Steelworkers Help Make 2021 Federal NDP Convention a Success

Steelworkers helped make history at the recent 2021 Federal NDP Convention, held online on April 9-11.

USW delegates were part of the team endorsing and supporting Steelworker Dhananjai (DJ) Kohli for President of the New Democratic Party. DJ’s team was successful and DJ is the first racialized person to hold the role of Party President. Congratulations, DJ!

Steelworkers helped pass important policy including many worker-focused resolutions such as:

  • a $20 federal minimum wage
  • ensuring the wealthy pay their share
  • permanent paid sick days
  • improving long-term care
  • clean water for Indigenous communities
  • a green recovery
  • combatting racism
  • action to end gender-based violence
  • an emergency resolution to stop Asian hate.

Delegates affirmed Jagmeet Singh’s leadership with a resounding 87% vote, a strong endorsement ahead of a possible snap election this year.

Thanks to all the Steelworkers who took time to attend the NDP Convention and helped to make it a success for the only party that is getting results for working people.

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