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
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Steve Hunt (604) 683-1117 or (604) 816-2554