Larry Brown

“Our message in this election is ‘we can do better.' Whether it's protecting health care or supporting veterans, we don’t have to accept the status quo.” — NUPGE National President James Clancy

(2015-08-27)Read more

NUPGE members from across the country meet to develop and enhance strategic thinking and planning skills and to learn more about handling organizational change effectively.

Keene, ON (24 Aug. 2015) —  Component activists from the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE), along with NUPGE's sister unions in the U.S., Australia and Britain, have gathered for NUPGE’s Leadership Development School. The school, that has taken place for the last 17 years, is designed to develop dynamic leadership within the Components of the National Union.

(2015-08-25)Read more

"A government that does not respect the very Constitution of the country is a dangerously rogue government." — Larry Brown, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

(2015-07-21)Read more

“Minister’s Oliver’s CPP announcement has to be seen for what it really is, a feeble attempt by the Conservative government to blunt the repeated calls for CPP reform.  Canadians will not be fooled by such a sham.  — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

Commentary by Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

(2015-05-28)Read more

These agreements have included a clause giving individual companies the right to challenge the decisions of democratically elected governments, in ways that citizens themselves don’t have.

Commentary by Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer, National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE).

(2015-03-31)Read more

"The real reason we are having this discussion is because we are, around the globe, being told there are scarce government resources. But that hasn't happened by accident. This is a government-created consequence of self-imposed tax cuts." — Larry Brown, NUPGE Secretary-Treasurer

(2014-11-13)Read more

"I'm rarely at a loss for words. But we had no idea it was going to be this bad. If this law is allowed to pass, it will make Canadian labour history," says Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.

(2014-09-29)Read more

Leaked documents from the European Union suggest that the negotiations for the Canada and European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) are actually far from over.

(2014-09-25)Read more

Without the right to dissent, democracy is made impossible.

(2014-09-22)Read more

These corporate driven trade deals are dangerous for public services, and protect multinational companies from government control. When the public learns what they are really about, they will not accept them." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

(2014-09-18)Read more

The highlight of the agreement on pensions is a commitment to establish joint trusteeship of the Public Service Pension Plan.

(2014-09-04)Read more

“We designed the program for this year's school to give our leadership activists the skills and tools to engage Canadians in conversations about income inequality and the strong role unions play in addressing this major challenge." — NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer Larry Brown.

(2014-08-28)Read more

"We all know that Ken has proven himself a consistent and solid leader. We know that he understands our challenges and that he excels at helping us work together so that we can win together." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President and CLC VP.

(2014-04-29)Read more

More than 350 organizations in 115 countries warn that Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) will make it easier for corporations to make profits and with impunity.

(2014-04-28)Read more

"Ken is delivering the kind of programs the affiliates want and the membership needs. Ken  is doing what we asked him to do, and he's doing it well. He will have my vote at the CLC Convention." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer

(2014-04-25)Read more

"We are supporting Ken because he sees, like we do, the importance in articulating the value and contributions of unions to the broader public," says Clancy. "Undoubtedly, we must work with our members to build a stronger labour movement but we also need to talk to Canadians who aren't unionized about the role we play in improving the lives of all."

(2014-04-22)Read more

Before the Conservatives took over, lying in Parliament was considered to be completely unacceptable; a Minister caught lying was expected to resign.  But that was back when governments believed in democratic principles.

(2014-03-14)Read more

"So now we know what the Conservatives think is the most important reform for our democracy: people not voting.  In their minds, voting is not a good thing.  It is to be discouraged, at least for everyone who isn't likely to support them." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer.

(2014-02-07)Read more

Moving stories and passionate comments were part of the evening at the All Together Now  townhall in Windsor. 

(2014-02-03)Read more

" Rights of corporations take precedence over rights of democratically elected government and its citizens. Only by speaking out against these deals, will we expose their true nature and harm to our future." — Larry Brown, NUPGE National Secretary-Treasurer.

(2014-01-30)Read more