Local 1999 is a Threat to Alberta Workers

The National Construction Council (NCC), Local 1999 says that they’re a “game changer” for the future of construction. “Game fixer” is more like it.

Contracts signed by Local 1999 result in sub-standard agreements that, in the long-term will cause irreparable damage to our unions. We cannot accept being paid less nor can we permit theharm this causes to our pension and benefits plans, our members, and their families.

For generations, the Building Trades unions have improved the lives of working people in Alberta and across the country.

Through negotiated collective agreements with strong wages, pension security, and health benefits, Building Trades members have helped to build the country we love, with a strong middle-class, and hope for a better future. Local 1999 puts that at risk with wall-to-wall agreements.

By pitting workers against each other in a race to the bottom, Local 1999 attacks the very principles that are the source of working people’s strength. And when working people lose, Alberta loses. That’s because the highly specialized and skilled workforce that’s been developed by the Building Trades with contractors and owners benefits everyone.

Working people are paid a fair wage. Contractors get the job done right. And all Canadians benefit from high quality infrastructure that supports a growing economy and a strong society.

Rest assured, the Building Trades unions won’t stand by and let the gains we’ve made, and the country, we’ve helped build be taken backwards by the likes of Local 1999. You can count on the Building Trades to stand up for workers in a strong Canada where everyone benefits from our economy.

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