| 03-11-2021

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Local Dispatch (21/03/11) - March Madness!

Comrades & friends,

We've got a gigantic update for you today! Thanks in advance for taking the time to stay informed on all the important news & happenings of our local. Our special GMM for Urban negotiation demand resolutions will be held this Sat, Mar 13, 11am -- please join us to explore all the ways we can improve our jobs. C19 local Exec election rules have been finalized to guarantee the safety of all members, and the candidates. We mark the passing of lifelong union activist and past-President, Bill MacDonald. The latest newsletter details why Amazon is an existential threat to our jobs, and my President's report argues what it takes for unions to be successful in negotiation.

In Solidarity,

(In the spirit of fairness and transparency, this dispatch was reviewed by the Election Committee to make sure it follows election guidelines before being sent out.)



(Special) General Membership Meetings (Online): March 13

A special GMM will be held Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11am to focus exclusively on Urban negotiation demands. All our usual business was covered in our March 7 (Regular) GMM in addition to debating all 45 RSMC negotiation demand resolutions submitted. The March 13 GMM has its own registration form. Registration must be completed before the deadline of March 12, noon.  (Read more >>)



Local Executive Elections & Voting Guidelines 

There will be local elections for the positions of President and the 2nd Vice President (EMPP). Our Election and Executive committees presented their election rules to the March 7 GMM. Candidates, or their supporters, are not permitted to physically campaign in any facilities other than their own during this election. Our local will not risk any liability for the spread of C19, and we want to guarantee the safety of not only our members, but also the candidates. Anyone wishing to help any of the candidates are encouraged to make arrangements with them to hand out materials, or campaign within their own facility on the candidate’s behalf. Further details on voting and candidate materials can be found below:

Official election notice including candidates:

Official election safety guidelines and voting details:



In Memoriam: Bill MacDonald, Pioneer Postal Worker  

Our local, and retired members, would like to pay tribute to a past president and lifelong union activist of LCUC 15 and CUPW 730, Bill MacDonald. (Read more >>)



Local Newsletter: March 2021 Edition  

Edition Highlights: President’s Report: No Struggle, No Victory - Building Power To Win: Negotiations 2022 - Amazon Will Destroy Our Future - CPC Pandemic Negligence

Full digital issue:



President's Report - Hard Truths  

Excerpt: If this is my last report to you as your President, thank-you for your courage, and the opportunity to try and reform our union into a credible, fighting force again...  Donating just one hour to vote for who you want leading and organizing our local during negotiations, and a potential strike, will be very well worth your time.  (Read more >>)



Local Sundries  

New (digital) version of the Urban collective agreement: Read More >>

Route Measurement Committee (virtual) meeting (Wed, Mar 17, 6:30pm): Read More>>



Ongoing Reminder: Local Office Access

To stay aligned with the newest health guidelines, our office remains locked and available by appointment only. We are trying to conduct all meetings with members over the phone or via video conferencing. Exemptions can be made for unique circumstances. In either case, please call (780) 423-9000 to arrange an appointment with the appropriate officer. We are extremely busy in the office trying to put out a thousand different fires, so please leave a message if you’re unable to catch us on the phone.