It is Thanksgiving season! The season that serves as a reminder for us to look back in gratitude and look forward with inspiration and insight, as we count our blessings and express our appreciation for our big union family.
This Thanksgiving, we are thankful to UNITE HERE Local 75 members, our union’s most powerful link, for their leadership in our ongoing fight for a better world for their families, their colleagues, and for all of us. As we prepare to enter a new round of bargaining, let us reflect on our past victories, all of which were successful thanks to our brothers, sisters, and siblings who are the reason we are here today.
It is also important to acknowledge that, while some of us enjoy a warm Thanksgiving weekend with our families and loved ones, workers across hospitality, food services, and gaming sectors work hard to make this Thanksgiving holiday a special and memorable one for the thousands of people visiting the Greater Toronto Area. Many of these workers are not yet unionized – it is our duty to bring them into our extended UNITE HERE family and continue raising the standard for hospitality workers in Canada.
Today, and every day, we are all here united thanks to this continuous hard work and dedication of thousands of our members, and we will continue working hard for greater victories and better lives, united, hand in hand with our big UNITE HERE Local 75 family.