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Proudly Helping Union Families Since 2004

Dear Bothers and Sisters,

From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of everyone who benefited from your kindness, compassion and generosity last
THANK-YOU for supporting Operation Christmas Cheer!  It's because of you...NO Brother,
Sister or child went without!  OCC is pleased to report that we were able to support every picket line in the province of
Ontario.  5 locals were facing hardship and all their members received food hampers, grocery gift cards and each child
received toys.

The cheer, support and words of encouragement delivered to these picket lines was only possible because YOU and or
your local took action and became involved in Operation Christmas Cheer's Labour of Love.

As the Holiday Season quickly approaches, I am asking for your support again this year.  This will be OCC's 10th Christmas
delivering the Cheer to Ontario locals…can you believe we’ve been walking the picket lines for 9 years now?!?!  Our
mandate every year is to make sure every union member on strike or lockout receives a food hamper, grocery gift cards
and that each child receives a toy.  

To date, we have 6 locals walking the picket lines in Ontario on extended strike/lockout.  We expect a few more locals to
announce strikes/lockout before the Holidays and they will be added to our list.  All monetary contributions collected are
used to purchase grocery gift cards (from unionized grocery stores) for active union families collecting strike pay during the
Holidays. OCC will deliver Labours Cheer on the dates and times listed below.

  • OPSEU 262, Oakville:  On March of Dimes – 33 members on strike 2 weeks               Delivery Date:  December 16,
    Monday  @10AM
  • USW Hamilton:  Max Aicher – 36 members on strike 19 weeks  
  • USW 9176, Toronto:  Crown Cork and Seal – 130 members on strike 10 weeks  
Delivery Date:  December 17, Tuesday @10AM
  • CUPE 1281 :  CESA - 2 members on lockout 7 weeks
Delivery Date:  December 17, Tuesday @1PM
  • CUPE 4616, Bonfield:  Township of Bonfield – 16 members on strike 16 weeks
Delivery Date:  December 18, Wednesday @ 10AM
  • USW 1-1000, Pembroke:  Common Wealth Plywood – 40 members on strike 186 weeks.  Delivery Date:  December
    20, Friday @ 11AM

Every non perishable food item collected, dollar raised and toy or gift card donated goes directly into the hands of our
Brothers and Sisters walking the picket lines.  We are asking you to give generously.  Your involvement and donations in
kind will go a long way to making sure their Christmas is a little bit brighter this year.  

If you are collecting non perishable food items and or toys, please give me a call at (613) 301-2988 to make arrangements
for a pick up (prior to December 17 please).

Follow us on Facebook this Christmas to stay up to date on our efforts.  Please  “LiKE” and “SHARE” our Facebook
fanpage with your friends/contacts to help “Spread the CHEER”.


All updates will be posted to our fanpage.  Our fanpage is where we will post volunteer days and times to help pack the
hampers, delivery dates to the picket-lines, picket-line locations and of course...pictures of our efforts made possible by
your generous support :)  

VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED…questions…interested?  Don’t be shy…give me a call :) Everyone is invited and welcome to
come out to the picket lines to show support to these families in hardship, grab a hot lunch and enjoy some Solidarity
Holiday Cheer!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (613) 301-2988 or email:

I’d like to thank you all in advance for any show of support and kindness towards these locals facing adversity.

In Solidarity,
Casandra Robinson
Founder/Organizer -
(613) 301-2988 or (613) 692-4568 – casandra@operationcheer.com
UNIFOR Local 247 Secretary Treasurer
Please make any donation cheques payable to:
and mail to:
C/O: Casandra Robinson
101 Lockhaven Private, Ottawa, ON, K2J 5L5
838 Kitchener, On English Catholic Teachers’ Association PVNC Unit Peterborough
January 10, 2014 - 124,466.90
9244 Thunder Bay, OSSTF District 17 Barrie, UNIFOR Local 2488 Brampton, USW 9350
Timmins, UNIFOR Local 593 Oakville, UNIFOR 232 Ottawa NDP Caucus Services, OECTA
Toronto Secondary Unit, UNIFOR Local 15 Komoka, UNIFOR Local 1106 Kitchener,
USW/GBAC Collingwood

DECEMBER 26, 2013 - $114,616.90
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association Executive Board, ETFO Staff, OSSTF District
19 Teacher’s Bargaining Unit, UNIFOR 6006 Toronto, USW Eastern Ontario Area Council,
UNIFOR Local 252 Mississauga, UNIFOR Local 105 Dryden, USW Local 5055 Thunder Bay,
UNIFOR local 44 Waterloo, Ottawa Newspaper Guild, ETFO Toronto OT Local, Algoma
District Teachers’ Federation ETFO, UNIFOR 1894 Scarborough, OECTA Simcoe Muskoka
Secondary, UNIFOR Local 672 Sarnia, CUPE Local 1287 Thorold, Waterloo Regional
Labour Council, UNIFOR Local 28-0 Brockville, ETFO Simcoe County Barrie, Eastern
Ontario OECTA, USW 9165 Marathon, UNIFOR Local 599-0 Peterborough, USW Local 1998
Toronto, Hamilton-Wentworth ETFO Hamilton, Ontario Nurses Association Local 51 Ottawa
DECEMBER 23, 2013 - $95494.50
Peel Elementary Teachers' local

