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Summer 2018

Summer 2018

Learn about labor’s responsibility for reconciliation. Read about our time in Victoria talking to government during Lobby Day. Also, learn more about our union’s involvement in provincial poverty reduction consultations and the Labour Code review.

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Featured In This Issue

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
A Vote for Pro Rep is a Vote for Democracy
Patrick Johnson, UFCW 1518 Executive Assistant, outside the Parliament Buildings in Victoria, BC With low voter turnout for elections at every level of government plaguing modern democracy, many people wonder if they should bother voting at all. Does my vote even count? would-be voters wonder. Voter apathy and elections won with far less than a majority are just two of …read more
Get Your Vote On! Why You Should Vote this October
  UFCW 1518 members are 22,000 votes strong Katrina Chen loves door knocking. At the doorstep of many Burnaby homes, the former UFCW member has been determined to find answers. “What’s the most pressing issue in your community?” Chen has often asked Burnaby residents. Their answers are many and varied: parks, street lighting, public education, community safety. Chatting with her …read more