Media advisory - CEP President to Oppose Keystone XL in New York City

Media advisory - CEP President to Oppose Keystone XL in New York City 
OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The National President of the Communications, 
Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) Dave Coles will be in New York 
City to oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and call on US President 
Barack Obama to reject the project. President Coles will be part of a panel 
discussion on the role of trade unions in confronting the climate crisis 
organized by the Worker Institute at Cornell and the Joseph S. Murphy 
Institute at CUNY. 
"As Canada's largest energy union, CEP has always believed strongly that the 
climate crisis must be addressed in the most pressing terms," said Coles. "It 
is why we oppose export pipelines such as Keystone XL that sell off our oil 
resources and kill jobs in the process." 
CEP believes that it is necessary to transition away from fossil energies by 
reducing emissions and investing in green energies while ensuring a just 
transition for energy workers and their communities. President Dave Coles will 
represent Canada's energy workers and share this vision during the event in 
New York. 
What: Labor Breakfast titled "Confronting the Climate Crisis: Can Labor Help 
Shape an Effective Strategy" 
Who: 


    --  Dave Coles, President, Communications, Energy and Paperworkers
        Union, Canada
    --  Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director, New York Taxi Workers
        Alliance
    --  Hector Figueroa, President, Local 32BJ, Service Employees
        International Union
    --  Dr. James Hansen, Director of NASA's Goddard Institute for
        Space Studies

Where: City University of New York (CUNY), New York

When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 8:30am to 10:15am

Dave Coles will be available for comment before or after the speaking event. 
Full event details available here.

The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is the largest 
union in several key sectors of Canada's economy, including forestry, energy, 
telecommunications and media. CEP represents some 35,000 members employed in 
oil and gas extraction, transportation, refining, and conversion in the 
petrochemical and plastics sectors, and 120,000 members in total.

or to arrange an interview:

Dave Coles,dcoles@cep.ca, cell: (613) 299-5628 Yves 
Engler,yengler@cep.ca, cell: (613) 402-2253

SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA

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CO: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
ST: Ontario
NI: LABOR MED 

-0- Jan/16/2013 13:00 GMT


 
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