Donato Colangelo

ColangeloInterviewee: Donato Colangelo
Year: 1998
Location: Edmonton
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Index: Working at the meatpacking plant on 66th street in Edmonton from 1966-1997; Work in the cellar and tack house; Things went from back to worse as ownership changed – Pocklington to Burns to Maple Leaf; Social life; Rates of pay; Health and safety issues; Cultural diversity; Learning to speak English; Settling of grievances 1950s to 1970s done informally; 1984 concessions; 1974 strike; 1986 Gainers strike; Last strike results in Maple Leaf closing the plant