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…