Municipal Elections Debates and Meet & Greet Dates


See list of NRLC endorsed candidates and their contact info by clicking on the link on the pages bar.

Thorold 
September 29th, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Club Capri.
Doors open at 6 pm.


Niagara Falls
October 1 
Gale Center, 4171 fourth Avenue
6-8 pm


Mayors debate
October 6
Ridley College Theatre
7:00 pm with John Storm as moderator. Questions can be sent to johnstorm24@gmail.com.



St. Catharines

October 14
Holiday Inn and Suites- Parkway Conference Center mayoral debate
7 pm. 
Send in your Questions via twitter #FutureisNow

  
Niagara-On-The-Lake  
October 15
Niagara on the Lake Community Centre, hwy 55
6:30 pm

JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!


http://www.unifor199.org/pdf/jobsjobsjobs.pdfCanada’s labour Market has ground to a halt; there has been virtually no full-time job creation in the past year. The Government claims Canada’s economy is the best in the World, but that isn’t supported by the hard evidence. Austerity has hurt the underlying problem, not helped.   To solve the problem, we need a different approach: all stakeholders, Government, Business, Labour, Universities, Colleges, & communities, all need to elevate good paying job creation to the top of the list of policy priorities. We need to take pro-active measures (not just lay out a welcome mat for business) to make it happen. www.unifor199.org/pdf/jobsjobsjobs.pdf
 
Jim Stanford, Economist & Author will be making a presentation on Jobs, followed by a Q & A session.
 
October 9th 2014    @ 8pm
Unifor Local 199
124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines
 
Free admission. 
Seating is limited to 100. If you plan to attend, please register by calling  905 682 2611 ext. 238

 
 

Municipal Candidate Endorsement Meeting


Monday, September 15, 2014
7:00 pm
City of Thorold, Town Hall
3540 Schmon Parkway
Thorold.


The upcoming municipal, regional and trustee elections in Niagara are of paramount importance for all union members, their families and friends. We need to elect progressive candidates  who will support labour's vision for our communities. 
Over the past 8 months, the Municipality Matters Committee made up of members from affiliated and non-affiliated locals have met on a regular basis. All candidates ( over 300) have received the candidate's questionnaire.  Based on the responses and interviews, the committee will present at the Municipal Candidate Endorsement  Meeting their recommendations of candidates to be considered for endorsement.

Please note that, based on a decision ye of the Niagara Regional Labour Council, the Municipal Candidate Endorsement Meeting to be held next Monday, September 15th, will now be a Special Meeting of the NRLC.   Thus, voting will be by NRLC delegates only.   However, representatives of all locals affiliated with the CLC are still most welcome to attend. 

NDP Election Labour Canvasses

Please join us in canvassing for Cindy Forster, Welland; Wayne Gates, Niagara Falls; and Jennie Stevens, St. Catharines.  If you've never helped out with a campaign before, attending a scheduled canvassing day is an easy way to start.

Saturday, May 31, 11 am
Wayne Gates offices: 4030 Montrose Rd Niagara Falls, or 401 Garrison Rd. Fort Erie
Contact: Keith Levere   905-932-6896

Sunday, June 1, 10 am
Cindy Forster Campaign Office: 115 Division St. Welland
Contact: Dawn Dobbie   289-990-8343

Saturday, June 7, 10:30 am
Jennie Stevens Campaign Office: 491 Merritt St., St. Catharines (beside Shoppers Drug Mart)

1-2 pm Meet Brian McCormack at the Niagara West-Glanbrook booth at Pride in the Park in Montebello Park in St. Catharines

Contact: Sue Hotte 905-932-1646
For more information please contact us at nrlc.clc@gmail.com




New research shows that Hudak job cuts would mean 5,301 lost jobs in Niagara, boosting unemployment by 2.5% to 10.7%


April 28th Day of Mourning


April 28th is the National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, injured, or made ill on the job.

There are a variety of ceremonies in Niagara to mark the day listed on this poster.

Contact: Bruce Allen (905) 934-6233


Municipalities Matter!


Get Active, Municipalities Matter!

The work that municipalities and school trustees do impacts all of us each day.  It is important that labour supports those candidates who support our working family values.

In the last municipal and trustee election, we were successful in helping 17 candidates win their election.

Let's build on that success in 2014.  Every vote counts and with your help we can increase the number of progressive municipal politicians and trustees.

Municipalities Matter Campaign Meeting
Monday, April 28th, 2014
7:00 pm
Open to all interested parties
Unifor 199 (CAW)
124 Bunting Road, St. Catharines

OFL Workers' Rights Campaign Regional Meeting


The Ontario Federation of Labour has partnered with the Canadian Labour Congress, local labour councils and affiliates across the province to launch a campaign to educate workers about Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s plans to strip worker rights and advance a low wage economy.

The campaign will begin with a series of Urgent All Unions, All Locals Regional Meetings directed at labour council delegates, all local union leaders, local executive board members, committee members, stewards, activists, retirees and staff. These meetings will give labour leaders the tools to engage an active campaign in their workplaces and neighbourhoods about the threat that Hudak’s plans pose for the livelihoods of every worker in Ontario, whether unionized or not.

A regional meeting is being held:
When: March 27, 6pm Dinner, 7pm meeting begins.
Where: Unifor Hall, 124 Bunting Rd, St. Catharines
Please RSVP to nrlc.clc@gmail.com