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Memo RE DVP Zoom Call on May 19th Delegates/ Stewards/ instructors

Dear Stewards, Brothers and Sisters                   RE:  Zoom call with Jason Rowe, District Vice President

I am sending this notice regarding the upcoming ZOOM meeting with DVP Jason Rowe specifically to you as stewards/ jobsite leaders as the conduit to engage directly with members on site.

You will note that this will be the last similar Zoom call for the foreseeable future and certainly one that can build on the direct contact and dialogue of our earlier call with General President Douglas McCarron.

Our goal is the participation of 10% of the council membership, so  for us at the  Carpenters District Council of Ontario that’s approximately 3,000 members attending. A serious challenge, but one that is attainable thru solid organizing and some hard efforts. This can be  looked at it as a “trial run” of member engagement for the next federal election and the next provincial election – both of which are not so far away.

DVP Rowe will be commenting on many of the issues before us as a union- the COVID 19 crisis, the challenges of mental health on the jobsites,  the outlook for the economy, training issues and growing our union market share. This promises to be of value for long time members and new apprentices alike.

We have encouraged all staff, instructors  and stewards to sign up and do their best to outreach to as many members as possible to participate as well. You can click on the  attachment above and use the second  link in that document to sign up. Very easy to use, just  like the last ZOOM.

You could offer to do the sign up for fellow members which may facilitate them also participating.

Please feel free to reach out to this office at any time for more info.

One last comment is this : thank you to staff, stewards and members that participated in the recent Tax Fraud Days of Action, across North America the Carpenters truly made an impact on one of our major initiatives of the last few years. Many CDCO members used the communications app on the website to communicate directly to their MP or MPP. If you have not done so yet, please take a moment to send a pre-written Email to your MP/ MPP as it only takes a second.

Al the best , yours,


Mike Yorke

President, Director of Public Affairs & Innovation

Carpenters District Council of Ontario

222 Rowntree Dairy Road

Woodbridge, Ontario

L4L 9T2


416-587-5577- cell


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