The Birth of an Activist: The Early Years of SFL President Larry Hubich
Few presidents can hold an elected position of such stature for 15 years, which is probably a blessing; but for SFL president Larry Hubich he still has the confidence of those he serves. Still, those who know him best say there is a lot more to him than just being the head of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour.
The 62-year-old, in his eighth term as president, says labour activism has always been apart of his upbringing.
"My dad was a wheat pool elevator guy, my mom worked in the local co-op store in our small town so there was lots about community and co-operatives," he said.
"Unions in the day when I became an activist were really from that same mindset," he says. "Together we could do so much better than we can by ourselves.
"I signed my first union card in 1973," he said. "It was called the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Employees Association."
The SWPEA ended up becoming the GSU the following year in 1974.