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Boycotts

Canadian Labour Congress boycotts: 

 

Sklar Peppler, Alan White Branded Furniture, and its Manufacturer, AW Manufacturing

In support of approximately 100 USW members. After moving to Ajax from Whitby, Ontario in 2006, Sklar Peppler went into bankruptcy in August of 2008. The President of Sklar Peppler bought the company’s assets out of bankruptcy in late 2008, and proceeded to close the facility. He then bought AW Manufacturing Inc., another furniture manufacturer in Mississippi, USA, and now uses product from that plant to sell to Sklar’s customers. The hard‑working Steelworkers that were employed by Sklar Peppler in Canada not only lost their jobs, they lost their severance pay in the bankruptcy proceedings.

Essex Kent Mushroom, Essex Continental Dist. Inc., or Unionville Farms

In support of Rol-Land Farms Inc. in Kingsville, Ontario who have chosen UFCW to represent them, however, the owner continues to refuse to recognize the union as the bargaining agent.

Federation Boycotts:

Philips Electronics Products

Support for 125 members of United Steelworkers, Local 7812 in Saint-Jérôme (Québec) who have been employed at Philips for a number of years. The company is transferring its production to Brazil.

Privately-owned wine boutiques & non-unionized beer outlets

Cause: Opening of non-unioin shops. Source: Alberta Federation of Labour

Coca-Cola Products

The company closed the plant and moved from Newfoundland.  Source: Newfoundland and Labador Federation of Labour.

Paramount Canada’s Wonderland

On behalf of IATSE, Local 58 in Toronto.  Source: Ontario Federation of Labour

Molson Amphitheatre at Ontario Place

On behalf of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada.  Source: Ontario Federation of Labour

Blue Man Group Show in Toronto

On behalf of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada.  Source: Ontario Federation of Labour

Brazilian wood products

(Cause: Rain forest destruction.) Source: Saskatchewan Federation of Labour