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Success Stories
Brianna Bernardi
When Brianna Bernardi found out the daughter of her long-time work friend Patrick Haw had been diagnosed with cancer, she knew she had to do something to help. “My heart broke when I found out. Shortly after her diagnosis Pat went off work due to an injury so I knew we had to do something,” recounts Brianna. So in just three weeks, with the help of her coworkers at ...read more 
Stefan Nielsen
Stefan Nielsen is a proud unionist and a member of UFCW 1518. Despite longtime involvement, however, last year was his first time representing our union at the BC Federation of Labour’s annual convention. “To be honest, it was the time of my life, surrounded by activists, trade unionists – a whole diverse variety of perspectives,” Stefan says of the largest gathering of the provincial labour movement. “It was an ...read more 
Caitlan Smith
Caitlan Smith didn’t always see herself as an activist in our union. “I didn’t really feel like I had much of a voice,” says the member from eCycle Solutions. That changed when she joined about a dozen other UFCW 1518 members at Harrison Hot Springs for a five-day Youth Internship Program. There, Caitlan learned about her rights in the workplace and gained confidence in standing up for herself through ...read more 
Brock Fingland
Life isn’t fair. Brock Fingland saw that every day working at First United Church, a low-barrier shelter in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that helps some of the city’s most vulnerable residents. But Brock started to notice that things at work weren’t fair either. There was inconsistent scheduling and the firing of a co-worker without cause. Since joining our union in August 2016, Brock has seen a significant improvement in working ...read more