UFCW Canada activists representing over 20 different local unions gathered in Winnipeg from July 8 to 10 to build strength, solidarity and security at the 26th Annual National Defence Fund (NDF) Convention.
Two young activists and retail veterans have recently launched Retail Report at www.rere.tv. The goal of the web hub for retail activists is to reach out, inform and encourage retail workers in Canada to fight for good jobs and better working conditions for all.
Thousands of UFCW members at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will keep their jobs after an attempt to privatize the state-owned liquor stores failed to garner enough support in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Toronto, ON - A monetary fine against a Toronto construction company found negligent in the 2009 death of four workers, with no jail time for the company's owner, "sends a message that for a few thousand dollars you can toss safety and the lives of workers aside", says Wayne Hanley, the National President of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Canada (UFCW Canada).