Today The Province newspaper incorrectly reported that the United Steelworkers (USW) endorsed the BC Liberals. While we trust this was an honest error, and will avoid any shouting of fake news, it’s important to set the record straight.
In the interest of the health and safety of our members, we could never endorse the Christy Clark government. From botched WCB investigations to lax enforcement and cuts to WCB pensions, this government does not deserve our support.
Steelworkers know the health and safety of miners will never be fully protected when the same ministry that is supposed to protect them is focused on promoting the industry and not regulating it.
Meanwhile Clark ignored the tens of thousands of jobs lost in our forest sector while raw log exports continue unabated and too few trees have been replanted.
USW members are tired of the wealth generated in their region going into provincial coffers while local schools have been closed and communities face doctor shortages.
Steelworkers are tired of tax breaks for their employers while their BC Hydro and ICBC bills keep going up.
Steelworkers know their employers and other corporations donate heavily to the Christy Clark government. We’re tired of a government that’s always there for the wealthy and big corporations. We don’t trust Christy Clark and her phony hard hat photo-ops.
We want a government that’s on the side of working people for a change. That’s why, on behalf of over 30,000 USW members in BC we’re proud to endorse John Horgan and the BC NDP.