Boilermakers from various British Columbia lodges meet with the provincial leader of the NDP March 12. Left to right, Randy Morehouse, President, L-D277; Kevin Forsyth, BM-ST, District Lodge D11; John Horgan, Leader of the NDP, BC; Mike Middleton, President, L-D400; Mike Brereton, President, L-D486; Richard MacIntosh, International Rep; and Gordon White, BM-ST, L-191.
BOILERMAKER LEADERS FROM five local lodges in British Columbia met with John Horgan, the new Leader of the New Democratic Party in the BC province, March 12, near Vancouver. They were joined by International Rep Richard MacIntosh. The meeting gave members an opportunity to discuss issues that affect Boilermakers and the industries in which they work. Among the topics were jobs, developments in the cement industry, the offshore construction of ferry boats, the carbon tax on industry, and a planned hydroelectric project.
“This was a great opportunity for the Boilermakers to explain to a leader like John Horgan what the members of this union and our employers do,” said Local D277’s Morehouse.
District Lodge D11’s Forsyth agreed: “It is important we tell the Boilermaker story to governments and political parties, because their policies touch the members and their families. We need to make sure these people understand that when they are making their decisions.”