Labour Pitches in to Help Hamilton Families

1959 Labour Day Parage

Labour is a vital part of Hamilton’s history, culture and economic life.

Dating back to the 1870’s and the Nine-Hour League, proud union members helped to build the city we live in today.

When Hamilton Food Share was founded almost 30 years ago, it was with the financial assistance of the Steelworkers who helped get food to people who needed it.

Last year, members of many different union locals donated thousands of pounds of food and dollars to help neighbours facing hunger.

The Steelworkers, IATSE, Unifor, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, CUPE, COPE, Teamsters, LIUNA, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Amalgamated Transit Union, Elementary Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, Ironworkers, Fire Fighters, Police, Society of Energy Professionals and Secondary School Teachers, all held food drives, donated or had events that ensure people received food.

This story is not unique to Hamilton Food Share. Union brothers and sisters contribute to many Hamilton charities by donating and volunteering and for that we are grateful.

It is with pride that we show our gratitude for their contributions. The annual Hamilton and District Labour Day Parade is Monday, September 3rd starting at 10:30 am followed by a BBQ at Bayfront Park at 12 noon.