Info for the week, and holiday pickets

Roll the Union On: Tuesday is Pennies from Heaven Day (rain or shine).  Dig out all those jars of useless coppers that are gathering dust in your closets, and bring them tomorrow to donate to the hardship fund.  Rolling sleeves will be provided — picket time is guaranteed to fly by when you’re rolling those pennies!

Tuesday is Chili Day: Two choices of hot chili meals; lunchtime at Kitsilano and dinnertime at Central. Please phone in advance if you aren’t a ‘regular’ at these locations, just to be sure no hungry picketers will go unfed. Kits: 778-840-0564, Cen: 778-840-0314.

Reminder for BRI pickets: If you plan to picket at Brit this week, please phone and sign up in advance. Picketing hours are 7:45-4, and the cell # is 778-840-0341.

Friday activities:  Strike pay cheques will be ready for distribution at Central between 10am-2pm and at the Union Office between 3pm-4:30pm on Friday. Also on Friday, “Thanksgiving Dinner 391-Style” will be available at Central. Watch the blog for more details to come.

A Big Thank You: to all the former VPL employees who have joined us on the picket lines in solidarity. The support is appreciated, and it’s great to see old friends again, even in these… shall we say… less-than-ideal circumstances.

Picketing hours on the long weekend:  We will maintain the usual weekend schedule, Saturday 7am-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm at CEN only.  As well, there will be picketing on Monday (yes, Thanksgiving Day) at several locations, as follows:

CEN 9am-5pm
KIT 8:30am-4:30pm
KER 9am-1pm
CHA 8am – 12pm (this is a correction-initially posted as 9-1)