Ontario provincial Election Day – June 7 – is approaching quickly. All union members should engage in this election and especially cast our ballots. The provincial government can profoundly affect the lives of workers.
CUPW is over 21,000 members strong in Ontario. We can be a big factor in electing a progressive government that supports better lives for working people and for Ontarians who are disadvantaged or vulnerable.
Some politicians are using populist slogans about standing up for the people, putting taxpayers first, and finding efficiencies. But sometimes these slogans are hollow and calculated. Candidates who really represent the interests of the wealthy and powerful often like to dress up their policies as worker-friendly. Do a little research and see: does it add up? Always question what is presented as fact and do a little inquiring of your own, because your vote makes a difference.
When casting your vote, be informed: which candidate represents the values of working people and supports better working conditions?
Which candidate will raise the minimum wage, fight for health care, protect worker’s rights, and defend against job cuts and public service cuts?
Voting for a government that represents workers takes just a little of your time but is a big step towards advancing all working people, including postal workers and our future!