March 11, 2016

Conflict of interest: Notley’s NDP hires “former” union negotiator -- to bargain with unions?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Would you hire a wolf to guard your sheep? Well, Rachel Notley just did. 

The NDP have hired a former Alberta Union of Public Employees staff negotiator to negotiate on behalf of the Government with the Alberta Union of Public Employees.

Have these people never heard of a conflict of interest before?

Kevin Davediuk was a staff negotiator for the AUPE, a union of mostly government employees whose contracts are up for negotiation soon. As of yesterday, he was still listed as a staff negotiator at AUPE. He’s made a career out of getting what he can out of the government on behalf of our bloated public sector.

As an Albertan, do you feel like you're going to have someone who will bargain hard with the unions to defend your pocket book? I don’t. This union/government overlap isn't new with Rachel Notley’s NDP government. It’s a feature and not a bug. Mark Wells was a communications strategist with the AUPE. He now has a 6 figure job heading up the communications arm of the Alberta government called the Public Affairs Bureau. The NDP named their first budget “The Alberta Way”. That’s a slogan and trademark used by the AUPE.

After 3 more years, we won’t know where the union ends and the Government begins.

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commented 2016-03-11 19:38:59 -0500
I am getting really sick of this woman and her party.
commented 2016-03-11 17:56:17 -0500
Wynnie would be in jail already if she hadn’t bought and paid for the OPP.
commented 2016-03-11 17:38:22 -0500
It’s been so long since the NDP have had any power, now I know why!! Her and the Liberal parasite Wynne should be fired and replaced.
commented 2016-03-11 16:56:25 -0500
This is a conflict of interest, and being a labour lawyer Rachel knows this. We the public should file a complaint against her with the Law Society of AB. Let’s do what they’ve been doing to Ezra. Let’s file a complaint against her for corruption.
commented 2016-03-11 16:27:25 -0500
In the UK and Australia the NDP is called the Labour Party….and there is no conflict of interest when the person involved is enforcing the policy of the elected party….end of story.
commented 2016-03-11 16:20:16 -0500
So, in that photo of old Raiche, is she doing fake political laugh number 4 or number 9? I get so confused. Same as turdo la doo and his phony “mom-is-there-shit-in-my-teeth” smiles. There’s just so many different versions.
commented 2016-03-11 15:44:50 -0500
We need to get rid of this bitch and her band of thieves,NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES.
commented 2016-03-11 15:27:50 -0500
the ndp are the new standard for consistency across the entire country..they dont do anything properly
commented 2016-03-11 15:15:35 -0500
March 11, 2016
Dear Diary;
Last night I had dinner with my BFF, B.O. Say what you want about him, but the man knows his grub, not to mention what a great evening he put on for us.
I’m really pleased with myself that I asked Gerald to decide not to bring MaryAnn along. I mean, this was a pretty classy spread that B.O. put on for us, and if there’s one thing I hate it’s watching any of the dirt people chewing their food with their mouths wide open. I’ll try to remember to ask Gerald to stop hiring cabinet members for me from the local union halls.
B.O. said that he wants to do a meth deal with me. Naturally I said; “sure man, I’m totally down with that action”. Some people looked puzzled, but I think they were just having trouble keeping up with our advanced command of street talk.
I wanted to suck and toady up to him, but at the same time glorify myself, obviously, so I planned on invoking the old “special relationship” bit, then Gerald pointed out that throughout modern history just about every tin-pot, despotic, dictating, fascist, national leader uses that expression when talking about themselves and the United States. Well, I certainly don’t ever want to be defined as a tin-pot, so I wanted to come up with some fresh material. But then I heard one of B.O.’s guys talking about our special relationship, so I thought, what the heck, if there’s a dinner and a joint in it for me, I’ll just go with the flow.
commented 2016-03-11 14:53:24 -0500
Deborah….That will never happen…the dippers are solid with the unions and it will get even worse as the economy worsens…
commented 2016-03-11 14:20:35 -0500
(Sarcasm Warning) I think you’re all over reacting. I mean, what could go wrong? A union thug hired to negotiate with his former union thugs. I’m sure they can come to a peaceful solution which will end up raping the Albertans who aren’t smart enough to work in the public service.
commented 2016-03-11 14:05:13 -0500
Rachel needs to boot the corrupt unions out of the government. She seems to think she can do as she damn well pleases. Well we will see, Rachel!
commented 2016-03-11 14:03:44 -0500
All unions are full of wind bags Marxists goons Nottheads hubby is just one,teachers-nurses -public sector so called workers will bring a fast end to Alberta .
commented 2016-03-11 14:01:02 -0500
Just imagine if the Alberta Progressive Conservatives hired ex-CEO’s of oil corporations for positions in the government, what a screaming hoopla we would have had from the socialists and media.

