It is with great sadness that we learned of Art Kube's passing on Sunday. Art was a vigilant supporter of worker's rights and this started at a very young age when he immigrated from Poland. His leadership brought about solidarity and unity in times when communities were divided and socialism was in jeopardy.
I, personally had the opportunity to meet Art on numerous occasions throughout my career. His advocacy and efforts to ensure the advancement of workers in our country was undeniable. It was impossible to not be inspired by Art when speaking with him, his passion for social justice and human rights was contagious. Rightfully earning Art the prestigious designation of the Order of Canada in 2015.
Art was deeply involved with the Council of Senior Citizens Organization (COSCO) and worked with our Local 1611 Retiree Club to lobby on behalf of vulnerable pensioners on numerous issues.
On behalf of LiUNA Local 1611's Officers, members, Executive Board and administrative staff, we would like to extend our deepest condolences on the passing of Art. We hope that his family will find solitude in knowing that Art's impact in the Labour Movement will succeed his death. His accomplishments have changed the course of workers' lives for generations to come and for that his memory will live on.
In Solidarity, Nav Malhotra Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer
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