Congratulations to the newest members of UFCW Canada Local 175. Fifty health care providers working at the Rose of Sharon Korean Long Term Care Facility in Toronto became union members on September 9, 2011 following a successful certification vote.
UFCW Canada is mobilizing 100,000-plus members across Ontario for the province’s upcoming election. From now until Election Day on October 6, UFCW Canada is calling on all activists, friends and supporters to do everything they can to stop PC Leader Tim Hudak from imposing another Mike Harris style of government on working families.
The Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) celebrated a major milestone at this year’s Labour Day Parade in Toronto. After four years of community outreach and non-stop organizing, the AWA recently surpassed the 10,000 member mark – confirming its role as the largest and most dynamic farm worker organization in Canada.
National President Wayne Hanley says fundraising allegations filed by the Conservative Party of Canada against the NDP just before Labour Day were "a groundless, strategic assault on the labour movement, and on ordinary Canadians who are fed up with the vicious, partisan politics the Harper Conservatives are so proud of."
In addition to the many benefits of Agriculture Workers Alliance (AWA) membership, AWA members are now also automatically covered, at no cost, by a new Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan. As of September 6, 2011, a $2,500 benefit will be paid to the family of an AWA member who dies while contracted to work in Canada.
UFCW Canada members, family members, and social justice partners are free to sign-up for the newest webCampus courses launching in November. All webCampus courses are offered at no cost, and can be taken at your own pace anywhere you have a computer and an online web connection.