Union takes on new meaning for injured Hamilton woman

Karen Weller barely noticed her union until it set up a fund to help with her medical bills

CBC Hamilton

This time last year, the union didn't mean much to Karen Weller. It was a few dollars off her pay cheque. It was the occasional newsletter or notice.

These days, she clings to that membership with all of her energy.

Weller, an east-end personal support worker, is in recovery. She's still reeling from a fatal head-on collision in New York State in February that killed one of her dearest friends and cost thousands in medical bills for her and her baby.

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Union trust fund set up for Hamilton mom and baby injured in deadly crash

CBC Hamilton

Hospital bills estimated to be in the tens of thousands

A union has established a trust fund to help pay the American medical bills of one of its Hamilton members and her baby injured in a crash that killed a Stoney Creek woman.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare set up the fund to help a personal support worker after she and her baby were struck in a fatal head-on collision in New York State last February.

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Aurora health care workers get union certification

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Some Sunrise of Aurora workers are officially unionized.

The Ontario Labour Relations Board ordered immediate certification of the Service Employees International Union, Local 1 Canada (SEIU health care) as the exclusive bargaining agent for workers employed at the senior living community in a ruling issued last month.

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Union sets up trust fund for injured Stoney Creek woman

CHML AM 900 Hamilton

A trust fund has been established to help pay for the medical bills of a Stoney Creek woman who was recently hospitalized in New York state.

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Trust fund set up for crash victims

The Hamilton Spectator

A trust fund has been established by a union to help pay for the American medical bills of one of its Hamilton members hurt in a car crash in New York State.

Karen Weller and her four-month-old son Tajaye were travelling south of Albany in February when their vehicle was hit by a driver going the wrong way. Weller’s friend Carol Dion, a passenger in the car, died of her injuries from the crash.

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Waterloo Record publishes letter to the editor from Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare calling for action on homecare.

Waterloo Record publishes letter to the editor from Sharleen Stewart, President, SEIU Healthcare calling for action on homecare.

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