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CUPE National President Judy Darcy has issued an appeal to all CUPE locals to adopt-a-striker in the strike by members of Local 87 against the City of Thunder Bay.

Monday, July 13 was Day 78 of the strike and Local 87’s members need our help.

“I was in Thunder Bay on Monday (July 13),” said Darcy. “People there have had a long fight and the City Council is trying to divide the local. After 11 weeks of standing up for their jobs and families, Local 87 members need to know this is a strike that will end when workers have a deal, not when workers run out of money”

Every CUPE local is being asked to help. Local 87 is committed to finding a creative solution to this strike. But we need to help them through this difficult time.

“I was at a rally on Monday with several hundred workers standing in blistering heat,” said Darcy. “A supporter was arrested. They’re trying everything to break this local and still morale is high. We don’t won’t to prolong this strike. But we must provide the financial means to the members of Local 87 to not be starved into submission this close to a negotiated end.”

All CUPE locals are urged to make a pledge by adopting one or more strikers at $100 per week. They are also being asked to send messages of support to the members of the local.

Fax your message of support to: (807) 345-4906

Mail your cheque as soon as possible to: CUPE Local 87, 929 Fort William Road, Room “A”, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 3A6