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Amica Retirement workers join UFCW Local 175’s HOPE Sector

April 1, 2016 at 12:01pm

In March, Local 175 Organizers assisted 60 employees at Amica Retirement facility in Whitby in successfully joining our Union. The home, recently sold to a new owner, had made changes resulting in less staffing in a number of departments. The employees formed a committee and launched a campaign to protect their jobs, and enhance their wages and benefits by joining the Union. They won their certification at a vote held March 22 and became part of the growing Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector of Local 175.