John Ventura

VenturaInterviewee: John Ventura
Year: 1998
Location: Edmonton
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Index: Working at the meatpacking plant on 66th street in Edmonton, 1974-1992; Working on staff with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); Production line jobs; Languages in the plant – learning English on the job, speaking Portuguese; Initial problems with the union; Became a shop steward in 1979; Process for resolving grievance with managers; Problems when Pocklington purchased the plant; strikes in 1974 and 1986; Problems when Burns took over the plant; strike under Burns; Value of unions