For Hollywood actor and activist Danny Glover — who starred in Lethal Weapon and Dreamgirls — supporting a union drive is not a sudden “fancy.” It’s bred in the bone — something that he said comes naturally to him and something he has done all his life.
Glover grew up living and breathing union activism thanks to his parents — both of whom were members of the postal union in the United States. When he’s not performing he often speaks out for better wages, pension and health care benefits for hotel and food service workers.
Yesterday Glover was once more front and centre at a union rally here in Toronto in front of Rogers Media headquarters, taking time from shooting a movie in Guelph to speak in support of a union drive of concession workers at the Rogers Centre.
Unite Here Canada, which represents 50,000 hotel, food service, garment and manufacturing workers across the country, has been trying to organize the stadium’s concession workers since late July.
It has filed unfair labour practice charges against Rogers Media and Sportservice.