When candidates show up at your door ...
This is the time to recommit ourselves to working people – levelling the playing field so everyone has a shot at earning a fair wage, going to work, making it home safely at the end of every shift, providing a decent living for their families and, realizing the promise of a secure retirement on the horizon.
When candidates show up at your door, I encourage you to share your story, educate politicians on your trade and pride yourselves for the training and hard work it took for you to get there. Let them know that the skilled trades build our country and that prioritizing the skilled trades is absolutely essential!
Remind candidates that every union job creates seven spinoff jobs in the community and that building trades workers in Canada contribute over $30 million annually to new schools and books; pupil breakfast and lunch programs; music programs; well-equipped operating rooms; external defibrillators (AED) in classrooms; medical research and providing hospice.
We demonstrate we count by electing candidates who will support the things that matter to us! Our united voice has the power – don’t waste it – vote!
Canada’s Building Trades Unions,