[Marxism] re Gindin

michael a. lebowitz mlebowit at sfu.ca
Tue Jul 14 09:26:02 MDT 2015

Marv Gandall wrote:
> Gindin was research director of the Canadian Auto Workers for many 
> years and then assistant to union presidents Bob White and Buzz 
> Hargrove. I don’t believe he’s had had any “grassroots” union 
> experience as a local activist or organizer. He studied and taught 
> economics and worked as a researcher for the Manitoba NDP before 
> joining the CAW, and, of course, has been closely connected with Leo 
> Panitch and the York University political science department since his 
> retirement.

This leaves out Sam's constant involvement in organising left groups 
within unions besides CAW, his centrality to the efforts of the 
Socialist Project and to the Greater Toronto Workers Assembly and to 
ongoing attempts to build a pan-Canadian socialist party. He also has 
been a supporter of LeftRoots in the US. He has a very deep, 
long-standing personal relation with Leo Panitch.

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