Union Communities, Healthy Communities



The right wing’s regressive anti-union rhetoric and U.S.-style attacks on the labour movement threaten Canada’s prosperity. Union Communities, Healthy Communities debunks the conservative movement’s attacks on labour and makes the case that unions are vital to stable economic growth.

The report builds on the Broadbent Institute’s Equality Project in highlighting how unions have contributed an equalizing effect and helped to create broad-based prosperity. Unions successfully promoted fair wages, decent working conditions, social programs, and public services which benefit all citizens – not just unionized workers.