Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CAW Donates to Mustard Seed Food Bank

On the behalf of CAW National office Locals 4276,333, 114 Ben Williams and myself presented the Mustard Seed Food Bank with a cheque for $2000.

I would like to request if our members are able to contribute in any way to local food banks please do so.Our food banks are in desperate need of $ and volunteers this holiday season.Ben and I saw for ourselves the Mustard Seeds freezer which only has 68 turkeys in it when they need 1000.I am pleased to say the members of 4276 will be giving numerous turkeys this week on their CAW members behalf.

I would like to address as it was explained to us by Brent Palmer the Mustard Seeds Director that food banks membership is ever increasing. These new members are in many cases former Union Members who have lost their jobs due to outsourcing of Canadian Union jobs by numerous corporations . Brent stated there is direct correlation between outsourcing and Union good job loss.

In this picture holding the cheque on the left is Brent Palmer Mustard Seed Food Bank Director on right holding cheque is Ben Williams Local 333 BC Transit President in middle Jeannie Blaney CAW Local 114 Representative,the rest of the group are the Mustard Seed Food Bank team.Missing from picture is James Griffin Chief Shop Steward of Empress Hotel Local 4276. 
 Happy Holiday Season 
 Jeannie

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