We would like to ask all available/able members to attend the Bootjack picket line on:
Monday, JUNE 18 at 9:00 a.m.
That’s when we will be welcoming the President of the BC Federation of Labour, Irene Lanzinger, as well as representatives from our Union Executive. We are anticipating media coverage of the visit and would like to take the opportunity to share our concerns about our labour dispute. A good show of members will help demonstrate our Unity and Commitment to getting a Fair and Negotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement, rather than one that is imposed upon us.
When there is media on site at our picket lines, it is best to have a Picket Captain or a member of the bargaining committee interacting with them.
At this time there is money available in the Strike and Defense Fund to cover some fuel costs. This will only remain available if we are diligent about keeping our fuel costs down by carpooling whenever possible. If everyone drives all the time, the fuel company receives our money instead of it going to us! Strike Duty Payments are currently $275.00 per week, but that number could be reduced if our fuel costs are not controlled. If you are the driver for the carpool vehicle, please write down "Drove" beside your name when you sign in.
Thank You!!! to all of our members who have taken time to provide picket service ! Many of you have gone and done service in excess of what’s requested and we would like to recognize your outstanding commitment. "We'll hold this line until Hell Freezes Over -- Then we'll hold it on ice skates."
Stay Strong Brothers and Sisters!
Your Bargaining Committee: