Why Unions Matter

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.

November 20, 2014

Tell us Why Unions Matter to you, in whatever form you like, and earn a chance to win one of our $1,000 prizes!

June 4, 2014

“With warmth and personality, your submission beautifully captures the essence of the good that unions do: they empower people to speak up for what they know is right,” NUPGE National President James Clancy wrote to winner Jay Jeworski. “That’s particularly important these days in which, as you say, profits seem to be valued over the well-being of the employees that generate them.”