EDMONTON, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Rank-and-file Unifor activists will begin a campaign to mobilize fellow members to vote on election day and get involved in local campaigns that reflect their values.
"This election presents a clear choice for Albertans. Rachel Notley is leading Alberta's transition towards a diversified economy," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "She's strengthening hospitals and schools. In short, she has a vision to build the province."
Dozens of Unifor members met earlier this spring to hone their election campaigning skills and review a plan for member-to-member outreach. From Suncor in the Oilsands to the Edmonton Catholic school board, Unifor has a diverse membership in Alberta.
With the global price collapse of oil, Alberta needs a leader with a plan and Notley has proven she understands an evolving energy sector and the need for diversification," said Joie Warnock, Western Regional Director.
Warnock and Dias say they are concerned about what they have heard from United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney in the last year.
"It's become obvious that Albertans can't trust Jason Kenney to build the province's future," said Dias. "From turning back the clock on workers' rights to reversing progress with a transitioning economy, Jason Kenney has nothing to offer," said Dias.
Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
For further information: Unifor Director of Communications Natalie Clancy: Natalie.Clancy@unifor.org or (416) 707-5794.