| 05-22-2024

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Local Dispatch (24/05/22)

Friends and comrades,
In this week's Dispatch, we are covering our next GMM, an upcoming Building Worker Power course, two upcoming committee meetings, a CUPW national day of action, as well as an upcoming provincial Day of Action called Enough is Enough.
Kyle Turner, Communications Officer
June GMM
Our next GMM will be happening on Saturday, June 1st at 10 am. It will be a hybrid meeting, so you can attend in person at the union office (18121 107 Ave NW) or online via Zoom. If you wish to attend online, the deadline to register is May 31st at noon. For more information, click HERE.
Building Worker Power Course
The Local will be hosting a Building Worker Power course on June 11th. Participating in this course will teach you how to organize and exercise collective power on the workfloor. The deadline to apply is June 3rd at 5 pm. For more information, click HERE.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
The next Social Committee meeting will be happening via Zoom on Thursday, May 30th at 8 pm. The Social Committee is open to all members in good standing. To attend, click HERE.
The next Education Committee meeting will be happening via Zoom on Monday, June 3rd at 7 pm. The agenda includes going over applications for the Building Worker Power course. The Education Committee is open to all members in good standing. To attend this meeting, click HERE.
CUPW National Day of Action
May 30th will be the first of a series of monthly actions to show your support for our contract demands. This month, we're going to perform a simple action to get everyone onboard. Be prepared to take part!
If you are interested in helping with future actions, become a workfloor captain through Building Worker Power. To do so, reach out to James Ball at jball@cupw-sttp.org.
Enough is Enough
There are rallies being organized by grassroots community members for a province-wide Day of Action on May 25th. This Day of Action is to protest against the UCP's overreach into local governance, deviation from campaign commitments, and legislation based on partisan ideology.
The rally in Edmonton is happening at the Violet King Henry Plaza (99 ave and 108 st) at the Legislature on Saturday, May 25th from 2 pm to 4 pm. Event details may change, so check the website for the most recent information.
  • Bowling Night: Friday, May 24th at Bronx Bowling (12940 127th St) at 8 pm. For more details, click HERE.
  • Movie Night: Saturday, June 1st at the Union Office (18121 107 Ave) at 5 pm. For more details, click HERE.
  • Local Strike Preparation Course: For more information on the upcoming Local strike preparation course, see last week's Dispatch HERE. Deadline to apply is Monday, May 27th at 5 pm.
  • Megan Whitfield Bursary: For more information and to apply for the 4th Annual Megan Whitfield Bursary, click HERE.
  • Picket Captains: If you are interested in becoming a picket captain during a potential strike period and if we have missed you while canvassing in your work location, please reach out to the Local office at union@cupwedm.net and include your name and work location.
  • Disability Supports: To access the Disability Supports portal, which provides a list of programs and services in your community, click HERE.