Norm LeClaire

Year: 2008
Location: Lethbridge
Profile: Norm LeClaire was born in Vancouver and served as a mounted policeman for 12 years. He then began to work at Canada Packers in Calgary and soon became an activist in a predecessor union to UFCW. He was chief shop steward in his plant, and then a full-time business agent for 30 years. His interview focuses on how he organized union locals and how the meatpacking industry in Alberta has changed from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Keywords: business agent; Canada Packers; consolidation of meatpacking plants; farmer-union relations; Lakeside Packers; meatpacking; union organizing
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