TORONTO, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The United Steelworkers is joining
hundreds of organizations across Canada as a single voice for Canada's
environment, for human rights and democracy.
"The federal government's omnibus budget bill will make sweeping changes
without enough public input or debate. Steelworkers will not stand for
the weakening of environmental protections included in Bill C-38. And
we won't stand for the silencing of activists and organizations that
fight to protect our environment," said Ken Neumann, USW National
The USW is supporting the Black Out Speak Out campaign. On June 4, the
USW's website www.usw.ca asks visitors to click through to www.blackoutspeakout.ca and take action.
"The USW is speaking out for nature and democracy. Silence is not an
option," said Neumann.
The federal budget legislation puts land, water and climate at risk by
making enormous changes to Canada's environmental laws. It also
contains sweeping new powers to limit debate and silence legitimate
voices, including those of land owners, First Nations, charities and
The USW is supporting Black Out Speak Out to defend two core Canadian
values: nature and democracy.
The USW is an advocate for working people and the environment through
Blue Green Canada, a strategic alliance with Environmental Defence. The
USW is working to create safe and healthy workplaces. Environmental
Defence is working to protect the environment and human health. Blue
Green Canada combines these efforts to fight for green jobs.
SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)
For further information:
Ken Neumann, United Steelworkers National Director, 416-544-5951
Bob Gallagher, United Steelworkers firstname.lastname@example.org 416-434-2221