Thanks to a new smart phone App designed by the International, UFCW activists, friends and supporters in Canada and the United States can now use their iPhones, BlackBerrys and other mobile devices to find the nearest union grocery store in seconds.
Leukemia research was the winner, as dozens of participants and onlookers enjoyed the speed and sunshine at the Second Annual Mini-Indy go-cart races held recently in Regina. The fundraising event drew go-cart enthusiasts from across the region for a fun-filled competition in the parking lot next to the UFCW Canada Local 1400 regional office in Regina.
The Economic Policy Institute of Washington, D.C. has released a new graphic and backgrounder that confirm what labour activists have long known: as union membership has steadily fallen in the United States, income inequality has risen to levels not seen since the 1920s.
The UFCW Canada Migrant Workers Family Support Fund, set up to support the families of the 11 deceased workers and three survivors of a horrific February collision near Hampstead, Ontario, is set to close on July 31, 2012. After this date it will not be possible to donate to the fund.