Jamaican-Canadian Civil Rights Leader Is Dead

Bromley Armstrong
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(Jamaica Gleaner) 21 August, 2018 – Bromley Armstrong, a Jamaican who blazed a path as a trade unionist and civil-rights leader in Ontario, Canada, is dead.

In 1948, shortly after arriving in Canada from Jamaica, Armstrong wanted to be a welder, so he enrolled in a welding course at the Chicago Vocational School.

After training ,he applied to a company that had advertised for welders, but after submitting an application on three occasions and being told that it could not be found, he turned to the United Auto Workers Local 439 for help.

That was the start of a long association with the trade union movement.

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