Sunday, January 19, 2014

Local 8 Welcomes New Leaders

Elections were held on January 15th and new leaders were elected. The Local saw record numbers of members turning out to vote! Thank you to all the members who put their names forward and congratulations to our new leaders. A special thank you to all the members who assisted with the election.

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Union leaders to tackle income inequality at town hall meeting

Windsor Star Article - Union leaders to tackle income inequality at town hall meeting

Leaders from several major unions will be in Windsor Monday to host a town hall on income inequality in Ontario.
The public forum, called The Rich and the Rest of Us, will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Caboto Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper at 6 p.m.
The conversation will focus on finding fair solutions to the “growing income gap” and engaging people to make income inequality a political issue.
“The growing gap between high-income earners and everyone else is the number one economic story of our time,” said Larry Brown, National Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE). “Yet with few exceptions our politicians and business leaders are either making it worse or ignoring it altogether.”
Participating unions include CWA Canada, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), Ontario Professional Fire Fighter’s Association (OPFFA), Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) and the Society of Energy Professionals (SEP).

Broadcaster Asha Tomlinson will moderate the forum. Brown and Marion Overholt, executive director at Legal Assistance of Windsor, will be the featured panelists.