“Union disclosure” bill provides great opportunity

“…a tool now exists which will permit union members to determine exactly how much of their compulsory dues payment is spent on partisan political activities. This means that in future, it will be possible for concerned members to demonstrate precisely why an organized opposition must be formed.” – Toronto Sun letters, July 19th.

The text of the letter is self-explanatory.

We now have a tool available to clearly demonstrate why members should force a shift from “social unionism” to “business unionism”. I really hope that union members will take this opportunity to clip the wings of the Marxists, “progressives”, socialists and others who use our compulsory dues to influence and distort the democratic process.

I can be reached by email, (see my “Contact” category), and will do everything I can to assist anybody who wants to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities provided by the new legislation.

Jeff Goodall.

“UNION DUES

Re “Union disclosure bill to bring answers” (Lorne Gunter, July 5): I am delighted that a tool now exists which will permit union members to determine exactly how much of their compulsory dues payment is spent on partisan political activities. This means that in future, it will be possible for concerned members to demonstrate precisely why an organized opposition must be formed. This to run slates of candidates to oppose and defeat the activists who take control of unions in order to use their dues-revenue as a slush-fund for partisan political activities. The socialists, progressives and outright Marxists in the ranks of labour must have their power to influence the outcome of elections, both provincially and federally, taken away from them. It is important to remember that while private individuals and businesses spend their own money voluntarily on those political parties and issues which are important to them, unions spend money which is paid to them by workers who have absolutely no choice in the matter, without any regard whatsoever for their wishes. Hopefully, the upcoming federal election will be their last kick at the cat before the curtain comes down.

Jeff Goodall

Oshawa

(We’ll all know on Oct. 19)”

See letter here.

See the text of the legislation here.

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