Confronting racism with personal stories

BURNABY - When members of the CUPE BC Workers of Colour Committee told each other stories of their individual experiences of being racialized, they knew these stories needed to be shared more broadly, so a video project was born. Because many workers who face discrimination are vulnerable, participating members did not appear on-screen but their voices were heard on the audio, their stories recorded and edited to soundbites of less than two minutes.

Albion Community Centre to be run by public workers

MAPLE RIDGEIn a unanimous decision, the Maple Ridge city council agree that public workers will deliver programs and services at the Albion Community Centre. The decision follows an extensive campaign by the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows municipal workers of CUPE 622 calling for the soon to be opened facility to be community controlled and publicly run.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/albion_community_centre_to_be_run_by_public_workers

Statement from CUPE Local 391

In response to VPL Board’s decision regarding March 21 GIDYVR room rental at Library Square Conference Centre
The Vancouver Public Library Board’s decision to permit a room rental to the group Gender Identity YVR (GIDYVR) is raising concerns for employees of the Vancouver Public Library in their workplace and their community. Workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 391, disagree with the Board’s decision to accept the rental request from GIDYVR, featuring the speaker Meghan Murphy.

CUPE work on Capital project saves taxpayers $400,000

GRAND FORKS—Two years ago, CUPE 4728 municipal workers played a key role in the recovery effort for this West Kootenays community in the aftermath of catastrophic floods. More recently, the Local’s work has helped restore local public infrastructure while saving the City hundreds of thousands of dollars.

http://www.cupe.bc.ca/cupe_work_on_capital_project_saves_taxpayers_400_000

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