Yvette Lynch

A LAUNDRY WORKER’S PROUD RECOLLECTIONS

Yvette Lynch was one of the striking laundry workers at the Calgary General Hospital. Born in Barbados and raised in Montreal, she moved to Calgary in search of a better life and found work in the hospital. A single mother, she was determined not to let the hospital fire the laundry workers overnight without a struggle. After the strike she played a role in trying to reconcile the workers who struck with those who stayed behind. She felt a deep sense of pride that a group of low-paid workers could force an aggressive provincial premier to blink and feels there is a lesson for all workers facing oppression in the strike in which she was involved.

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