Volume 19 | Issue 12 | December 2019
On December 15th, Unifor National declared a nation-wide boycott of all Co-op brands including gas stations, groceries and hardware.

The boycott includes television ads, radio ads and billboards across Canada.

Pledge to boycott Co-op and learn more by visiting   http://www.boycottco-op.ca/ Help to spread the word by sharing the boycott video with friends and family.
---> Year One = 15% out of workers pockets
---> Pension changes that take hundreds of thousands out of our pension
This Christmas will look a little different than any other year as we walk the line to fight for our rights against a greedy co-operative. We will celebrate our solidarity and lift each other up with holiday cheer.

This will be a long fight as the Company tries to break us as a union. Their efforts have only created a more unified membership.

The conversations that I have heard on the line are amazing. They are powerful. Our members know why we are walking and who we are walking for.

This holiday season, take the time to look after yourself. Take time to be with your loved ones.

Thank you for your unwavering solidarity, your strength in this time of hardship and the support you've shown to your local executive.

I would like to wish all 594 members and their families a Happy Holiday season!

Kevin Bittman
Unifor 594 President
Our hearts have been filled to overflowing with the support from other unions, local businesses and community members. These lovely people have stopped by the picket lines to show us support, (and usually help fill our bellies in this cold weather). Some of these businesses have just helped us to make our budget go farther by offering discounts on services or products. Lastly, but not least, we have received incredible service from many businesses that helped us out on short notice or answered their phone well outside of business hours.

For stopping by our picket lines with support and gifts:
·          CrossFit Iron Society
·          Cobs Bread Bakery
·          Fitness Warehouse
·          Graham Barker, Strategic Communications Consultant
·          Industrial Park Café
·          McCOR Management, Audrey Kuehn
·          Robin’s Donuts, Rochdale
·          Yens Pederson, NDP MLA Regina Northeast
·          Trent Wotherspoon, NDP MLA Regina Rosemont

For discounts on food and services:
·          Butcher's Best
·          KFC, 565 Albert Street
·          Nimbus Water
·          Schmitty’s Smoked Meats and Catering
·          Western Pizza, Rochdale
·          Kristen Lamond-McRae: Save $20 on massage for locked out workers at www.spacantik.ca
·          Pur Indulgence Salon: Save 20% on haircuts. 306-949-1995 or purindulgencesalon@hotmail.com
·          Subway, MacDonald Street Location: 20% discount on subs for locked out workers

For the excellent service:
·          A-1 rentals
·          Allied Printers & Promotions
·          Regina Minuteman Press
·          Superior Propane
·          Wireless Age
Thanks to our union sisters and brothers for showing up on the line, day and night, with food or not, you always lift our spirits and remind us that we aren’t in this alone; we have a whole family backing us up.
·          COPE 397
·          IBEW 2038
·          PSAC 40005 Casino Regina workers
·          Saskatoon Firefighters Union Local 80
·          SGEU
·          Teamsters 2067
·          Unifor 1-S, for the $600 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society on our behalf
·          Unifor 2-S
·          Unifor 649
·          UCTE L40403 Regina Airport
To all Unifor 594 retirees that donated time, energy, money and food, we so value your solidarity in what should be the relaxing days of your working career.
An up to date version will be on the website at: Supporters & Donors
Member Quote of the Month
"I’ve learned more about plant operations and the challenges that other shops face in the last 4 days then I learned in the previous 10 years at the refinery. So thank you Federated Co-op for building a comradery and bonding with other people around the plant I never would have even spoken with before. When we get through this, we will be stronger than we ever were before as than we ever were before as a unionized workforce." - Dave Bladyko

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