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Success Stories
Chris Lee
By day, Chris Lee is a mild-mannered service clerk at Save-On-Foods in Whitehorse. Cheerful and friendly, he is known for his ever-changing, crazy coloured hair. After work, however, Lee is a superhero. He’s a community leader who sits on the board of directors for three non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting people living with disabilities. And he’s a Special Olympics athlete and gold medalist. Lee is matter-of-fact about his impressive ...read more 
Kourtney Trill
Kourtney Trill didn’t know much about unions until she started her first union job at a Chilliwack Save-On-Foods three years ago. She was just 15. “I think it’s cool that even at this age I can have a union. All of my friends have part-time non-union jobs,” comments Trill. Now a student at the University of Fraser Valley, Trill has begun discovering more about opportunities for UFCW 1518 members. ...read more 
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