Comrades & friends,
It took an extra few days, but our Election committee has provided a full location-by-location breakdown of our local election results where Chris (2nd VP) and I (President), won our respective campaigns. If not for the pandemic, we would’ve got the additional ~70 votes needed to break the all-time local voting record! Regardless, your participation sends a powerful message to CPC as we prepare for negotiations. In this dispatch you will find a short video statement from myself as to what the election results mean for our local and the rest of our union, as well as a political cartoon drawn by one of our members that CPC claimed was bullying them. Good stuff all around.
Have a safe, and wonderful weekend.
Full Election Report & Voting Summary - Election Committee: Read more >>
In total there were 715 voters participating from the following locations:
- 308 EMPP
- 180 Affiliates offices
- 39 Rosedale
- 32 EDDD
- 29 Depot 2
- 20 Mayfield
- 20 Whitemud South
- 13 Delton
- 10 Sherwood Park
- 4 St. Albert
- 3 Retail
- 57 Unknown locations (Temps, unassigned, etc)
Canada Post formally complained to our Regional union office that our local comic bullies and dehumanizes a supervisor and violates corporate values. Where to start?
1) It's impossible to bully someone who holds formal authority and power over you. Bullying is about punching DOWN on those without the formal power to fight back. Punching UP is about empowering ourselves to overcome unjust power structures. Neoliberals have accused employees trying to unionize Amazon of bullying Amazon. Don't fall for it.
2) If CPC put as much energy into making our jobs safer (e.g. fix route measurement, staff properly, etc.) as they did complaining about our local's comics (3rd time now)... our jobs would be safer!
3) It is the duty of the left to always ridicule the powerful. Look forward to more of these comics from our local!
For previous comics, please check out: Read more >>
Retirement is a significant life change and navigating those changes can be confusing! Our Local has some excellent volunteers who can give you information and suggestions on how to make your transition as smooth as possible.
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To stay aligned with the newest health guidelines, our office remains locked and available by appointment only. We are trying to conduct all meetings with members over the phone or via video conferencing. Exemptions can be made for unique circumstances. In either case, please call (780) 423-9000 to arrange an appointment with the appropriate officer. We are extremely busy in the office trying to put out a thousand different fires, so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.