Media Advisory - Steelworkers Launch Stop Toxic Imports Campaign: North American Effort Aims to 'Get the Lead Out'

    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
              children's advocate;
              USW President Leo W. Gerard;
              USW Canadian National Director Ken Neumann;
              Marilyn Furer, grandmother who found lead in Chinese-made
              baby bibs
              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, in Canada

For further information:

For further information: Pat Van Horne, USW, (416) 347-0217,

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