Thursday, November 05, 2009

You Won't Want to Miss *Buzz Hargrove* in Waterloo!

Saturday November 21st, 3:00 pm, In Store, Absolutely FREE!

As head of the CAW from 1992 until his retirement in 2008, Buzz Hargrove was a force to be reckoned with. And love him or hate him – agree ardently, or disagree passionately – no one knows the behind-the-scenes dealings of the Big Three, unions, manufacturing and the political machine better than Hargrove. In his book Laying it on the Line: Driving a Hard Bargain in Challenging Times, Hargrove delivers a blistering verdict on the roots of the current economic crisis and the state of Canadian government, the economy, manufacturing, and unions.

From his start in the maintenance department of Chrysler, Hargrove was eventually elected head of the CAW, a position he held for 16 years, until his earlier-than-expected 2008 retirement. And then, in late 2008, the world’s economies crumbled with alacrity, and at the forefront of the collapse were the Big Three: Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.

In Laying it on the Line, Hargrove details the decades of terrible decision making – from the federal government to corporate CEOs – that set the stage for this crisis, including personal betrayals and behind-the-door dealings. Laying it on the Line explains the crisis form Hargrove’s perspective, outlining the failings and offering a prescriptive to correct course and help position manufacturing as Canada’s foremost economic driver for the future.

Come and meet Buzz Hargrove, hear him read from his new book Laying It On The Line, and listen to or participate in the question and answer period. This event will spark much talk and debate! Don't miss it!

See you there!

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