Graduating from a post-secondary institution is an important accomplishment. It is a rite of passage; it's a time to celebrate.
It can also be a time of great apprehension. After years of hard work and hours of study, new graduates find themselves confronted with the challenge of securing steady work and making their way in an increasingly unfriendly economy.
During the travels of the Fairness Express, we have met such great people with such moving stories. Stories that show how resilient people are in tough times and that show how positive and hopeful people are about making a difference for the future. It has been an inspiring six weeks on the road.
In the four years that Jay Jeworski spent at business school, he wasn’t taught very much about organized labour. “I was an HR major, but I think we only had one course on unions,” says the 25-year-old who lives in Calgary. “I can understand why there are so many people out there who see unions in a really limited scope: we're not taught very much about them.”