Of Note: This news item is archived content from UFCW Canada Local 1000A.
Local 1000A and UFCW Canada Local 206 merged on May 1, 2016 to form UFCW Canada Local 1006A.
After 32 years of service to the labour movement, Local 1000A president Kevin Corporon retired July 1, 2011.
“I have had the good fortune and have been proud to work for and on behalf of our great union, activists and members,” Kevin said.
The local union’s Executive Board met on Tuesday March 8, and in accordance with its constitution and bylaws, Pearl Sawyer was elected to serve the balance of Kevin’s term, which ends December 31, 2012.
We are in the midst of some very challenging times as the working class in North America is increasingly coming under attack. People are concerned about job security, whether or not they will have a comfortable retirement and whether or not their children will have a decent future. It’s likely to get even tougher.
The road ahead will not be easy but I believe with the help of UFCW Canada Local 1000A members, we can rise to meet these challenges and be a strong voice for workers across this province and country.
Long-time union activist Caroline Brisebois was presented with the 2010 Pearl Sawyer Award on June 19, 2010 at the local union’s fourth annual Stewards Conference in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Along with being the president of Local 1000A’s Ottawa Division, Brisebois is a steward and an assistant customer service manager at Loblaws in Vanier.
Under clear blue skies, hundreds flocked to Boyd Conservation Area in Vaughan on August 7, 2010 for Local 1000A's fourth and final Community Action Network (CAN) BBQ picnic of the year. Members from Toronto and the surrounding areas brought their families and friends to the day-long event which featured several activities including soccer, an iron-chef cooking contest, a jumping castle, face-painting, balloon toss, potato sack races, bingo and an all-you-can-eat BBQ.