DECEMBER 21, 2013 - $94,494.50
UNIFOR Local 222 Oshawa, uniform Local 1643 Toronto, Independent Part & Suppliers
UNIFOR local 1106 Kitchener,  USW Local 2000 Kitchener, ETFO York Region, ETFO
Renfrew Region, USW 1-2010 Kapuskasing

DECEMBER 19, 2013 - $89,342 UNIFOR National, CUPE Ontario, Public
Service Alliance of Canada Ontario Region, Public Service Alliance of Canada National
Capital Region, USW 4610 Cambridge,
AIL Canada/American Income Life

DECEMBER 18, 2013 - $68,342Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1587
Toronto, Ottawa and District Labour Council, Ontario Public Service Staff Union, Congress
of Union Retirees, Mr & Mrs Mallett Munster, Mr & Mrs Randall Ottawa, K Hayes & C
Matthews Ottawa, Mr & Mrs Kerwin Ottawa, Ottawa Carleton Elementary Teachers
Federation, Ron Shewchuk Ottawa, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District
25, UNIFOR Local 247 Eastern Canada, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association
Bruce Grey, Toronto and York Region Labour Council. Ontario English Catholic Teachers’
Association, CUPE 4400 Toronto, USW 4120 Guelph, Durham Region Labour Council,
Carleton University Academic Staff Association Ottawa, Ottawa Carleton Elementary L’
Orignal, UNIFOR Local 65, CUPE 503 Ottawa, ETFO Rainbow Teacher Local Sudbury,
ETFO Upper Grand Guelph, OSSTF District 12 Toronto, Susan Sandercott Scarborough,
OSSTF District 12 Bargaining Unit Toronto, UNIFOR Local 2025 Ottawa, CUPE 7575
London, Brandtford and District Labour Council, OPSEU Local 479 Ottawa, Donna Horner
Nepean, Marlene Rivier Ottawa, IBEW Construction Council of Ontario Toronto, IBEW CCO
Organizing Fund Toronto,
Sue Slean Brampton and North Bay, UNIFOR Local 222 Retired Workers Chapter Oshawa,
USW 2020 Sudbury, COPE 343 Toronto, UNIFOR Local 27 London, UNIFOR Local  1075
Thunder Bay, CUPW Ottawa Women’s Committee, USW 8300 North York, Ontario
Secondary School Teachers’ Federation District 16 New Market, CUPE Local 1974
DECEMBER 10, 2013 - $38,195
Daryl Barnett Vancouver Island, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association
Algonquin/Lakeshore Unit Kingston, USW 9246 Wawa, Chuck Hill California, UNIFOR Local
16-0 Goderich

DECEMBER 6, 2013 - $33,670
Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, USW/TCU Local 650 Thunder Bay, UNIFOR Local
2003 Mississauga, Hamilton and District Labour Council, Elementary Teachers’ Federation
ON Bluewater Local, CUPE 1974 Kingston, CUPE 4186 London


  • Ottawa and District Labour Council – Saturday, December 14 at 10:00am, CUPE 4000
    office located at 200 - 32 Colonnade Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Elementary Teachers’ Federation Ontario – Provincial Executive Board, UNIFOR 975,
Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, UNIFOR 79M Toronto

DECEMBER 5, 2013 - $32,120
CUPE National, Peggy & Scott Smith Texas, USW 665 Terrace Bay, Diana Crosby Texas,
Debbie Gamble Texas, CUPE 1979 Ottawa, CUPE 1000 Power Workers Union Toronto

DECEMBER 2, 2013 - $25,500 has been raised!  Huge THANK-YOU to....
H or A Greenland – Toronto, UNIFOR Ontario Communication Council, UNIFOR 52  
Newmarket, OSSTF District 13, Peter Lezama & Family Brampton, Canadian Staff Union ON
Solidarity Fund, CUPE National, USW 862 Cambridge, UNIFOR Local 914 Sarnia,
Orangeville & District Labour Council, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario
Executive Board, UNIFOR Local 41-0 Mississauga, Mavis McIntyre Guelph, North Bay &
District Labour Council, Ontario Nurses Association, Marcia Freele Carp/Ottawa, Barbara
and Philip Kosow Toronto, NUPGE/James Clancy Ottawa, ETFO York Region OT Local
Aurora, OPSEU 235 Holland Centre, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation
Executive Board, Kim McIntyre Toronto, UNIFOR 32 Smooth Rock Falls, LIUNA 527 Ottawa,
UNIFOR 691G Fergus, Workers United Canada Council Toronto, UNIFOR 685
Peterborough, UNIFOR United Food Processors’ Union