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"We wanted to share all the good work unions have done for our communities, and society in general." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
By Michael Berthelot
On our own from nine to nine,
Working the press till the ink runs dry.
Ragged and exhausted, no hope in sight,
Until together combined, one force, one fight.
Nine to nine to nine at most,
In 1872, Toronto united, and a new epoch to toast.
A long time ago, and a battle won,
But unbeknownst to most, a war just begun.
A personal story by Ndutta Njoroge
The concept of unions is not new to me. Actually, I can say that unions have had a great impact in my upbringing. Growing up in the busy city of Nairobi, Kenya, I have had the pleasure of seeing unions at work and I have also had the opportunity to see how much of an impact these unions have had in my community. I will give an example that I am very familiar with.
NUPGE is still accepting entries for the May contest theme — Why unions matter for democracy.
NUPGE is still accepting entries for December or you can start working on your entry for 2017!
"Let's round out 2016 with some amazing contributions! We look forward to seeing yours soon." — Larry Brown, NUPGE President
Unions Matter contest winner understands that just as unions can help indigenous members, indigenous members can help their unions.