The Naujawan Support Network is an organization of international students standing up to numerous instances of wage theft, and other violations of workers’ rights.
Nearly 30 employees at the Quadra Village location of Cascadia Liquor applied for union certification early last week with an overwhelming majority supporting unionization.
In all, 40 workers are looking at improvements after four stores in BC ratified their first collective agreement in July.
By the time the weekend was over, hundreds of people had come by and expressed their support.
Brewery workers sent clear message to employer after turning down first agreement with 95% strike vote.
Group says sectoral bargaining needed to make improvements.
They could be on the picket line as soon as Saturday July 8, and have invited the community to join them throughout the summer for what they are calling Solidarity Saturdays.
The 46 members will see numerous improvements in the three-year agreement.
It’s great news for the more than 400 workers at the plant. “This is going to make a real difference in my family’s life,” said Zack Cockle.
Liquor Store Workers join SEIU. Motivated to join by the recent wave of organizing. “Most of us struggle with paying for food and rent.”