The Education of Everett Richardson —The Story of the Nova Scotia Fisherman’s Strike, 1970–71
by Silver Donald Cameron • 260 pages
YOU WORK THREE TIMES LONGER than the average industrial worker—at half the pay. Death is an occupational hazard. And the law says you can’t have a union.
This 15-month struggle was a rallying point for Canadian labour, and a bitter education for Nova Scotia fishermen.
Rich in vernacular and outrage, here is a worker’s-eye view of the system and the battle, capturing individual dramas and collective heroism. With a new introduction by Silver Donald Cameron, this is labour history like you’ve never read it before—profane, poignant, and personal!