Airline Unions Draw Incumbents and Candidates to PAC Meeting

Toronto, ON – Members of IAM District Lodges 78 and 140 and CUPE Airline Division Political Action Committees held a meet and greet with NDP Incumbent MP’s and MPP’s and candidates for the upcoming federal election, last night at the IAM District Lodge 78 offices.

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“Our ultimate goal is to give Harper the boot in the upcoming election and put in place a government that works for all Canadians,” said Peggy Nash MP for Parkdale – High Park. Nash, an advocate of worker’s rights and mindful of the struggles of airline workers is pushing for an increase to the minimum wage. Michelle Bilek, a candidate in the riding of Mississauga-Streetsville is pushing for more federal funding for affordable housing. “The homeless problem in Peel Region is just as disturbing as it is for Toronto,” she told those in attendance. “Homelessness may get the headlines and the media coverage in Toronto but it’s an issue facing every municipality in this country and ignoring the problem while catering to corporations won’t resolve it. The only way to bring about change is to give the Harper government the boot on Election Day.”

The meeting allowed airline workers from both unions to express to the incumbents and delegates alike, the issues of political action and the upcoming election.PAC Meeting -2 IMG_2248PAC Meeting -4 IMG_2226


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