Washington, DC – February 11, 2013 – Walmart workers in Maryland and Texas citing Unfair Labor Practices (ULP) committed by Walmart, walked off the job on February 7 to protest the company’s attempts to silence workers who speak out for better jobs.
Saskatoon, Sask. – February 8, 2013 – Compass Group Canada workers at the TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan are now members of UFCW Canada Local 1400 following a winning unionization campaign last month.
Quebec – February 7, 2013 – Activists from UFCW Canada Local 503 recently joined community and movement allies to protest changes to the Employment Insurance Act that will negatively impact members and all working families in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.
Ottawa – February 5, 2013 – Canada’s voice for food workers is calling on activists, friends and supporters to join a new campaign that tells the country’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz – along with Conservative Boss Stephen Harper – to immediately stop their attack on the Canadian food industry and the hard working people who make it possible.
Markham, Ont. – January 28, 2013 – UFCW Canada Local 1000A recently welcomed a new group of LensCrafters workers to the union after they voted a resounding “Yes!” to UFCW Canada. LensCrafters is one of Canada’s largest eyewear retailers, and the new Local 1000A members work at the company’s location in Markham, Ontario at the Markville Shopping Centre.
Hamilton, Ont. – January 21, 2013 – Dozens of Swiss Chalet workers in Southern Ontario are now members of UFCW Canada Local 206 following a winning unionization campaign in Hamilton and a rare Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) ruling against the company's attempt to prevent its employees from joining the union in Paris, a community about 100 kilometres from Toronto.