At the 2016 CUPE Ontario convention, CUPE 5277 submitted a resolution asking CUPE Ontario to encourage affiliated organizations to support a CUPE-made label in print and digitally, give equal opportunity to CUPE Locals to quote products and/or services CUPE members provide and provide information to affiliated organizations about products and/or services available within CUPE.
On the last day of convention, only 3 resolutions before convention was adjourned, our resolution hit the floor. There were two pro speakers for the resolution before it went to a vote. Delegates at the convention voted unanimously in support of the resolution.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all CUPE members who support the #CUPEmade campaign. Thanks to your ongoing encouragement we have made great strides within CUPE Ontario to recognize the importance of support for CUPE-made products and services. We look forward to working with many of you in the future and will continue to push momentum for the #CUPEmade campaign to CUPE National Convention in 2017!