Friday, March 27, 2015

I Will Vote 2015 Election Tool

Want to have some fun and share your reasons on why you will vote in the 2015 Federal election?   Do you know someone too young to vote or do you have a pet that you want to make a statement with? Make a sign!  Share your sign!  Tell the world your reasons on why you want to vote!  Vilifying an opponent may make you feel good but doesn't help to convince others to vote.  Referencing his/her record on issues that matter to you is a more positive way to go!

Download your own blank sign by clicking on the blank signs below and make as many copies as you like. Have union members, family and friends take pictures of themselves with their reason as to why they want to vote in the 2015 Election.  Encourage them to upload their selfies to Facebook, Twitter and other social media.  Remember to use the hashtag #IWillVote2015  You can also email your pictures to our web steward, Jim Sadlemyer at  Make a new sign any time the urge hits you, make as many as you like because  this is not a one and done project.  Submitting photos to Jim implies consent in their images being used for a slideshow and or video.  Send tweets to IWillVote2015 @JimSadlemyer    What's your sign?


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Job action begins at MagnaCharge

Delta—Unifor Local 114 is on the picket line in Delta to reject proposals by MagnaCharge to cut benefits for new employees.
“Unifor was formed to fight for good jobs in every sector for workers of every age. We won’t let MagnaCharge cheapen the quality of jobs for current employees or future ones,” said Cynthia Anderson, a spokesperson for Unifor Local 114.
The employer has tabled proposals to make deep cuts to vacation time for new employees, something Unifor says is ideological more than practical.
“The short-term benefit to MagnaCharge of their bargaining position is virtually nil. They should get back to the bargaining table and help us get a fair deal that doesn’t sacrifice the next generation of workers,” said Joie Warnock, Unifor’s Western Director.
Unifor Local 114 members started a legal strike at 9 a.m. today. Unifor has represented service and distribution staff at MagnaCharge for over 20 years.

Local 114 Rep Cynthia Anderson with striking Magnacharge workers