Will Sid Ryan and his merry band of sh*t disturbers do the honourable thing and help Toronto taxpayers with the cost of the Occupy cleanup?
As Joe Warmington wrote yesterday, unions have been very supportive of the Occupy movement:
“We support the Occupy protestors as they expose growing economic inequality and corporate corruption. We will add our strength to this peoples’ movement for as long as it takes,” wrote Ontario Public Service Employees Union President Warren (Smokey) Thomas on its web site last month. “We have joined forces with six other unions including ONA, SEIU, CEP, Steelworkers District 6, ETFO and SEP to assist the activists who stand for all of us as they continue to maintain the Occupy sites. The unified strength of these unions has allowed us to make substantial donations. These include portable toilets, generators, and most recently three traditional Mongolian tents called yurts. Plans are also underway to provide a portable kitchen. OPSEU will continue to support this courageous movement as it shapes the changes that lie ahead. We are there for the Occupy activists for as long as it takes.”
There were also members from the CAW involved in this protest and from CUPE too. What do you think of the fact that the well paid union workers sanctioned fronting this occupy movement?
Well I wouldn’t blame the union workers so much as their well-paid union bosses and goons.
Yesterday Sid Ryan led a march in support of the Occupiers even as the police were attempting to clear out the structures in a non-violent, methodical manner.
From a PR point of view the unions would be wise to assume responsiblity for at least some of the cleanup bill. They’re going to need the public’s support as they enact their retaliation plans against inevitable austerity measures at all levels of government.
And Jacqui Delaney deserves an apology.
[Thanks to SDAMatt2]
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Oh those CAW Bigwigs love Dalton. (Port Elgin Community is fighting back against CAW Wind Turbine) My Thoughts on Things – Shoreline Beacon:
CAW’s democratic structure prides itself on ensuring “that workers have an equal and valued voice when it comes to decision making.” Meanwhile they spit in the face of residents by crossing the picket line’ drawn by local decision-makers and citizen protesters, by having the province overrule their decisions at the Ontario Municipal Board. The province said we can do it, so we’re going to do it. Top-down mentality is all I see.
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