U.S. President Donald Trump’s reckless trade war on Canadian forestry is not a theoretical exercise: it will cost thousands of Canadian jobs in 2018 if we don’t stop him.
Will you sign a letter calling on the federal government to take immediate action to stop these unfair duties and support the communities affected by Donald Trump's bully tactics?
Here’s what workers at pulp & paper mills impacted by Trump’s tariffs have to say:
Brett Vizzuti, Instrument Mechanic
“These Tariffs are not only going to shut down these mills but they are also going to shut down these communities.”
LeeAnn Tucker, Wrap Line Operator
“It would be really sad to have to move away to try to find work. It would be really sad for the mill to have to shut down because it would impact the whole city.”
Eldon Haggarty, Paper Machine Operator
“There’s 1500 jobs on the line with a stroke of a pen from the United States Government.”
Donna VandeVelde, Mill Security
“The mill will close. If somebody doesn’t do something, not in August, not in September, if somebody doesn’t start speaking up now, we’re done.
Lindy Vincent, President, Unifor Local 60N
“If that mill goes, there’s no forestry industry left in Newfoundland.”
Mike Rumley, Mill Lab Technician
“Donald Trump is acting like a bully and the only way to deal with a bully is to stand up and push back, and our government needs to stand up and push back.”
Shannon Park, Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
“My job would be over and I’d have to go somewhere else. I’d have to pack up and move and hope for the best.”
Gary Jackson, Paper Machine Operator
“This is our town. This is our mill. Just leave us alone and quit the bullying.”