More than just quarters from heaven

Hey CUPE 391 Brothers and Sisters,

Your strength, spirit and solidarity are truly inspirational…CUPE 391’s positive vibes must be spreading through the community because we have been inundated with good tidings and support from a variety of groups and individuals. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful stories from the picket line. Here is a small sample of the kind of support we have received as of today, August 3rd.

Donations from:

-CEP Local 464 (Administrative staff at UBC),
-CUPE Local 500 in Winnipeg,
-CUPE Local 1816 (Pacific Blue Cross),
-West Vancouver Municipal Employee’s Association
…and some library patrons and staff (who wished to remain anonymous).

Letters of Support and solidarity from:

-CUPE Local 500 in Winnipeg
-Workers at the Seattle Public Library
-CUPE locals and union leaders from all over the country

Good wishes, solidarity walkers, food and beverage donations from:

-Vancouver Firefighters
-Members of the Hospital Employees Union
-Members of CUPE 23
-Discovery Island Organic Produce
-Members of CUPW
-Members of CUPE 15
-Canada Safeway

Picketing is not easy but it can be such a rewarding experience to hear first hand how our communities care and support us in obtaining a fair contract.    Please keep on sending your stories from the picket lines to If we are unable to post them we will distribute the good tidings at your picket site.

For your information, all Donations, Letters of support etc. may be mailed to: 545 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 1K9 or email us at

Cheers and warm fuzzy feelings,

The bargaining committee