The SDLC is well on our way in our preparations for the upcoming Municipal elections. We need you to help us at this point. Do you have anyone in your local who you think might be interested in running for the Saskatoon city council or anyone that you could shoulder tap and invite out to this event? The labour movement is full of great leaders and we would love to see that reflected on our city council and in our school boards. This open house is an informal way to come out and explore what is involved so please encourage your members to participate. If you know of any progressive community activists, they are most welcome too. Please share this invitation far and wide amongst your membership and community allies and feel free to come out yourself and join us for this event.

Candidates Open House Saskatoon
In Solidarity,
Kelly Harrington
SDLC President

Greetings Sisters and Brothers,

Thank you to those who could make it out early this morning to volunteer and cook breakfast for United Way’s Day of Caring volunteers - Jim, Dale, Tom, Terry, Sam, Kelly, Donna, Dena and Bobbie. Over 100 people attended the breakfast. Special thanks to Jim who always goes the extra mile!

As well, the Civic Pancake breakfast is this Thursday, June 16 beginning at 7:00am until 10:30am outdoors in City Hall Square. The cost is $5/plate with proceeds going to United Way! Our Brothers and Sisters from CUPE 59, CUPE 2669 and Saskatoon Firefighters Local 80 are some of the breakfast sponsors. It’s a great time and a very popular event.

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Have a great day everyone!

In solidarity,

Andrea Howe (SEIU-West)
Associate Director, Labour Partnerships and Engagement

The Saskatoon & District Labour Council would like to thank all those who attended the Annual Day of Mourning Ceremony on April 28th. Special thanks to Jesse Todd and Liz Quinlan who appeared on the CTV noon hour show yesterday to promote the event. We would also like to thank and acknowledge our guest speakers who did such a great job of bringing the message home. The staged reading of the first scene from the play “ With Glowing Hearts” written by Jennifer Wynne Webber and performed by members of the U of S Drama Department, was excellent and left many of us wanting to see the rest of the play which will premiere at the Fringe Festival in Saskatoon. Jesse, thanks so much for sharing your personal story of Howard and all the great things he accomplished. He would be so proud to see you leading the charge on the SADAO and keeping his dream alive of Asbestos free workplaces and every worker coming home safely at the end of the day. It is what we all strive for and the DOM is our chance to continue the fight.

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On behalf of the Saskatoon District Labour Council and the Saskatchewan New Democrat Women, we would like to thank the 53 people who came out to celebrate International Women’s Day by attending our joint canvass held this past Saturday. Thanks very much to UFCW who provided our venue free of charge! We held a fast- paced canvass , followed by a pizza lunch where each candidate had the opportunity to introduce themselves and share a few reasons of why they chose to run in this election. These candidates continue to need your help to achieve victory on April 4th. Please do whatever you can to assist our candidates and MLA’s in the next 21 days.

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Vacation of the Month Winners!

summer snack

Congratulations to the following individuals who are the lucky winners of the following monthly draws:

MONTH

PRIZE

WINNER

February 2016

All inclusive hotel and airfare to Puerto Vallarta for 2 or
All-inclusive hotel and airfare to Ixtapa for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Donna Rederburg

March 2016

$1500 Travel Voucher or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Donalda Bracke

April 2016

7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in Paris, France for 2 or
7 Nights Airfare and Hotel in London, England for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Ruby Kilfoyle

May 2016

4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in San Francisco for 2 or
4 Nights Airfare and Hotel in New York City for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Dale Zakreski

June 2016

$1500 Travel Voucher or
One-half the cash value of this draw

Sharon Deptuch
(RWDSU Local 480)

July 2016

$100 Gas Card and 3 Nights at Elkridge or
$100 Gas Card and 3 Nights Moose Jaw Temple Gardens or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

August 2016

5 Nights Las Vegas Air and Hotel for 2 or
7 Night Alaskan Cruise from Vancouver for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

September 2016

5 Nights Hotel and Air in Palm Springs for 2 or
5 Nights Hotel and Air in Anaheim for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

October 2016

$1500 Travel Voucher or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

November 2016

2 Nights Banff at Fairmont Lake Louise (includes Air to Calgary) or
Air and 2 Nights in Victoria Fairmont Express or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

December 2016

5 Nights Air and Hotel in Halifax for 2 or
5 Nights air and Hotel in Montreal for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw

 

January 2017

7 Nights Air and Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona for 2 or
7 Nights Air and Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona for 2 or
One-half the cash value of this draw