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Spring 2019

Spring 2019

New beginnings. Read about our new leadership and their vision for UFCW 1518; Susanne Skidmore, new Secretary-Treasurer of the BC Fed; and historical new funding for childcare in this province. Also, learn more about why unions matter today and the various UFCW scholarship opportunities available to members.

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Featured In This Issue

Winners of UFCW 1518's Joint Diversity Scholarship
Knowledge is Power
An educated membership is an unstoppable force. The only way unions lead change at work and in our communities is through educated members who are empowered to fight for fairness and justice. That’s why UFCW funds tens of thousands of dollars in post-secondary scholarships each year: one scholarship at a time, we are building capacity in our members and their …read more
Universal Child Care Comes to BC
In 2011, Camie Pohl’s dream of becoming a mother came true. On a hot summer morning, the Save-On-Foods clerk gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Scotlyn. Camie’s journey to motherhood had been long and complex, but possible thanks to her union membership. “I was beyond grateful that my medical benefits covered my fertility treatments. I would not have been …read more
Building Worker Power: The Case for Organized Labour
That’s what Rashad Long, a picker at an Amazon warehouse, told a press conference in New York City when Amazon workers announced their plan to unionize last December. Long painted a grim picture of life at Amazon: an inhumane environment where workers toiled long hours, forced to work extended unpaid shifts and pressured with disciplinary actions for not meeting unrealistic …read more