Nathan Bishop, who works at Giorgio's No Frills in Hamilton, knows first hand the difference a union can make. After being moved to a new department, Bishop noticed he was getting less hours than employees in his previous department who had less seniority.
This was happening even though Bishop had more seniority, the availability and ability to do the job.
He approached his Union Rep Kevin Bacon to discuss the problem. Kevin investigated, examined the schedules and spoke to the owner. Thanks to his efforts, Nathan was paid out 60 hours.
"My hours were really low at the time even though I had more seniority,” said Bishop. “Kevin found all the hours that were missing and got me paid for them. It was great—he fixed the problem involved with my scheduling. I am thankful for the help Kevin and the union provided.”