PRESS RELEASE: AUGUST 21, 2009

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Fruit Industry Members Join NDF

UFCW Local 247 members employed at one of the Okanagan Tree Fruit facilities voted to join the UFCW National Defence Fund by 91% at meetings held August 20. Bargaining for this group had been slow and the two sides are meeting with the assistance of a mediator this sunday. The Defence Fund provides additional picket pay for members and also assists in costs associated with a dispute. Members pay additional union dues which are then forwarded to the Fund, which currently has over 20 million in assets.

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