We Want to Work!  Do the right thing, CESSCO.  END THE LOCKOUT.

Take action!

Let’s make our voices heard loud and clear. Take a minute to make a call or send an email (or both) to let Canerector CEO Amanda Hawkins and CESSCO leaders Leo Garrido and Bernhard Maier know we stand with Local 146. Join us in calling on them to end the lockout, give jobs back to the Boilermakers and return to the bargaining table in good faith.

Use our Day of Action toolkit to find contact information and sample emails and scripts. Also, join us in using social media to spread the word. Ready-to-run social media graphics and suggested posts with tags are provided in the toolkit.

EMAILS

Email Amanda Hawkins

To: ahawkins@canerector.com
Cc: jmajor@canerector.com; jmyrfield@canerector.com

Sample email

Dear Ms. Hawkins,

As the CEO of Canerector, parent company of CESSCO, you are responsible for the lockout of hard-working people in Edmonton.

By now it is clear that by bussing in “replacement workers” who don’t have work history with CESSCO, you’re putting your company’s reputation on the line. And it can't be cheap. Have you really spent over $1.5 million to keep the Boilermakers locked out when the issue could have been resolved for less than $300,000 and put your dedicated workers put back on the job months ago?

The Boilermakers you locked out are committed to holding their ground, and they are not alone. I stand with them, and I am calling on you to do the right thing for the company and the workers: End this lock out immediately, return the Boilermakers to their jobs, rejoin them at the bargaining table and secure your company’s future.

Sincerely,
NAME

Send Email

Email Leo Garrido

To: lgarrido@cessco.ca

Sample email

Dear Mr. Garrido,

I am writing, because CESSCO’s lockout of Boilermakers has gone on far too long. It’s time for you to end the lockout and bring back the workers who have dedicated decades to the quality of CESSCO products.

Bussing in less qualified “replacement workers” is putting CESSCO’s reputation on the line. And it can't be cheap. Have you really spent over $1.5 million to keep the Boilermakers locked out when the issue could have been resolved for less than $300,000 and put your dedicated workers put back on the job months ago?

By now you have seen that Boilermakers are committed to holding their ground. And they are not alone. I stand with them, and I am calling on you to do the right thing: End this lock out immediately, return the Boilermakers to their jobs, rejoin them at the bargaining table and secure CESSCO’s future.

Sincerely,
NAME

Send Email

Email Bernhard Maier

To: bmaier@cessco.ca

Sample email

Dear Mr. Maier,

In your new leadership role with CESSCO, you hold responsibility for the lock out of hard-working people at CESSCO in Edmonton.

By now it is clear that by bussing in “replacement workers” who don’t have work history with CESSCO, you are putting your company’s reputation on the line. And it can't be cheap. Have you really spent over $1.5 million to keep the Boilermakers locked out when the issue could have been resolved for less than $300,000 and put your dedicated workers put back on the job months ago?

The locked-out Boilermakers are committed to holding their ground, and they are not alone. I stand with them, and I am calling on you to do the right thing for the company and the workers: End this lock out immediately, return the Boilermakers to their jobs, pull together all who need to rejoin them at the bargaining table and secure your company’s future.

Sincerely,
NAME

Send Email

PHONE CALLS

Sample script to Amanda Hawkins

Phone: 416-225-6240 (Canerector main line—answered by person)

NOTE: The Canerector main phone is answered by a live operator. Ask the operator to be connected to Amanda Hawkins. If you are put through to Ms. Hawkins, amend the script as appropriate. Otherwise, the script is assuming you will need to leave a message with the operator or a voicemail box.

Sample script to Leo Garrido

Phone: 587-974-0685 (direct line)

Sample script to Bernhard Maier

Phone: 250-561-1121, ext. 106 (direct line)

SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media handles (@) and hashtags (#)

Facebook

@ibb146
@northernsteelltd
#StandWith146

Twitter

@146Lodge
#StandWith146

Sample Facebook posts

Hey Amanda Hawkins, Stop harming workers and your own company. End the CESSCO lockout today. I #StandWith146 #unionstrong #corporategreed @ibb146 www.EndOurLockout.org

Share Post

Hey @northernsteelltd, time for Bernhard Maier to call for an end to the CESSCO lockout. Today. You’re hurting workers and your company. I #StandWith146 @ibb146 #unionstrong www.EndOurLockout.org

Share Post

Hey Leo Garrido, the CESSCO lockout has gone on too long. Stop hurting workers and the company. End the lockout. Today. I #StandWith146 @ibb146 #unionstrong www.EndOurLockout.org

Share Post

Sample Tweets

Hey Amanda Hawkins, Stop harming workers and your own company. End the CESSCO lockout today. I #StandWith146 #unionstrong #corporategreed @146Lodge www.EndOurLockout.org

Send Tweet

Hey @northernsteelltd, time for Bernhard Maier to call for an end to the CESSCO lockout. Today. You’re hurting workers and your company. I #StandWith146 @146Lodge #unionstrong www.EndOurLockout.org

Send Tweet

Hey Leo Garrido, the CESSCO lockout has gone on too long. Stop hurting workers and the company. End the lockout. Today. I #StandWith146 @146Lodge #unionstrong www.EndOurLockout.org

Send Tweet

Sample Instagram post

Union workers at CESSCO have been on the picket line since management locked them out in June 2020. CESSCO is bussing in scabs. Time to end the lockout and go back to the bargaining table. Time to get back to work. #endthelockout #CESSCO #solidarity #lockedout #callforaction #standwith146

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If you have questions about the Boilermakers union, Local 146 or what’s happening at CESSCO in Edmonton, Alberta, please contact us:

Rick Vanderveen
Boilermakers International Rep
780-908-2591
rvanderveen@boilermakers.org

Casey Worden
Organizer, Local 146
587-990-4527
cworden@boilermakers.ca

#StandWith146

We want to Work!  Do the right thing, CESSCO.  END THE LOCKOUT.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers