URGENT ACTION: Rally at Sobeys Forest Lawn picket line

Issue:  Members of UFCW 401 at the Sobeys store in Forest Lawn, Calgary, are on strike as the employer seeks cuts to wages and benefits.

Action Requested:  Join a rally to support the workers at the store at 5105 – 17 Avenue SE, Calgary.

When: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 2nd.

Issue:  The Sobeys family is one of Canada's richest, with skyrocketing net worth into the billions of dollars. Canadian Business magazine ranked them in 25th spot on its Rich 100 list in Canada, with a net worth of $2.26 billion, with their wealth growing rapidly in the last two years. Meanwhile, they are pushing for concessions from employees at a Sobeys store in Calgary.

AFL's Position: The AFL is asking union members to support the striking workers by joining them on the picket line whenever possible and by attending the rally on Nov. 2. We are asking retail customers to avoid shopping at all Sobeys outlets until they sign a new collective agreement that respects workers.

Action: Join the rally from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2nd, at the Sobeys outlet store at 5105 - 17th Avenue. S.E., Calgary.

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