Comrades & friends,
The arrival of February marks a staggering amount of opportunities presenting themselves to the members of our local. In this week’s dispatch you will find updates on an exciting Nationwide campaign, and local plans, to organize our members leading up to Negotiations 2022, getting pocket calendars to those that missed out, as well as registration info for our upcoming Feb 6 general membership meeting.
The deadline to register for our next (online) GMM is Friday, Feb 5 at noon. The official meeting notice, online guidelines, and registration information is all linked below. Anyone with a smartphone or computer is able to easily connect to the meeting -- no need to download any new programs or apps, and you don’t have to turn on your camera if you’re feeling shy. These meetings are very informative and efficient, made all the better by having as many of our members are possible participating. More hands makes lighter work! (Read more >>)
This meeting will discuss, and support, the rollout of a new National organizing campaign starting this February to prepare our union for the next round of collective bargaining. Our local will need at least 25 members, representing each major facility, to make sure we will have a strong enough network to properly prepare for negotiations. If you are interested in actively helping our local build up our negotiation leverage and strike capacity, we are encouraging you to join us for this meeting. Affiliate, RSMC and Urban members are all needed to make this campaign a success! (Read more>>)
Whether you believe in defying back-to-work legislation, intimidating the government into not even using legislation, or winning enough public support to bully Canada Post into rolling over at the bargaining table, all roads start here, with deliberately building up, and being a part of, this vital campaign! (Read more >>)
Our Executive voted this past weekend to purchase more pocket calendars to make sure that those who missed out on the first round, still have an opportunity to get one. If you have not received a pocket calendar, please talk to a shop steward in your facility, or contact the union office. We should be able to get them out to you fairly quickly.
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.