A Grander Vision

My Life in the Labour Movement

By Sid Ryan

A stirring, heartfelt manifesto written by a man who fervently believes in what workers with their civil society allies can achieve for the good of all.

Sid Ryan, one of Canada’s most courageous and progressive union leaders, draws on the experience of his varied and colourful life to show what is right with the labour movement, what is wrong, and what has to change if it is to avoid becoming irrelevant.

He calls for the adoption of Social Movement Unionism, in which labour forges an alliance with other progressive elements in civil society, taking up the cause of young people, precarious workers, and immigrants. He demands a renewed commitment to the NDP, the party that was built by unions, and he argues that the LEAP Manifesto should become the pillars of the movement in Canada.

A Grander Vision is a stirring, heartfelt manifesto written by a man who fervently believes in what workers with their civil society allies can achieve for the good of all.

Union Leader & Author

Sid Ryan

Born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Sid Ryan is the past President of the Ontario Federation Labour, Canada’s largest provincial labour federation, where he represented 54 unions and over one million workers. Previously, Sid headed up CUPE Ontario for 17 years and became one of the labour movement’s most recognized voices on public health care, education and public services. Sid has earned an international reputation as a champion of equity, social justice and human rights – not just for his members, but for workers in every workplace and their families in every community.

A stirring and courageous wake-up call about the need for workers to lead the leap to a clean and fair economy now.

Naomi Klein
Author of This Changes Everything and No Is Not Enough

Sid Ryan is a pitbull for justice and his book reads like an action novel! Sid has had an extraordinary life and it comes alive in this fast-paced insiders story of the most important union battles of our time. I loved it!

Maude Barlow
Council of Canadians

Sid Ryan’s unapologetic commitment to the class struggle at home and social justice internationally, made him a controversial union leader. That controversy will be stoked by his readiness to expose weaknesses in the movement that was such a fundamental part of his life. But here too he is unapologetic, rightly convinced that honest self-examination is fundamental to the working class reaching its potential as a social force.

Sam Gindin

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A Grander Vision

My Life in the Labour Movement

By Sid Ryan

A stirring, heartfelt manifesto written by a man who fervently believes in what workers with their civil society allies can achieve for the good of all.

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sid@sidryan.ca