Media Advisory - Unifor to make announcement regarding Amazon union drive

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Gavin McGarrigle speaking at a mic with several workers standing behind him. An Amazon building is visible in the distance.

VANCOUVER—After months of signing union cards at two Metro Vancouver Amazon facilities, Unifor is ready to announce the next stage of the drive.

“Hundreds of workers at Amazon have signed union cards and talked to Unifor organizers about their hopes for safer work, better pay, and improved benefits,” said Unifor National President Lana Payne. “We’re excited to move to the next phase of this historic campaign.”

What: Union organizing drive announcement 

Who: Unifor Western Regional Director Gavin McGarrigle and Unifor organizers

When: Wednesday, April 10, at 1 p.m. PT

Where: “YVR2” Amazon Fulfillment Center 450 Derwent Pl, Delta, B.C. 49.161942, -122.947573

Unifor’s awareness campaign at Amazon facilities began on June 21, 2023. Card-signing began on October 19, 2023.

Workers at an Amazon facility first formed a union in April 2022 at the “JFK8” distribution centre on Staten Island in New York State.

Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.

Media Contact

Ian Boyko

National Communications Representative - Western Region