John Ewasiw

EwasiwJInterviewee: John Ewasiw
Year: 1998
Location: Edmonton
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Index: Working at the meatpacking plant on 66th street in Edmonton, 1957-1997; Meatpacking industry in Edmonton in the 1950s and early 1960s; Purchase of Swifts Canada by Peter Pocklington I n1979 – moved Gainers to 66th street; 1984 negotiations; 1986 Gainers strike; Take over of the plant by Alberta government; Purchase of the plant by Burns in 1993 – conditions deteriorate; North Edmonton community; Benefits of unionization; UFCW involvement in Action Centre for re-training after Maple Leaf closed the plant