UFCW Canada social justice activists recently came out in force to learn and support in "Walking in Our Moccasins", a second Aboriginal Gathering sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) Aboriginal Circle in Port Elgin, Ontario.
UFCW Canada Local 1000A president and long-time activist Pearl Sawyer was elected to the position of International Vice President in December of 2013. She has been the President of Local 1000A since 2011.
The following statement was issued today by Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), in advance of an event in the White House in which First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes retailers who are willing to expand their business into underserved areas. Walmart is among the attendees.
UFCW Canada Local 401 meat-packing members at the XL Lakeside beef plant in Brooks, Alberta, have said “Yes” to a new union contract by 92%.
Ratified on July 13, the new contract features substantial wage improvements, retroactive pay and a significant increase to benefits. Also, new health and safety protections, food safety provisions and new rights for Temporary Foreign Workers have been negotiated.
UFCW Canada activists braved the sweltering heat on July 16 to join over 3,000 spectacularly dressed kids in the Jane and Finch area of Toronto for this year’s Caribana Junior Carnival.
Coming on the heels of the UFCW Canada Summer Splash, Locals 1000A, 1993, and the National Office played mas with the union’s long-time community partner – and last year’s Junior Parade winner – the Louis Saldenah Mas-K Club Band.