Unions Matter examines the critical role that unions and strong labour rights play in reducing income inequality and promoting the social well-being of all citizens.
"Unions give us more. Something less tangible but more enduring. They give us an idea: the idea that our lives matter." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Unions Matter: a reader is a collection of work from a variety of sources telling the story of the power of unions and their members. The writings come from authors, poets, singer-songwriters sharing why unions matter to them. The reader also contains the work from the Why Unions Matter contest winners.
"Thank you for using your voice to protect and advance the rights of patients in our health care system." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Solidarity message sent to Nova Scotia nurses and health professionals from Ottawa.
“If the nurses of NSGEU/NUPGE are legislated back to work, it will be the third piece of anti-worker legislation from this government since they took office in October." — Rick Clarke, NSFL President.
"Mexican President Peña Nieto is well aware of what happened here, despite the denials of his bureaucrats and consular officials. The time for pretending is over. Now it is time to respect the laws of Canada." — Paul Meinema, National President, UFCW Canada
Latest Why Unions Matter contest winner's entry is short, sweet, smart, and fun.
"The evidence to attack the public sector workers exists only in the minds of Conservatives. Workers aren't the enemy as the Conservatives would like Canadians to believe, " said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
New ad highlights the role of union members in building stronger, fairer communities.
“This legislation is a serious affront to workers' rights,” says NSGEU President Joan Jessome.
“We welcome the prospect of good jobs being maintained at the plant, which has served as the keystone of Leamington’s economy for generations,” says Robert Crawford, President of UFCW Canada Local 459.
"Our members appreciated the solidarity, not only of the brewery movement but from people across sectors. The donations, words of encouragement and campaigning for a fair deal helped the strikers keep going until the end." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.