Buzzard Press

Stan Grizzle

From Wikipedia (Photo:www.byblacks.com) Stanley George Sinclair Grizzle, (November 18, 1918 – November 12, 2016) CM, O.Ont was a Canadian citizenship judge, soldier, political candidate and civil rights and labour union activist. Born in 1918 in Toronto to Jamaican immigrants, he was the oldest of seven children. He died in November 2016 at the age of 97, 6 days before his 98th birthday.[1] Union experience While working as a porter, Grizzle became active in the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), a trade union whose leader was the charismatic African American A. Philip

Read more

Abdi Hagi Yusuf

Abdi Hagi Yusuf is a Somalian Canadian who immigrated to Canada in 1990. He was soon after hired as a temporary employee at Canada Post. Brother Hagi Yusuf struggled to overcome many forms of racial discrimination. He experienced discrimination for being a black man. He faced discrimination for not having an English name and discrimination because English is not Brother Hagi Yusuf’s first language but rather his fifth language. Brother Hagi Yusuf’s persevered through the fires of discrimination to subsequently

Read more

Megan Whitfield

“Never underestimate the power of a woman. As the world is on fire we will burn, but we will rise and we will accomplish and achieve.” – Megan Whitfield Megan Whitfield embodied all of these characteristics and so much more, and the void her passing has left at CUPW, and within the labour movement, will never be fully filled. Megan began her career at Canada Post in 1998 as a postal clerk at the South Central Letter Processing Plant in

Read more

Sharon Paris

Sister Sharon Paris is a Nova Scotian Canadian who shares both Black and Aboriginal decent. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Coalition of Black Trade Union (CBTU) Ontario Chapter and has recently been re-elected to a fourth term as Assistant Secretary Treasurer of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Toronto Local. Sister Paris is also an Executive Board member of both CUPW and CBTU’s Ontario Chapter.

Read more

Jan Simpson

FROM THE CUPW WEBSITE: Historic Election at CUPW: Postal Workers Elect First Female Black President Friday May 17 2019A record number of women also elected to the National Executive Committee For Immediate Release OTTAWA – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has elected Jan Simpson, a postal worker from the Scarborough local, as the union’s new National President. She becomes the first black woman to lead a national union in Canada. Julee Sanderson from the Saskatoon local was elected

Read more

Mark Brown

As a Canadian of Jamaican decent Mark Brown came to Canada when he was two years old. He started working at Canada Post at eighteen years old. He was a temporary worker on the midnight shift. After working all night he attended the north campus of Humber College studying accounting during the day. Mark Brown is a Truck Driver by trade and currently holds a position as a Truck Driver for Canada Post. Mark has been representing the Canadian Union

Read more

Bromley Armstrong

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bromley Armstrong Born Bromley Lloyd ArmstrongFebruary 9, 1926Kingston, Jamaica Died August 17, 2018 (aged 92)[1]Toronto, Ontario Known for Civil rights leader Awards Order of CanadaOrder of Ontario Bromley Lloyd Armstrong, CM OOnt (February 9, 1926 – August 17, 2018) was a Canadian civil rights leader. He was active in the nascent civil rights era in Canada, beginning with his arrival in 1947. Armstrong was a committed union activist who worked to improve conditions for workers in industry.[2] He was also active in promoting equal rights for African-Canadians and was involved

Read more
1 2 3