Who is Working Families?
Working Families was created by members of the labour movement with the goal of making voters aware of policies that were threatening the well-being of working families across Ontario.
At that time, Mike Harris and Ernie Eves led a revolution that favoured business while placing programs and services that benefited working families at risk.
Excessive tax cuts led to a crisis in education. Strikes were keeping our kids out of school. Sick patients were left waiting endlessly for desperately medical treatment. Health and safety protection was eliminated. Infrastructure went ignored and left to crumble.
But the most devastating consequences of the cuts were tragic. Tainted water killed seven people in Walkerton. We saw diminished protection for workers, demoralizing cuts to social services and fewer teachers, nurses and doctors to deliver high-quality public services.
Cuts, chaos and lack of concern for issues important to working families.
In 2003 Working Families brought forward and encouraged debate around real issues and helped voters understand the consequences of the policies being proposed.
Our job in this election is to remind voters whats at stake for working families.
This is your opportunity to get involved in the debate with others who are just as concerned about issues facing today’s working families.
You can make a difference.
Get involved in the conversation.
Share your opinions.
Tell your friends and neighbours what you think.
Who are We?
Working Families is a not-for-profit organization that has the support of more than 250,000 members (and growing) representing a cross-section of Ontarians that aims to support, promote and advocate the interests of working families.
To advocate, educate, and create public awareness around public issues on behalf of working families.
Among our supporters you will find a broad and diverse range of interests and backgrounds ranging from teachers to nurses to auto and construction workers.
Among our sponsors are:
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local 128
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 793
- Ontario Nurses Association
- Ontario Pipe Trades Council
- Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association
- Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
- Painters District Council 46
- Service Employees International Union
- Sheet Metal Workers’ & Roofers’ Association
- Society of Energy Professionals
- United Food and Commercial Workers