April 12, 2016

Labour unions sign job-killing LEAP Manifesto, “don’t give a rip” about blue collar workers

Rebel Staff
 

The LEAP Manifesto is a document that espouses heavy socialism and social engineering. The Federal NDP have just voted to adopt it as a “high-level statement of values”. It’s a document that is explicitly anti-fossil fuel, anti-development and anti-Alberta

“The new iron law of energy development must be: if you wouldn’t want it in your backyard, then it doesn’t belong in anyone’s backyard. That applies equally to oil and gas pipelines; fracking in New Brunswick, Quebec and British Columbia; increased tanker traffic off our coasts; and to Canadian-owned mining projects the world over.”

Ok. So the LEAP Manifesto is a document that stands to put an end to almost every major industry in Canada. The trades unions must be outraged, right? How could they not be? This document stands to put thousands of welders, pipefitters, pipeliners, equipment operators, coal miners, plant workers, carpenters, rig hands, truckers and teamsters out of work. Unions always stand up for the little blue collar guy, right? Wrong.

The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour signed onto the LEAP Manifesto without a second thought to screwing over the unemployment Saskatchewan pipeliners they represent.

The Toronto York Region Labour Council signed on and so did the National Farmers Union.

The United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council signed the LEAP Manifesto. Should someone tell the union that steel is made using coal and mining?

The Vancouver District Labour Council signed LEAP.

Sid Ryan, formerly of the Ontario Federation of Labour signed the LEAP Manifesto, perhaps because he couldn’t give a damn about all those Ontario Auto Workers that will be unemployed when the LEAPers make everyone stop using cars.

I wonder how many union members would choose to join a union that support policies that would make them all unemployed? I bet not many.

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commented 2016-04-13 02:40:39 -0400
BILL SMITH…You’re welcome… During my working years I was “forced” to join three different unions… The common factor that irked me the most, aside from the dues, were the unions defending drunks, druggies and inept workers from getting fired… The woodworkers’ union here on Vancouver Island in the late 70s had it so that you couldn’t send a drunk employee home unless you caught him at the gate at the start of shift… If he could slip past the foremen at the gate, he was homefree for the rest of the shift – either to hide in some corner of the mill and sleep it off, or endanger his fellow workers while trying to work…
commented 2016-04-12 19:58:36 -0400
Andy, interesting, thanks !!
commented 2016-04-12 17:34:27 -0400
There is nothing like cutting off your nose to spite your face! I do sincerely believe that there are many Canadians who truly lack reasoning skills!
commented 2016-04-12 17:23:00 -0400
BILL SMITH… Interesting that you should raise that idea…. Something like that exists in some companies in Europe… That is, a “workers council” in a specific factory rather than a “union”… From what I remember they meet with management on issues of safety and pensions and production quotas but not much else… I also seem to remember when Volkswagen Canada opened a parts refurbishing plant in north-east Toronto in the 1960s or 70s, they adopted such a model… The UAW didn’t like that an lobbied the workers to join the UAW, which they did… But just one year later they de-certified and went back to the “council” model… I have no idea if it still exists…
commented 2016-04-12 17:01:37 -0400
I’ve often wondered if fire can be fraught with fire and if non-political unions could be organized, something strictly for work related matters and managing a pension….. I would think many current union members would find it appealing… Anyone happen to know if it is easy for unionized companies / entities to change their union?… One would think that experienced free-market people would be able to out-compete life-long leeches any day of the week.
commented 2016-04-12 16:25:01 -0400
All Unions should be banned from having any Political connections. They have the gang mentality of Muslims and are not fit for anything but creating Fk Ups. In fact the whole Union Industry and they are an Industry, needs to be put out to grass. The only thing that they are good at is extortion, which is what they were first intended for when the Mafia created and ran them and probably still dose.
commented 2016-04-12 16:24:02 -0400
" “The new iron law of energy development must be: if you wouldn’t want it in your backyard, then it doesn’t belong in anyone’s backyard"
And that goes for solar panel and wind farms ! The people in Ontario who had that Green Energy Act shoved down their throats should ask Klein and Lewis to back them in getting that crap off their property.
commented 2016-04-12 15:29:38 -0400
Treacherous traitors ALL
commented 2016-04-12 15:28:39 -0400
Yeah—- I looked it up to Bill , thanks I are smarter then I was about an hour ago
I can use that app. In their middle name —i.e. -- Incdooge perfidious imam pm , or vacouse perfidious fillups, ad infinitum—you name it
commented 2016-04-12 14:47:45 -0400
Leaping lizards, leap frogs , you dippers and Incdooge liberals,for being too perfidious, I want you to leap off " head smashed in buffalo jump " immediately for all our sakes !!!!
commented 2016-04-12 13:52:45 -0400
LEAP Maniesto – pile of hateful shit.

Unions are just the blood suckers who have big goobment as their only base left – a very large one.

And all levels of gummint are massively indebted.

Gummint debt default will crush unions – it’s just a matter of time.
commented 2016-04-12 13:39:22 -0400
The union goons and all the names on the leap manifesto are making that nut bar from N.Korea look like a moderate .
commented 2016-04-12 12:41:54 -0400
ya! what Bill said!
Bill, I had to look up ‘perfidy’
bahahahahahaha!
commented 2016-04-12 12:38:45 -0400
Union leaders at Ryan’s level are dogmatic Marxists, not labour unionists – for them it’s about diverting union funds into destabilization agendas to undermine the nation. Perfidy is the agenda of union brass..
commented 2016-04-12 12:36:44 -0400
I am in a union. when election time gets near, they come around to every worker in the plant in an attempt to get them to vote for the preferred party of the union. not to mention all the anti-conservative propaganda they post. it is absolutely repulsive and sickening how much they care for politics and how little they care for the rights of the workers. unions are a Ponzi scheme and nothing more.