Labor’s Winning Weapon
Two Canadian unions show why the supermajority strike is the key to worker power

Canadian strikers

The bus drivers, station attendants, maintenance crews, cleaners, and transit safety workers walked off the job in a strike that lasted four days with 100 percent unity. Not a single worker crossed the picket lines. The timing couldn’t have been better—and it wasn’t an accident.

How workers prepare one another for strikes is crucial to their strength and success—the ATU members ratified a great contract last Thurs. The steps they took to build serious wins is an example all workers can follow.

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