|Dear Unifor members,|
Across the country, Unifor members and their families are building community and celebrating Pride events, and they need your help.
Participation in Pride events is important because it is a fun chance for every single local union to connect to the ongoing equity work of Unifor. With strong, diverse contingents at these events, you can embody our opposition to homophobia and transphobia. We must show our support for LGBTQ members, loud and proud.
I encourage all local unions and members to get in touch with Unifor’s regional Pride Committees to help organize and participate in your community’s events.
Read and download a list of events where Unifor will be present across the country at unifor.org/pride. If your local is involved in an event that is not on the listed please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that it may be added. Here are just a few of the events that Unifor members are attending:
Lastly, please use the poster included with this letter to highlight your local Pride events. You can download more posters, handbills and an online shareable at unifor.org/pride. Please email LGBTQ staff liaison Sarah McCue with any questions: email@example.com
Let’s celebrate and march together to send a strong Unifor message against hate. Bring your Unifor flags and solidarity to each event.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sisters and Brothers,
Today members of Unifor Locals 112 and 673 walked out of their Bombardier aerospace plant in Downsview to call on Boeing to drop its trade complaint against the company. As past President of Local 112, I was proud to join the 1,500 workers at the rally to protect Canadian jobs and Canadian innovation.
Today’s action follows last week’s meeting with Boeing officials in Washington D.C. where I encouraged the company to drop allegations that Bombardier sold the C-Series plane at an artificially low price due to support from the Canadian and Quebec governments. There is still time for Boeing to withdraw its baseless complaint and seek a fair resolution with Bombardier before the ruling, which is expected next week.
Prior to today’s rally I spoke to BNN about the Boeing situation and the inherent flaws in Canada’s trade agreements. You can watch the interview here.
I’m writing with a link to the video that summarizes the proceedings of our 2017 Canadian Council: https://youtu.be/Go3fiHNtyIA
If you were a delegate, thank you for your contributions to another engaging and meaningful Council.
If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to watch the video and share it with your friends and family. Delegates made important contributions to the resolutions that will move our union forward, and our speakers inspired us to work even harder to achieve our goal of a better world.
Convention documents are available at unifor.org/canadiancouncil.
On behalf of the National Executive Board,
Robert J. Orr
August 12, 2017
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
A cease and desist order has ended Occupy Northstar. At this time no further action is scheduled. Thank you to all who stood the line in solidarity for the past three days. Through our efforts we were able to bring this issue to the forefront and generate an important public discussion on pensions. Unifor will continue the fight for fair pensions for our Local 112 members and for all workers. Please stay tuned for further details.