Political Action Committee

Political Action Committee members act as a liaison between the NWDLC and their community by attending meetings and presenting on behalf of labour to Councils or School Boards and by reporting back to the NWDLC on local issues. Our goal is to ensure elected representatives at all levels of government in Canada respond to the needs of people and families. The Committee is responsible for coordinating the Labour Council’s Municipal/School Board Political Action Program including candidate outreach and endorsement. Members of the Committee are eligible for appointment by their Union to the Municipal/School Board Candidate Interview Committee. The Committee coordinates Labour Council activities such as MP or MLA lobbies in consultation with the CLC or BCFL.

In BC Local Government Elections are held on the 3rd Saturday in October, every 4 years. In 2018 they fall on Saturday, October 20th and the Political Action Committee is preparing for a busy election period!

Co-Chairs: Janet Andrews and Stephen Gale (Acting Co-Chair Pat Dyer)

Community & Social Action Committee

The Community and Social Action Committee responds to and/or initiates actions to address issues of people’s access to appropriate housing, social security, public education and adequate and appropriate income. The Committee creates a collaborative and participatory model with affiliates to undertake local and regional actions or activities. The Committee holds Community Forum events in conjunction with the Union Protein Project to connect food bank clients with information and solutions on a variety of issues in local communities.

The last 2017 NWDLC Union Protein Project (formerly Protein for People) community forum was held on a very rainy Saturday, October 21st at Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Avenue in Burnaby from 11 – 2 pm. featuring live music, Mr. Bubbles, children’s crafts, face-painting and a bbq. A great time was had by all!

2018 Union Protein Project Community Forums.

Specific dates and details TBA

April 21, 2018 – Lena Shaw Elementary, 14250 100a Ave, Surrey, BC

September 15, 2018 – Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Ave, Burnaby, BC

Co-Chairs: Darrell Causey and Yudon Garie

Committee Meetings are called at the request of the Co-Chairs, and are held in the USW training room, #106-3920 Norland Avenue, Burnaby.