Unions Bailing Out On BC NDP.


petros
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Iron Workers and Steel Workers finally gave up on flogging a dead horse.

VICTORIA — B.C.’s Ironworkers threw their support behind Premier Christy Clark on Wednesday, attacking their old allies in the NDP for failing to support their jobs and criticizing the B.C. Federation of Labour for its new anti-Liberal ad campaign.

The 1,800-strong Ironworkers union endorsed Clark’s B.C. Liberals for the coming election, saying they feel abandoned by New Democrats who oppose the Site C dam, George Massey bridge and the liquified natural gas industry, which will generate thousands of jobs.


“How do I go to my members and say I need you to support the NDP when they are against everything the Ironworkers stand for?” said Doug Parton, business manager of Ironworkers Local 97, who took part in a press conference with the premier at a construction site in downtown Victoria.


Ironworkers endorse B.C. Liberals, attack NDP for lack of jobs plan | Vancouver Sun (external - login to view)
 
Johnnny
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The steelworkers union in Ontario is going the same route.

With the unreasonable increase in electricity, mining companies are forced to remove a lot of things like smelting, anode casting etc from their operations.

The government is really ****ing my community and everyone is calling us alt right when we vent our frustration about it....

Go figure..
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#3
Booo!

Unions should stay the hell out of politics. The whole notion is corrupt ... unless you are one of the union members who stands to gain from the kick-back largesse of the political party that you've just put into power and then it's "democratic".
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Booo!

Unions should stay the hell out of politics. The whole notion is corrupt ... unless you are one of the union members who stands to gain from the kick-back largesse of the political party that you've just put into power and then it's "democratic".

I agree with you 99% while on the other hand i dont for the remainder because in my community unions are the only ones that keep consistent good paying jobs in my community at least
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Iron Workers and Steel Workers finally gave up on flogging a dead horse.

Ever consider doing that yourself?

Nah, didn't think so.
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

I agree with you 99% while on the other hand i dont for the remainder because in my community unions are the only ones that keep consistent good paying jobs in my community at least

Fine. No problem. Just keep them out of the political process by which they give themselves money and employment. The rest of us should decide what public servants are worth, not the public servants.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Ever consider doing that yourself?

Nah, didn't think so.

I don't vote NDP.

Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

Fine. No problem. Just keep them out of the political process by which they give themselves money and employment. The rest of us should decide what public servants are worth, not the public servants.

Look at Unifor and how much control they have in Ontario.
Last edited by petros; 4 days ago at 07:49 PM..
 
Curious Cdn
Conservative
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

I don't vote NDP.



Look at Unifor and how much control in Ontario.

Oh, I know. The Mafia's got nothing on them.
 
taxslave
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The NDP hasn't represented workers in BC for at least 20 years, probably longer. All they are interested in is being the mouthpiece of government unions.
 
Johnnny
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

The NDP hasn't represented workers in BC for at least 20 years, probably longer. All they are interested in is being the mouthpiece of government unions.

The local steelworker union supported the NDP back in the day, you know NDP this, NDP that etc...

The unions beliebed their own shit and the people went NDP crazy. What happened next?

The NDP basically ignored the local unions, Glen Thibault who got elected as an NDP because of all the fuzz defected to the liberals etc...
 

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