Amica Retirement workers join UFCW Local 175’s HOPE Sector
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.