Beverage Workers Rising is a campaign of SEIU Local 2. We represent over 18 essential workers in Ontario, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. We are proud members of the largest, fastest-growing and most dynamic union in North America.

The Union began its history as Local 304 of the International Union of Brewery, Flour, Cereal, Soft Drink and Distillery Workers when it received its charter to represent brewery workers in Toronto in 1902. The Union has grown in both number and character since that date and is one of the fastest-growing unions in Canada.

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The Canadian Brewery Council has led the effort to protect and advance a worker’s agenda in the Canadian brewery landscape since the 1990s. The coalition, across multiple Unions, represents a few thousand workers and advocates for them within every sector in the Canadian brewing industry.

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“Every year SEIU Local 2 awards seven bursaries totalling $10,000 for higher education financial assistance. Active SEIU 2 Union members and their dependents who will be attending a university or community college full-time are eligible to apply. 

See the SEIU Local 2 National Bursary page for more details.

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