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CUPE Local 79 Good Jobs Gala (Local 79 members)

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Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON M5T 1G4

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Join CUPE Local 79 as we celebrate 75 years of building good jobs that deliver great services in Toronto.

We will reflect on highlights of the last 75 years and talk about our path forward, as we connect with our activist roots and join allies to fight for better lives for all.

The event will take place at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Designed by world-renowned, Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art galleries in North America

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David_Rolf_006Keynote: David Rolf is an International Vice President of SEIU and the President of SEIU 775 and is known internationally as an innovative labor leader and thinker on the future of work and labor. He has led some of the largest worker organizing efforts since the 1930s including the successful organization of 74,000 home care aides in Los Angeles and the campaigns to win a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac and Seattle. Rolf is also the author of the book Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America (New Press, 2016). Rolf lives in Seattle, WA.

Deena LadDeena Ladd has been working to improve wages and working conditions for immigrants, racialized communities and low-wage communities for the past twenty years. She has been a union organizer in the garment, social service and manufacturing industry and developed courses for young workers, racialized workers and women. Deena is active in the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change and teaches a Community Engagement Practice course at Ryerson University. She is one of the founders and is the Coordinator at the Toronto Workers’ Action Centre (WAC). The Workers’ Action Centre works with predominantly low-waged workers and workers of colour in precarious jobs that face discrimination, violations of rights and no benefits in the workplace.

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