TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ -
WHAT: News conference to launch a North American 'Stop Toxic
Imports' campaign, which includes the free distribution of tens
of thousands of lead screening kits
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Sheraton Centre in Toronto
123 Queen Street West
Wentworth Room - 2nd floor
WHO: Olivia Chow, Member of Parliament (NDP Trinity Spadina) and
USW President Leo W. Gerard;
USW Canadian National Director Ken Neumann;
Marilyn Furer, grandmother who found lead in Chinese-made
Backed up by 1,000 working women from all over North America
and seven other nations attending an International Women's
WHY: To protect children and promote public awareness about
unregulated globalization and the gutting of federal regulatory
VISUALS: A table full of toxic and recalled toys. A lead screening
demonstration will be part of the event.
The project will mobilize union activists to mount a series of events
across the US and Canada to stop dangerous imported products from entering the
domestic markets and homes.
A calendar of targeted campaign events will be announced, including USW
Safe Home Sessions across North America and the free distribution of tens of
thousands of lead screening kits.
The USW is North America's largest and most diverse union representing
850,000 women and men working in every sector of the Canadian and US
For more information on the USW, visit the website www.usw.org, in Canada
For further information:
For further information: Pat Van Horne, USW, (416) 347-0217, firstname.lastname@example.org