Come out and join Local 414 at our annual Charity Golf Tournament.  Proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Halton Women’s Shelters. All Local 414 Members, Family and Friends Welcome! Lowville Golf Course, 2662 Britannia Road, R.R. # 2, Burlington, Ontario Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 Registration @ 9:00 AM Sharp! BBQ @ 3:00 P.M. Golf and BBQ Registration: $ 150.00: includes golf cart, green fees, goodie bag & Steak BBQ. Prizes to follow iPad Mini to raffle Buy your raffle t > READ MORE

Precarious Work

Since the 1970s, Canada has seen a steady rise in precarious employment, work that is temporary, contract-based, overseen by temp agencies or jobs that are involuntarily part-time. In the last decade, precarious work has accelerated. These jobs are characterized by low wages, unstable work hours, few (if any) benefits, insecurity and contribute negatively to the quality of life for many. Since the recession, the number of part-time and temporary jobs have dramatically increased. Today, nearly 20 > READ MORE

Retail Workers win in the City of Toronto!!

On November 28th CAW local 414 celebrated a huge win a City Hall. With overwhelming support from City Council 400,000 retail organized and un-organized workers will continue to enjoy the 9 designated stat holiday’s. CAW local 414 and its members worked hard educating workers and lobbying city council on the importance of work/life balance. > READ MORE

Get Connected!

CAW local 414 has been working really hard over the last 2 years to build an electronic database that will allow us to send out information about important issues and events the local is involved in within your community, province and across the country. Our campaign to “GET CONNECTED” will help you stay connected to this important work that is being done on behalf of workers across the country. When you sign up you will receive email updates on campaigns and information about upcoming rallies a > READ MORE

Say NO to working on statutory holidays!

Did you know that the City of Toronto is considering a proposal to take away statutory holiday time from retail workers? This might be good news for businesses and shoppers, but it is certainly bad news for thousands of workers in our city who deserve sometime off the job. CAW Local 414 has recently been engaged in a campaign to stop the city from changing the current by-law that doesn’t permit retailers to open on the 9 designated statutory holidays. We know the issues this proposal, if passed, > READ MORE

The History of Labour Day

The origins of Labour Day can be traced back to April 15, 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights. The aim of the demonstration was to release the 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who were imprisoned for striking to campaign for a nine-hour working day. At this time, trade unions were still illegal and striking was seen as a criminal conspiracy to disrupt trade. In spite of this, the Toronto Trades Ass > READ MORE