Windsor | Traditional territories of Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, the Ojibwe, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi Peoples. On November 22nd, Unifor and Environmental Defence will be hosting “Windsor Speaks: Our Transition to Electric Vehicles”, an in-person community town hall. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the future of sustainable jobs, exchange ideas about Windsor’s place in the clean economy, and send a clear message to those in charge about what needs to be done. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Local 200/444 Hall in Windsor.
As Canada’s industry and economy change to create a sustainable future, we want to hear directly from affected workers/communities about their hopes and visions; needs and concerns, regarding this transition.
Attendees will consist of workers from across the automotive industry, local industry and community stakeholders, local chamber of commerce and Development Commissions, University of Windsor students and policy experts from Environmental Defence Canada.
WHAT: Windsor Speaks – Our Transition to Electric Vehicles
WHEN: Wednesday, November 22nd – 6:30pm-8:30pm
WHERE: Local 200/444 Hall – 1855 Turner Rd, Windsor, ON
WHO: Unifor and Environmental Defence Canada
Media interviews with spokespeople are available upon request.
ABOUT UNIFOR (unifor.org) Unifor is Canada’s largest private sector union, with more than 315,000 members working in every major sector of the Canadian economy. Unifor is Canada’s predominant autoworkers union, with nearly 22,000 members working in auto assembly and powertrain operations with another 17,000 members working in the auto parts sector.
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE (environmentaldefence.ca): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian environmental advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.
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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:
Ken Bondy, Unifor Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex Ross, Environmental Defence, email@example.com