A Blasty Bough Panel Chat with Earle McCurdy
The fishery defines the culture and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. But historically, it was merchants who wielded power and reaped the bounty created by workers.
Join Mary Shortall, Barb Neis, and Sean Cadigan as they discuss this new book with its author, Earle McCurdy.
Moderated by NL Public Library’s own John Griffin.
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About Match to A Blasty Bough: The fishery defines the culture and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. But historically, it was merchants who wielded power and reaped the bounty created by workers. This changed in 1971 when a group of dedicated people created what was then known simply as the Fishermen’s Union. Their goal—which was derided as idealistic and doomed to failure—was to change the power structure of the fishing industry to ensure workers could finally obtain their rightful share of the wealth. Earle McCurdy, who spent most of his career with the FFAW-Unifor, has been at the center for many of the union’s important battles. Drawing on personal experience, as well as dozens of interviews and extensive research, McCurdy tells the compelling true story of challenge and triumph.