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PSAC congratulates 2018 scholarship winners

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The Public Service Alliance of Canada congratulates the winners of this year’s scholarship awards!  The winners were selected from hundreds of applications PSAC received from members, and dependents of members, in good standing....

Show your heart on February 14

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Toronto – February 9, 2019 – On February 14, activists can show their heart and share their solidarity for a better future for First Nations children, and for justice and safety for women and girls.

UFCW Statement on Amazon Reconsidering NYC Location

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) President Marc Perrone released the following statement in response to a new report that Amazon is reconsidering its plan to establish a new campus in New York City.

“It is outrageous that Amazon is now essentially threatening New York City taxpayers to pay for its new headquarters or else it will leave town. Multibillion-dollar corporations and billionaires like Jeff Bezos should not be threatening New Yorkers or expect any American taxpayers to foot the bill for opening a new headquarters – whether it’s in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, or anywhere else. Why should we subsidize the creation of 25,000 Amazon jobs when Amazon’s entire business model seeks to eliminate millions of retail jobs? The last thing we, as taxpayers, should ever be asked to pay for is the destruction of our own jobs.”

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.

Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.

A friend to Labour: Paul Dewar

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“Paul was working to build a better world for all of us — with all of us — one where we treat each other with dignity and respect, with kindness and compassion. What a wonderful legacy to leave.” — Larry Brown, NUPGE President

Kamloops casino workers join Unifor

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Workers at a casino in Kamloops, B.C., that recently came under new management have voted overwhelmingly to join Unifor.

“This is an important step for these workers. With a new company coming to town to run their casino, having a voice in the workplace is more important than ever,” said Unifor Organizing Director Kellie Scanlan.

The Chances Casino in Kamloops was recently purchased by Gateway, which also owns the Gateway Casino Point Edward and Casino Rama, both in Ontario and both represented by Unifor. Unifor also represents the workers at two B.C. casinos: Parq Vancouver and the Grand Villa.

The 94 gaming, security, bingo callers and other workers at the Chances Casino and Barside Lounge and Grill voted 91 per cent to join Unifor.

The workers join more than 20,000 hospitality and gaming workers, including more than 9,000 gaming workers, who are already members of Unifor.

“Workers across Canada re recognizing Unifor as the union for hospitality and gaming workers,” Scanlan said.

Congrats to our third MAHCP Window Sticker contest winner

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We have a winner for the month of January!

Congratulations to Erin Crawford, an MAHCP Member Advocate, for being our third Window Sticker contest winner.

This contest is open to all MAHCP members and the monthly prize is a $50 gift card of the winner’s choice.

Here’s how to enter: Please place this sticker in a safe, unobtrusive part of your vehicle’s windows, take a selfie of yourself (or ask a friend to snap a pic) with the sticker visible, and send it into mahcpcontest@mahcp.ca for your chance to win a gift card.

For those who sent in a picture but were not selected, your name stays in the pot for the following month, so those who have entered since the contest started at the MAHCP AGM in October still have a chance to win.

The goal of this contest is to increase our visibility day-to-day among our fellow Winnipeggers around the city and beyond the Perimeter.

We’re planning on keeping this contest going over the next few months, so enter as soon as you can for more chances to win.

There will be stickers available at upcoming site meetings with MAHCP President Bob Moroz. Please visit our website mahcp.ca often to view our calendar, located right on our home page. Events will be added as meeting rooms are booked.

In addition, members can pick up stickers at the MAHCP office located at 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Good luck to all who enter our contest!

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