MOUSELAND – as told by Tommy Douglas

The Moral of the Story “Mouseland” is a political fable, originally told by Clare Gillis, a friend of Tommy Douglas. Tommy has used this story many times to show in a humorous way how Canadians fail to recognize that neither the Liberals or Conservatives are truly interested in what matters to ordinary citizens; yet Canadians continue to vote for them.

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Are you ready to participate in political action?

The next Municipal Election will be held on Monday, October 16, 2017. Don’t let your voice be silenced. Be a part of it all. If you haven’t had time to do research on all of the candidates running in your riding, you can see how the Edmonton and District Labour Council felt about each candidate after asking each a variety of questions. Click Here for the results.

  • 1 Mayor
  • 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
  • 1 Edmonton Catholic School District Trustee for each of the 7 wards or
    1 Edmonton Public School District Trustee for each of the 9 wards

Please visit the City of Edmonton website to view the 2017 candidate list.

Exercise your right to vote!  The system really does begin with you.

Political Action is one of the easiest things to be a part of.  As a person in any riding you are eligible to vote. You need to exercise your right to vote and when you do you should vote for someone who cares about workers issues and has the same values that you do. Someone who will promote your ideals.

Machinist Member wins Young Leader of the Year award!

Machinist Member wins Young Leader of the Year award!

Toronto, ON – UFCW Canada National Representative and IAM Local Lodge 1922 member, Zenne May Maceda has received the Young Leader of the Year award at the  augural Gold Balangay Awards, held in Toronto.

Organized by a number of Filipino community groups, businesses, and non-profit organizations, the awards show was established to celebrate Filipino Canadians who have made a positive impact in their community or field of work. It recognized Sister Maceda as the 2017 Young Leader of the Year for her outstanding efforts in promoting social justice and workers’ rights as a labour activist.

“I am incredibly honoured to be a recipient of the Golden Balangay Young Leader of the Year award,” said Sister Maceda. “This award was given to me in recognition of the work that I do as a young labour advocate, so I know it isn’t only for me. It is for all my friends, family, and colleagues who have committed themselves to fighting for working people in Canada and in the Philippines.”