May 29, 2014

CUPE BC’s Political Action Conference—Walking the Talk

RICHMOND—CUPE BC’s 2014 political action conference—Walking the Talk—kicked off last night in Richmond with a keynote address by Jeremy Bird, a key campaign official on US President Barack Obama’s two election campaigns.

Bird shared examples of how the Obama campaigns combined “old school” traditional organizing with modern technology, but stressed that no technology can replace hard work and old fashioned door-to-door campaigning.

May 17, 2013

Need for political action and involvement continues—CUPE BC

BURNABY—The results of Tuesday’s provincial election demonstrate how important political action is, and how important for CUPE members to get involved in the political process, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock and Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro said today.

April 18, 2013

Provincial Election Update #1

This is the first in a series of updates for members that we’ll be sending during the provincial election campaign, which got underway earlier this week.

Yesterday, NDP Leader Adrian Dix announced his party’s plan for post-secondary education and skills training if he wins the election on May 14.

The NDP plan would see $100 million invested each year in a needs-based, non-repayable grant program for post-secondary education students, and $40 million added to the skills training and apprenticeship program.

February 1, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday Kicks-Off Campaign for a Better BC – 100 Day March to Election Day End Zone


BRITISH COLUMBIA - While February 3rd reads Super Bowl Sunday on the calendars of NFL fans, it also marks 100 days until Election Day in BC.

May 19, 2011

CUPE BC puts politics into action for activists

BURNABY — CUPE BC's Political Action Committee is holding a three-day conference for CUPE members in Burnaby as BC gears up for local elections across the province in November, as well as a possible provincial election as early as this summer.

The theme of the conference—Putting Politics Into Action—will feature workshops on a wide variety of topics, including the increasing use of social media like Twitter and Facebook in elections, post-election relationships with elected officials and developing campaign skills at the local level.

The conference will take place Jun 14-16