Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), has released an official statement commending U.S. President Obama for his historic support of marriage equality.
UFCW Canada Locals 1400 and 248P are denouncing the Saskatchewan Party government's effort to fast track consultations with the public and interested stakeholders on sweeping changes to 15 pieces of labour legislation. Even though the overhaul would affect every worker in the province, Premier Brad Wall and Labour Relations Minister Don Morgan are only providing citizens and organizations with 90 days to submit their ideas for change on everything from collective bargaining for healthcare to workplace safety to the minimum wage.
Each year May 17 is observed as the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the FondationÉmergence's campaign to establish a special day that recognizes homosexuality and celebrates the valuable contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and queer (LGBTQ) community in our society.