We are a not-for-profit organization made up entirely of current and former hourly employees of Sobeys, FreshCo, Thrifty Foods, IGA and Price Chopper.
We are the life-blood of our stores, yet we are not always treated with respect. There are problems in our stores – from scheduling to pay to lack of hours – that are widespread across the country and need to be addressed. Together, we can make our company guarantee good jobs with a living wage.
On Saturday, February 15, 2014, activists from the Organization United for Respect (OUR) joined community members, labour leaders, families and workers at Yonge & Dundas Square to participate in a rally calling for a higher minimum wage.
At the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention, Walmart made a splash by announcing three new initiatives. While the company’s plans to hire veterans and ‘Buy American’ stole most of the headlines, its third announcement was a major victory for workers who have been coming together for change at Walmart for more than a year.