“In its first half-century, the Public Service Alliance of Canada evolved from a marriage of convenience between two rival public service organizations in 1966 into one of the country’s strongest and most progressive unions. The story of how this came to be is a tribute to those members, staff and leaders whose vision and dedication set a steady (if sometimes stormy) course over the past five decades.

The history of PSAC has not only been one of celebration, but of reverses and setbacks. The union has faced many obstacles, internal and external, as it grew, learning collectively from its failures as well as its successes. Its history so far is, of course, a work in progress: much remains unfinished, and many new and complex challenges lie ahead. But the union’s hard-won maturity and ability to adapt have equipped it well to face the future with confidence.”