Hodges, Oliver Edwin, 1915-1993

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Hodges, Oliver Edwin, 1915-1993

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Oliver Edwin Hodges (1915-1993), union organizer and politician, was born in Canada. He served with the National Union of Shoe and Leather Workers as an education officer (1943-1947), the United Glass and Ceramic Workers of North America as a president of District 6. He was also a district organizer for the Canadian Congress of Labour as well as a general representative of the organization in the 1950s. A founding director of the Religion-Labour Council of Canada (1959), Hodges was also a member of education committees in the Canadian Labour Congress. He was a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation candidate in London, Ontario municipal elections and served on its Labour Committee (1947-1949). He was unsuccessful as a CCF candidate in provincial elections in the 1940s and as a federal NDP candidate in 1965. After 1965, he became a collective bargaining consultant. He served as a member of the Ontario Labour Relations Board and was president of Workers' Equity Limited.

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