CAW Locals Pledge Support for Striking Woodbine Workers

    TORONTO, Dec. 18 /CNW/ - In a show of solidarity CAW local union leaders
have pledged their full support for the 180 bartenders and servers on strike
at three Woodbine Entertainment Group locations in Southern Ontario.
    On December 17, over 50 union representatives gathered in Toronto to
strategize ways to intensify efforts on the picket lines as the strike
continues into its third week.
    Local union leaders will be encouraging members in the Toronto and
surrounding areas to join with striking workers on the picket lines over the
next number of weeks at the Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and the Mohawk
Racetrack in Campbellville.
    The union has targeted Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to increase
picketing efforts, considered peak times for business at the racetracks.
    Plans are also currently underway to hold a major public rally in support
of the striking workers on Boxing Day, the details of which will be made
available over the coming days.

For further information:

For further information: Brian Stevens, CAW National Representative,
(cell) (416) 567-8281 or Angelo DiCaro, CAW Communications, (cell) (416)

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