Comrades & friends,
During our National campaign, we framed the race as not just a choice between candidates but as a referendum on the direction of our union. Do we maintain our current course, or do we reform to embrace a committed strategy to organize our workfloors? The results are clear -- CUPW delegates decisively supported my call for reform on the first ballot over the three other challengers. FULL STATEMENT HERE
Every dollar we spend in dues nets each of us close to $13 in value we would not get as a comparable non-union worker. Dues are the symbolic lifeblood of the workers' struggle to create a better world and we only get what we put in. In the end, our power is not limited as much by the boss as it is by our own willingness to invest in our own organization to strengthen it to fight. FULL REPORT HERE
A union is only as powerful as it’s members are involved and willing to assert their collective power! Taking Back Our Workfoor is a 1-day course that gets back to the grassroots organizing that helped unions change the world for the better so long ago. Participants will be trained on how to gather allies, as well as successfully build, and carry out, a work floor job action. Application deadline: May 25, 2022. APPLY HERE
Due to ongoing staffing issues at Canada Post we had to reschedule some of our Taking Back Our Workfloor classes, as well as schedule additional ones. The earliest new dates are June 7, 8, 9. If you applied for the Taking Back the Work Floor course scheduled for the end of April there is do not apply again, we still have your application on file.
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Ongoing Reminder: Local Office Access
To stay aligned with the federal health guidelines affecting our members, our office remains 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 so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.