Montréal, June 28, 2013 – United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW Canada) was pleased to see the impact of its campaign after the Quebec Labour Standards Commission recognized for the first time the specific nature of the transaction that left former Zellers employees in an impasse following the purchase of the Zellers Canadian banner by U.S. retailing giant Target. These workers will no longer be disadvantaged by the gap in Québec’s legislation and can now exercise their rights.


ufcw canada target fairness denver rallyDenver - June 17, 2013 - Over 200 UFCW activists, labour allies, community members, and former Zellers workers converged on the Target annual shareholders' meeting in Denver, Colorado to demand the corporation respect workers' rights. Former Zellers worker Angela Rankin traveled from Toronto with UFCW Canada national representative Kevin Shimmin to confront Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel. Rankine was joined by members of UFCW Local 7 from Colorado; SEIU members from Minnesota; community groups from across the United States, and Minnesota State Representative Raymond Dehn.


The National Labor Relations Board has ordered a second union vote for workers at a Valley Stream Target store, affirming most of a regional judge's conclusion that Target Corp. violated several labor laws in the run-up to a union election two years ago. The situation, however, is far from resolved.


Target rolls out red carpet for celebs, March 27

I read with dismay your article about the grand opening of Danforth Target at Shoppers’ World. How nice of you to offer the huge foreign controlled store such good free publicity.


Guelph, Ontario - March 9, 2013 - Activists from Canada's leading retail union, UFCW Canada, engaged thousands of community members both inside and outside one of the first-ever Target retail stores to open in Canada, to Ask Target for Fairness. The Guelph location opened on March 5, at the former site of one of the more than 200 stores Target bought from Zellers in 2011.


Non-union janitors who clean Target stores in Minnesota say they’ll go on strike unless their employers agree by noon on Sunday to meet and discuss alleged crimes.


By Daniel Sidlofsky

As the excitement of Target’s arrival bubbles throughout Canada, not everyone is joining in. Was the sale of Zellers’ leases to the Target Corporation fair to those who kept Canada’s famed department store alive? Are the over ten thousand Zellers jobs estimated to be lost a fair price for a supposedly superior shopping experience? With more than two hundred stores being closed, Zellers employees feel as if they are being kicked to the curb.


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Media Links

NLRB orders union revote at Valley Stream Target
Newsday - May 2, 2013

Protest targets Target for unfair treatment of Canadians
Toronto Star - August 22,  2012

Target Canada Protest: Zellers Workers, Unions Demonstrate Against Mass Layoffs By Canada-Bound Retail Giant
Huffington Post - August 22, 2012

Protestors target Target - August 22, 2012

Unions: Target not respecting seniority
Hamilton Spectator - August 22, 2012

Protestors target Target
MSN News Caanada

Target effectively calls Zellers customers old and cheap
Toronto Life - August 12, 2012

Unions take on Target in Mississauga
The Record - August 22, 2012

Target Fairness campaign hits Winnipeg

National union campaign targets Target

VIDEO : CTV Halifax

Expansion: Walmart compte investir 750 millions $ dans 73 projets au Canada

Des travailleurs de Zellers en Ontario ratifient leur convention collective

Argent Vidéos » Choix de l'éditeur » Offensive des employés de Zellers contre Target

Union campaigns to help Zellers workers

Campaign fights for Zellers workers' rights

Target takeover kills thousands of jobs

Ontario Zellers employees ratify new contract even as stores close

Ontario Zellers workers ratify new agreement

Union says Zellers' locals should remain after Target take-over

Zellers workers ask Target for fairness

Canadian Union Launches Target Effort

West Windsor Zellers to close June 2

Ontario Zellers workers ratify collective agreement

Zellers workers ask Target for fairness

Ontario Zellers employees ratify collective agreement

Zellers employees don't know what future will bring

Zellers employees in limbo


Target is one of the world’s most successful retailers and many Canadians are excited about shopping in new store locations that offer a weekly ad, coupons, regular store hours and the company’s popular redcard.

Target will soon be hiring in Canada and that is a good thing. But Target can be an even stronger force in our community by giving Zellers workers the respect they deserve. With your help, Target can be a leader in creating better, fairer jobs that benefit our communities today and well into the future.

This website is operated and maintained by UFCW Canada. This is not a Zellers or Target website, but features current Zellers workers who have all volunteered to tell their stories and share their opinions. UFCW Canada is a not-for-profit worker organization dedicated to social justice and creating better living standards for its membership and all working families.