Letter to Spouse's attending the February 09 Meeting
sponsored by the Mine Mill / CAW - Local 598 Women's
Reason for the Family Auxiliary at Mine Mill 598/CAW
to all Family Members from the Family Aux.
do apologize for not being there, but I am afraid I had to
attend another meeting.
meeting is to introduce you to the women of Mine Mill,
because as we all know that through the years a womanís
way of life has changed dramatically.
Most of us now longer can stay home with our
children we have to work and donít have the time to
belong to anything other then our families. We donít
live the way they did even 10 years ago. So we have to
change with the times. And this is when the Family
Auxiliary comes into play along with the Womenís
need to be there for our mates, which means finding out
everything we can about their job, the contract and any
other thing that could educate others and ourselves.
canít do picket duty or vote, but we can go out and
Auxiliary also includes any member of your family not
belonging to the union. Such as, my daughter Kaili and
her husband Paul are members. Even though they do not
live in the same house they are apart of our family
and therefore recognized as active members. So that if
you have a family member that would like to
participate in anything they are welcome also.
can go to all membership meetings including during a
can ask questions and state our opinions.
can help each other out by communicating.
can use the website to get our feelings across, and to
show we are behind this fight.
you donít have a computer and want to have a thought,
poem, or a letter with your ideas put on the website, you
can send them into the hall and Marianne at the front desk
will make sure I get them. Also donít forget if you are
near a library, they have computers. Your children can
send in pictures they draw, colour or stories they want to
write. This might not seem like much, but it puts us in a
position of power. Women from the Family Auxiliary can sit
on committees, if you are interested ask Carol to find out
where you might be needed.
you go out to the lines think about writing something of
what you have seen and heard. These things are important;
we need to stand behind the Union 100%. I know some of you
are probably angry with the union, but remember the union
didnít put us out on strike Noranda/Falconbridge has
done that. And the only reason it seems that they have is
because they no longer want union employees. The big
stumbling block in these talks is about contracting out
all jobs in the Mines, the Mill and the Smelter. If that
happens, we will have all set history back 100 years. We
will make history, and I know that sounds trite, but we
are fighting not just for us but also for our community
and in the end our province. If we allow some company
yahooís to break the union, we are allowing everyone to
lower not just our standard of living but also
everyoneís. That includes your children, because if this
happens there will be even less here for them, than there
Carol can get on with the meeting I will close by saying
the Family Auxiliary in the end are the people who prop
up, support and stand behind the workers in the unions
time of need. We will win.
send any emails to me; the address is on the site. www.minemill598.com
is on the Family Auxiliary page, you will see an envelope
there just click and either attach a word doc. Or just
write the email I will make sure it gets up on the site
and we will try and get some of your articles into the
newsletters that go out to the sites. The more information
the workers have the stronger they feel. Lets keep it
strong, letís show them what the women of Mine Mill can
am sure Carol has thoughts on more active and productive
things that you can do, if you are able. And it you have a
project you would like to do on your own, or need some
help, we are here.
will end by saying be strong, donít listen to rumours
and if you hear one try to stop it. Tell who ever is
spreading rumours to read our website.
you for your attention,
Beck, Family Auxiliary Chair.
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