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Why Unions Matter

July 5, 2018

As a reward for stepping up to this challenge, NUPGE will be increasing the prize value to $1,500! 

December 14, 2017

Video submitted by Caitlin Hendon

 

December 14, 2017

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.

December 14, 2017

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.

May 25, 2017

NUPGE is still accepting entries for the May contest theme — Why unions matter for democracy.

March 10, 2017

NUPGE is still accepting entries for December or you can start working on your entry for 2017! 

June 16, 2016

Unions Matter contest winner understands that just as unions can help indigenous members, indigenous members can help their unions.

August 27, 2015

“I am glad that young women like me and other women are protected and represented by unions.”

Ottawa (27 Aug. 2015) — The two young women who are the most recent winners of the National Union of Public and General Employees' (NUPGE) Why Unions Matter contest are painfully aware that, in life, the cards are stacked against them.

July 8, 2015

In rhyming couplets and a clever schematic, the latest Why Unions Matter winners remind us that by standing together, we keep the worst of capitalism at bay.

Ottawa (08 July 2015) — Greed and power can get the worst of anyone. The two most recent winners of the $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest look at the ways in which unions help keep greed and power in check.

June 9, 2015

Three young Canadians are the latest winners of NUPGE’s $1,000 Why Unions Matter contest.