The Manitoba provincial election is being held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023. Making sure that the issues that matter to working people are front and centre in government decisions is critical for our members and the growth of our union in the province. That means Steelworkers must play an important role in supporting progressive labour-friendly candidates and policies that support our members.
In support of our political action and education programs in District 3, we have scheduled the following Steelworkers Vote school:
Wed., Sept. 6 – Sat., Sept. 9, 2023 – Winnipeg
(Union Centre, 275 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M6)
Training will focus on building support in your workplace and community for Steelworker campaigns, identifying ways Steelworkers can get involved and take political action to elect more progressive candidates, and learning the skills required to lead effective member-to-member, political or issue-based campaigns. Participants will learn how to organize and motivate volunteers and supporters, utilize digital tools, and more. You will receive advice from experienced campaigners that will combine theory in addition to idea sharing and hands-on practice. Sessions will be full days, including evening and weekend work and volunteering.
It is important we have the commitment from participants from local unions. Local unions will be reimbursed by the USW International office for participant lost time, per diems, travel, mileage and accommodations. For members travelling from out of town, we are working to secure a group hotel rate near the Union Centre.
Members should discuss their participation with their local union president before applying. Please note that all members will be interviewed by District 3 before being accepted into the course.
Our Steelworkers Vote schools are a great opportunity to learn about politics, learn new campaign skills, build a network of engaged Steelworkers and volunteer in local campaigns. Elections matter and Steelworker involvement can make a difference.