July 17, 2023 – UFCW local 832 supports the protesters at Brady landfill, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and throughout the province who are advocating to have a landfill searched for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran. These Indigenous women were senselessly murdered and their remains are believed to be in the Prairie Green landfill.
“The friends and families of Morgan Harris, Marcedes Myran and all other MMIWG2S deserve closure,” says Jeff Traeger, UFCW 832 president. “It’s an absolute disgrace that our provincial government isn’t even willing to try and find an alternate way to search the landfill.”
The union believes human dignity should be first and foremost in the decision to search Prairie Green landfill. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs released a feasibility study in May outlining concerns about safety, timelines and budget for the search but also provided a framework for conducting a search that addressed these concerns.
UFCW 832 adds its voice to those calling on Premier Stefanson and her PC team to change course and support the search, which would bring respect and dignity to the families of all MMIWG2S who have waited so long for support and action amidst this ongoing tragedy. UFCW Local 832 is a union that represents over 19,000 Manitoban workers in food production, food distribution, warehousing, hospitality, security, personal care, assisted living, cannabis and grocery retail.