CUPW History Reading Group: My Union, My Life - Negotiation Demands Resolution Workshops - March Double GMM Registration
My Union, My Life provides an ideal text for us to delve into the most active and organized periods of CUPW history, where we were able to make tremendous gains for ourselves and other workers. The lessons in Brother Parrot’s book will be invaluable as we prepare for the struggle to protect and improve our own jobs, as well as revitalize the Canadian labour movement. All CUPW activists welcome!
In addition to regular GMM business, the March 7 GMM will focus on the presentation and adoption of RSMC negotiation demand resolutions for the CUPW Prairie Regional Conference. Another special GMM will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11am to focus on Urban negotiation demands. Each meeting will have their own notice, and registration.
Rashpal Sehmby, our very own Health & Safety officer and steadfast union activist, is running for council in the upcoming Edmonton civic election! It was to our local's great pleasure to join our CUPW Prairie office in endorsing Brother Sehmby at our last GMM in his efforts to be a progressive voice for the working class in his home ward.
On preparing for Negotiations 2022: We can’t force that change without creating leverage. We have no leverage if we don’t mobilize our membership en masse. We won’t be able to successfully organize and mobilize our members, without giving them the skills and confidence necessary through deliberate training. There are no shortcuts. The work must be put in.