International Vice President Sean Kelly reports that Local 261T ( Quebec City, QC) has successfully organized the warehouse workers employed by Rothman, Benson & Hedges Tobacco in Montreal. These warehouse workers fill salesperson orders.
The organizing campaign concluded with certification and no election, after a majority of the authorization for representation cards were provided to the Quebec Labour Board.
Workers in Quebec enjoy labor laws that are very similar to provisions in the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 1. The legislation is now before the U.S. Senate.