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CUPE members gave more than $1 million to the United Way this year. But because they gave through their workplaces, their locals or other organizations, the union’s support of the charity hasn’t been recognized.

Until now.

United Way labour representative Ken Clavette presented CUPE National President Paul Moist with a plaque honouring CUPE’s members who’ve given to the United Way this year.

“Because their donations come from so many different places, CUPE members don’t normally show up on our honour roll,” Clavette told assembled CUPE staff and national executive members. “We’ve taken steps to correct that and to honour CUPE members for their generosity.”