Saturday, April 11, 2009

I Stand With Diane Campaign Success!

The I Stand With Diane campaign has had an important victory. Diane, a hotel worker in St. Catharines, was fired by her employer for trying to organize a union in her workplace. She was reinstated by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, but the employer was successful in intimidating the other workers so that they wouldn't support the union. Well, I'm happy to report that the massive support the campaign in support of Diane received has emboldened Diane's co-workers to step up and stand by her side.

Diane's workplace is now unionized! Here's the press release.

While that's great news, the work isn't finished. We need stronger laws in place to protect workers, to strengthen the rights of unions, and we need to restore card-based union certification.