But oddly the socialists and media are silent on the NDP hiring former public sector union leaders to fill high level government positions. Hypocrisy much? Conflict of interest much?

Just another thing this government gets away with because the main stream media will ignore it. Same type of things happens at the federal level.

It really is frustrating how the left in Canada at all levels of the governments both provincial and federal along with their respective bureaucracies and the judiciary at all level, including the majority of the media are so permeated with socialists that they can literally do anything they want and get away with it.

Usually the media is there to hold governments to account, but not when the main stream media is in full agreement with and in some cases collusion with (see CBC) the socialist governments.

And all the while much of the Canadian public is completely oblivious to and uncaring of it all.
commented 2016-03-11 13:44:33 -0500
Hey I got it - the UNION PARTY
Alberta will become the " state of the Union "
commented 2016-03-11 13:42:05 -0500
Here comes more financial raping courtesy the Notley the financial rapist.
commented 2016-03-11 13:41:53 -0500
Wildrose Party. Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta.

Had enough yet? Waiting for the big win in Calgary Greenway? What are you going to do if the NDP win? Dig in your heels and straighten up your back? WAKE UP! You know what has to be done so GET ON WITH IT! Do you want your donation money to dry up first? Can’t stand each other? I don’t care if you hate each others guts. MERGE NOW. GET ON WITH IT!
commented 2016-03-11 13:40:40 -0500
So it’s like a double positive for them and a double negative for most of the rest of us.
Good job SHEILA—-you got job security girl for the next 3 years!!
commented 2016-03-11 13:31:56 -0500
Bill I think you’re close to reality, that much close .
commented 2016-03-11 13:31:43 -0500
Well, the Non-Democratic Party wants more cooperation and less acrimony in contract negotiations between government and public service unions. Looks like they have accomplished the goal. The negotiators just can sit down like the good buds they are in a pub, charge the beer to the tax payer and develop the contract to screw the tax payer. How much less acrimonious can it get?
commented 2016-03-11 13:30:41 -0500
What’s wrong with giving nice full pensioned jobs to our friends, haven’t they helped us in our election campaign . Hope Sheila’ll be on the cruise,
commented 2016-03-11 13:21:40 -0500
you are so screwed! you know they are going to thumb their noses at you. expect to pay more while the unions generously give their members more time off to spend your money with.
I guess they believe Canadians will just shut-up and do as they are told.

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” Winston Churchill
commented 2016-03-11 13:21:13 -0500
Somehow I don’t think a 5% cut or a freeze is in the works here like it was in the early 1990’s.
commented 2016-03-11 13:21:09 -0500
The fusion of party and union service unions. Dynamite combination isn’t it?
commented 2016-03-11 13:18:42 -0500
Public sector union negotiator : “We want these wage and benefit demands met or we shut down the social services in the province”.

Notley Gvt. Union negotiator: " Gee I dunno guys – - d’ya think a 40% wage increase, 4 day week,1 month paid holidays and full pension at 48 is enough? I mean, we were prepared to go much higher. Why not think about it and come back to the table later?"