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Update is our union magazine. Published three times per year, it is a place for in-depth social justice stories, union news and interviews with important personalities. Read on for our latest issue!

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Fall 2019

Queer rights are workers’ rights. In this issue, learn about the historical connection between the fight for LGBTQ2SI rights and worker rights. Read about our federal election picks and our continued political action. Also, learn more our work for migrant workers.

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Lifting Everyone Up
“It’s a story of sadness. It’s a story of tragedy,” says Raj Chouhan of the working conditions on British Columbia farms in the 1970s and 1980s. Now a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Burnaby-Edmonds, Chouhan was born in Punjab, India. He emigrated to Canada as a young man after answering a newspaper advertisement for farmworkers in the Fraser Valley. …read more
Talking to Politicians
Safeway closures are bad for families and communities. That’s what UFCW 1518 members told their Member of the Legislative Assembly in meetings scheduled across the province this summer and fall. Members, leadership and union representatives met MLAs to discuss the future of Safeway, which is converting to FreshCo in many communities. The discount banner of parent company Sobeys, FreshCo is …read more
Union Pride
“What we desire for ourselves, we wish for all.” That’s what Sussanne Skidmore’s t-shirt read at this year’s Vancouver Pride Parade. For the Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour, the message was more than fitting. In fact, the famous quote from JS Woodsworth, a labour activist and founder of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, signals the moral foundation of the …read more

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