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Solidarity Rally Friday July 31
MANA get back to the table and negotiate a fair agreement with USW 1005
No More Scabs!
Potential buyer for US Steel Canada?
There’s word that another Canadian steelmaker might be interested in buying US Steel Canada.
Former Mayor Bob Bratina–who was on the city’s steel subcommittee– says he’s heard talk that Essar Steel Algoma of Sault Ste. Marie might be interested.
FUNDRAISER FOR DALTON’S FUTURE
What is generosity? Since 2003, a total of 11,187 Ontarians have received a lifesaving organ transplant all thanks to the generosity of people like Steve and Lisa Levesque of Stoney Creek who made the heartbreaking decision to remove their son Dylan from life support on July 2nd, 2015. Through the Trillium Gift of Life Network, Dylan was able to save at least one life and contributed to the lives of two others with his organ donation – something his parents know he would have been proud of.
On June 26th, Dylan DeBreau was brutally attacked outside a convenience store in Kitchener on his way to visit his baby son. It was an attack so severe that he needed to be airlifted to the Hamilton General Hospital where he remained on life support for the next six days. Dylan never regained consciousness and was removed from his ventilator, dying peacefully surrounded by those who loved him most. Only 23 years old. A generous and giving young man, Dylan was always there for those in need and simply loved, as he once put it, “to put smiles on people’s faces”. Determined to “give back” to those who helped him, Dylan was to start his new job at the OneRoof Youth Shelter in Kitchener the week he died. Dylan now leaves behind his six month old son, Dalton Joseph. A bright and happy boy who looks just like his Daddy and a boy who will always be reminded of just how much his Daddy loved him.
Therefore in keeping in the spirit of generosity, we write this letter to you in the hopes that you would be willing to donate a gift-in-kind to be used as a raffle draw prize at a special fundraiser being held by Steve and Lisa Levesque on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at Michelangelo Banquet Centre on the Hamilton Mountain. All money raised will be go towards Dalton’s future, his education or just a nice start to his adult life. Something Dylan would have worked all his life to ensure. As a way to acknowledge and thank you for your donation, we will include the name of your organization in the Program that will be made available to each guest.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We thank you for your consideration.
Yours most sincerely,
Steve & Lisa Levesque
19 Ridell Cres., Stoney Creek, ON, L8J 1Z5
Steve: 905.961.7147/Lisa: 905.745.4300
Tentative Deal Reached to End Crown Beer Can Strike
TORONTO – The United Steelworkers and Crown Holdings have reached a tentative agreement aimed at ending a 22-month strike at a beer can manufacturing plant in Toronto.
The tentative agreement was reached Wednesday night with the assistance of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. The proposed contract will be presented to striking workers and submitted to a ratification vote during the weekend of July 18-19. Details of the agreement will not be released prior to the ratification vote.
“I commend the members of Steelworkers Local 9176 and their negotiating committee for the incredible solidarity and character they exhibited throughout this prolonged struggle,” said Marty Warren, United Steelworkers Ontario Director.
“I thank the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, the Canadian Labour Congress and the many other unions, community groups and residents who provided tremendous financial and moral support to these working families over the last 22 months,” Warren said. read more