United Steelworkers Endorses Horgan for BC NDP Leadership

BURNABY, BC, April 12 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers District 3 is endorsing John Horgan, MLA for Juan de Fuca, as its choice for leader of the BC New Democrats who will best represent the interests of USW members, their families and the communities where they work and live.

"In consultations with the USW leadership in BC, John Horgan came out on top as the number one choice of our local unions," said Steve Hunt, director for the union in western Canada.

"John has a long history with the party, he has been a good MLA and Opposition critic, and he has really impressed a lot of people during this leadership race," Hunt said. "I'm confident that our union is backing a candidate who can not only win the BC NDP leadership, but who can also take our party into government in this province."

"I can say, however, that the USW leadership in BC is quite confident that both Adrian Dix and Mike Farnworth are also capable of leading the BC NDP into government," added Hunt. "We have worked closely with both Adrian and Mike over the years and we know they are committed to our party, to the labour movement and, importantly, to working on behalf of workers and our families in Victoria."

The United Steelworkers is British Columbia's largest industrial union, representing members in mining, forestry, manufacturing, service and other industries.

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information:

Steve Hunt (604) 683-1117 or (604) 816-2554


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