Recognize and Resist White Supremacy

The Campaign Recognize and Resist White Supremacy is our campaign to strengthen the work of naming and resisting white supremacy for our locals, elected leaders, union activists, and staff. Unfortunately, we continue to experience an increase in public displays of white supremacist, racist, anti-Indigenous, anti-Black, Islamophobic, and anti-Semitic actions. It is important to understand that…

Black History Month 2020

Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions and legacy of Black people in communities across the province. It is a time to recognize the importance of resistance in the struggle for racial justice. It is a time to renew our efforts to dismantle anti-Black racism in the labour movement and our society.…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

Today, we remember Martin Luther King Jr. and honour his teachings by weaving the struggle for racial and economic justice into all our work as a union. It is often forgotten that King worked closely with organized labour all his life. His final days were spent with sanitation workers in Memphis, on strike following years…

Black History Month

Poster credit: Amber Williams-King Black History Month is a time to reflect on the contributions and legacy of Black people in our workplaces and communities and to tell those stories which too often go untold.  Celebrating Black History is also a time to recognize the importance of resistance and struggle and to reaffirm our commitment…

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today we mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the work of the civil rights movement which he helped to lead and honouring his legacy by continuing the fight for racial and economic justice. Throughout his life, Dr. King worked closely with organized labour. His last days were spent standing in solidarity with black sanitation…

Black History Month Statement

Every February, CUPE Ontario urges all its members to acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month.  We also invite our members to reflect on the many contributions Black people of African and Caribbean heritage have made to Canada and our union movement. Black workers have a long history of building the Canadian labour movement and fighting…

Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017, Committee Election Results

The following delegates from the Racial Justice and Human Rights Conference 2017 were elected to the respective committees for a two year term: Aboriginal Council Dawn Bellerose, Local 1880 Larry Giffin, Local 3798 Miaco Kuzyk-Hildebrand, Local 4207 Racial Justice Yetti Atilola, Local 1750 Joy Davis, Local 4400 Michael Gordon, Local 1483 Rebecca Jegeshar, Local 79…