“Business unionism means that your union looks after business through bargaining and workplace representation, and anyone who wants to save the world or turn it into a socialist paradise can do so on their own time at their own expense.”
The following is the published text of a letter I wrote to the Toronto Sun on Oct. 26th which appeared today with minimal changes:
Re ‘Teachers paid to canvass for union-backed candidates’ (Christina Blizzard, Oct. 25): The only way to stop these ongoing abuses of members’ dues money is for union members to set up an organized opposition to run candidates in union elections and seize power from their current “social unionism” abusers. “Business unionism” means that your union looks after business through bargaining and workplace representation, and anyone who wants to save the world or turn it into a socialist paradise can do so on their own time at their own expense. Unions and their dues revenues have been the target of exploitive activists for decades, and nothing short of a determined opposition, willing to organize and run candidates, has any hope of unseating them.
(If union members don’t like their dues being used for political purposes it’s up to them to take back control of their unions from their executives who do)”
Anyone reading this who wishes to contact me can do so through the information to be found in my “Contact” category. I have had several persons approach me over the years, but nothing constructive has come of it so far.
I am not willing to do the job for you, but I will do whatever it takes to provide assistance to anybody who will actually follow my advice and get started on the road to rescuing the Canadian labour movement from the clutches of what I consider to be predatory leftist activists and agitators.
Such an endeavour is best suited to the unmarried, or to husband-and-wife teams, with support from organizations of interested union members who are willing to provide whatever assistance they can.
My post “Advice on how to object to political use of union dues” should be helpful to anyone interested, and can be seen below.
Tim Hudak is no longer with us politically, but as the Ontario PC’s are in the process of selecting a new leader, approaching the various candidates may well produce positive results.
Front-runner Christine Elliott should definitely be contacted. And, if you have an up-and-running organization, it will be far easier to obtain constructive interest from politicians and the press in future.
You can read “Advice on how to object to political use of union dues” here.
Also, “Some thoughts on writing letters to the editor” here.
See my letter referred to above here.
See Christina Blizzard’s article referred to above here.