Please read the attached file and the message below from Travis Harrision who is a member of CAW Local 2200 and is also our CAW Young Workers delegate for the ITF Please help Travis in his endevours to establish a network of CAW youth to take action on campaigns when necessary. This will be an e-mail network, so please get this out to the youth in your local and help Travis build the network. Even if you are not a youth your assistance in forwarding these e-mails will help Travis out. Thanks for your cooperation Bill Gaucher President CAWRTC
I am contacting you today to request your help with some work of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF). As a member of the CAW, I sit on the ITF young transport workers committee representing North America. As you may or may not be aware, at the ITF Congress in Mexico last August, the ITF constitution was amended to create the ITF young workers committee. This change was made following two years of work by a working group of young workers from around the world, of which I was involved. The committee met for the first time last November and since then we have been working on a few initiatives to continue this work. One of the initiatives, the one I am requesting your help in, is to expand the ITF young workers network. This network is an email based network used to get information to young transport workers around the world, and take action on campaigns when necessary. I have been trying to make contact with ITF affiliates in North America over the past few months to get a contact person that can help with this initiative.
Attached is a copy of the letter that has been sent out. As a member of the CAW, I want to make sure that my own union is tapped in to this work and I was wondering if you could find a main contact person from Local 114 that would like to get involved. I have Cc'd Monica Hrapkowicz from CAW Local 4004, who has agreed to work with me on this as the main contact for the CAW, and will help me work with the contact persons for each of the CAW transport locals. The main responsibility of the person at this point will be to get the young workers in Local 114 registered with the ITF young workers network, and be the main contact for the local for this new communications structure. Please let me know if you would like further information or to speak with me directly. In Sol, Travis Harrison CAW 2200 Recording Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org (604) 314-5212