A Hard Man to Beat

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • A Hard Man to Beat
  • Bill White
  • English
  • 19 February 2017
  • 0889781311

About the Author: Bill White

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A Hard Man to Beat Bill White 19052001 was an itinerant ranch hand and trapper, a member of the RCMP and an Arctic traveller, but he was best known for his work as the head of the Vancouver Labour Council and president of the Marine Workers and Boilermakers Union, the largest local union in Canada in his time It was a position he held for eleven straight years during WWII, the heyday of the West Coast shipbuilding industry Known as Bareknuckle Bill, White was fierce and unrelenting in his condemnation of the companies and governments that refused to treat their workers like human beings He personally fought one of the first big right to work cases in BC history, all the way to the Privy Council of England.From the scaffolds and docks of the shipyards to the battleground of the bargaining table, White s stories about the struggle for labour and human rights in Vancouver in the 40s and 50s make for harrowing and fascinating reading A Hard Man to Beat not only covers all the major labour events of the period, but brings to life the personality of the man, Bill White, in his own colourfuland sometimes expletive filledlanguage Author Howard White spent years of intensive research and worked closely with Bill to create this oral history, which sold out its first printing in two days when it was first published in 1983 A Hard Man to Beat is one of ten Vancouver 125 Legacy books, an initiative created by the City of Vancouver, the Office of Vancouver s Poet Laureate Brad Cran and the Association of Book Publishers of BC to bring back into print a collection of books to celebrate Vancouver s 125th anniversary. New Read A Hard Man to Beat [ By ] Bill White [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – johndore.co.uk

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  1. A says:

    Autobiographic sketches from a dude who headed the Boilermakers in BC for 11 years beginning in WWII He was at the centre of The Kuzych Case, so there s 4 Chapters which deal with that story There s a short anecdote about the Ford strike Descriptions of a lot of BC Supreme Court Justices, especially Sloan The first 6 Chapters chronicle his rise in the Union, in the Shipyards during WWII His autobiography predates that, and there are important Union anecdotes in latter chapters, but this sec Autobiographic sketches from a dude who headed the Boilermakers in BC for 11 years beginning in WWII He was at the centre of The Kuzych Case, so there s 4 Chapters which deal with that story There s a short anecdote about the Ford strike Descriptions of a lot of BC Supreme Court Justices, especially Sloan The first 6 Chapters chronicle his rise in the Union, in th...