Author Ryan, Sid
Publisher Dundurn; Toronto
Date 2019
ISBN 978-1-4597-4425-7
Pages 310 pages: illustrations


A stirring, heartfelt manifesto written by a man who fervently believes in what workers with their civil society allies can achieve for the good of all. Sid Ryan, one of Canada's most courageous and progressive union leaders, draws on the experience of his varied and colourful life to show what is right with the labour movement, what is wrong, and what has to change if it is to avoid becoming irrelevant. He calls for the adoption of Social Movement Unionism, in which labour forges an alliance with other progressive elements in civil society, taking up the cause of young people, precarious workers, and immigrants. He demands a renewed commitment to the NDP, the party that was built by unions, and he argues that the Leap Manifesto should become the pillars of the movement in Canada. --Publisher's description