Candidate Campaign Materials - April 2021 Newsletter - GMM Registration - Free Activist Training Workshop
Highlights for this edition: Executive Elections - Voting Times & Candidate Information / Negotiations 2022 - The 97 Demands Proposed By Our Local / Building Power To Win - An Update From The Floor / Bill MacDonald Memoriam - Remembering A Pioneer Postal Worker
Welcome to Local Elections 2021: The Pandemic Edition! All candidates were provided the opportunity to submit campaign materials according to guidelines established in collaboration with the Election and Communications Committees, and in accordance with current C-19 protocols.
As per the direction given by our CUPW National Executive, locals can hold GMMs via video conference as long as quorum is met and all participants have registered with all the required information by the specified deadline. For our full virtual GMM guidelines, please see the accompanying post.
Throughout March, our local held numerous workshops educating members on the process of crafting and debating demands for upcoming negotiations with CPC. This culminated in over 80 members, splitting seven hours between two GMMs to pass 97 negotiation demands aimed at making our jobs and lives better. A full package of all the resolutions we explored and passed can be found in this post.
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!