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  • Solidarity for sale

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:46 pm by creekside :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 964
    Why would an employer pay half of a salary for no exchange of duties in exchange (in a small local) when there is NO shortage of work for that person? I understand fully keeping someone on the 'books ...

  • Solidarity for sale.....

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:41 am by creekside :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 1165
    The following scenario is legal and accepted between some/most? unions and employers.

    I have been informed that our union president is given a full paid leave of absence to be a union president. Ou ...

  • More about CUPE

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:50 pm by creekside :: Replies: 2 :: Views: 1290
    Since I have begun to post on this site I have been asking female members of my union for their stories. I have told them that they may remain anonymous. I have received two with one on the way.

    ...

  • What do you do.....

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:14 am by creekside :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 2522
    I do like this - it seems to go along with being involved in an advocacy group - I will read your links, Third Element, and I thank you for your input....there isn't anything about doing the right thi ...

  • Workplace Democracy: The Time is Right

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:15 pm by creekside :: Replies: 39 :: Views: 638122
    Actually no elaboration is necessary - I agree with your comments - now it's time to walk the talk but in a very determined and positive way.

    They can only bully you if you let them...........

  • Markus

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:15 am by creekside :: Replies: 39 :: Views: 638122
    Markus

    Laughing Every so often, we need to take a deep breath and go to our happy place.

  • So, what do you do?

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:07 am by creekside :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 2522
    So now we know that you can't rely on an incompetent employer or union. The blatant reality is that until you need union representation, you don't know what you are going to get. Nice, considering t ...

  • More sad stories from CUPE

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:56 am by creekside :: Replies: 30 :: Views: 16091
    Last year a custodian was brought into the office of her principal for a meeting. Her shop steward was present. The conversation (instigated by the principal) focused on the fact that she is overwei ...

  • prototype

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:28 am by creekside :: Replies: 30 :: Views: 16091
    In answer to all of your questions - think red-neck; think male dominated; think subservient. That about answers your questions.....female dominated but run by a good ol' boys club....need I say more ...

  • What about forming an advocacy group?

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:21 am by creekside :: Replies: 30 :: Views: 16091
    I agree with all of your comments its been going on for too long; its all talk and very little action for a lot of reasons it cost me close to $2,000.00 for legal information that I could easily ...

  • I have thought about that.......

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:11 am by creekside :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 1780
    The answer is yes. It has crossed my mind - tell me more. Sounds really good.

  • I won't be running for president any time soon.

    Forum: Your Union
    Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:18 am by creekside :: Replies: 4 :: Views: 1780
    I guess when I speak of dismantling my dysfunctional union I am by no means implying that I have the knowledge, the expertise or the qualifications to run against the current president. I will acknow ...

  • Actually you're right

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:07 pm by creekside :: Replies: 39 :: Views: 638122
    My question was not likely in the "workplace democracy" category but I am new to Uncharted and am feeling my way around - thanks for responding.

  • Please explain.

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:16 pm by creekside :: Replies: 39 :: Views: 638122
    It appears from docuimentation that I have, our Union President is getting paid by the employer.

    I will check this out on Monday.

    What do you mean by 'is this about reform or getting our money's ...

  • Question for you.

    Forum: News & Views
    Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:14 pm by creekside :: Replies: 39 :: Views: 638122
    Who actually pays the wages for a union president? When executive members take time out of their 'jobs' (and they do a lot which makes me wonder who they expect to be filling their positions when the ...

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