Message from Jerry Dias, President Unifor
As you may have heard, U.S. President Donald Trump is introducing chaos into trade relations with Canada. His latest attack on Canadian workers put five pulp & paper mills in jeopardy of closure.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce levied a new round of “anti-dumping” duties on products produce by Kruger Inc. in Corner Brook, N.L. and Catalyst Paper in Powell River, Port Alberni, and Crofton B.C. In all, 1,500 jobs could vanish by the end of the year.
These tariffs have one goal in mind: weaken Canadian paper manufactures for the benefit of U.S. producers—some of whom are close personal friends of the president.
Unifor has responded with a high profile campaign to fight back against Trump the bully. I’m asking you take two important steps to help:
- Write to the federal Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr to tell him that Canada has to hit back hard to protect our jobs.
- Share this video with your friends and family.
Thank you for taking the time to show solidarity with Unifor members.