June 01, 2017

AB NDP labour law opens door to "union thuggery"

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

A new labour law was just passed in Alberta called the Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act. The government is selling it as an update to outdated labour laws in saying it extends protections to parents of sick or missing children, preventing their employers from terminating them. 

And if that were all that it did, I’d be fine with it. But with everything the NDP does, this bill is clouded in Orwellian doublespeak. This bill that’s being promoted as a way to make it easier to be a working parent in the 21st century really opens to door to widespread union thuggery on the scale that Alberta has not seen since the days of the Gainers strike in the 1980s.

Protecting you from being fired for having a sick or kidnapped child is just one thing on one page of this 252-page bill. It swings the door wide open for farm workers to strike. It takes away the secret ballot for unions certification and if you work in a union shop and lucky enough to not be required to join a union, they can deduct dues on your behalf anyway.

But there is one thing buried deep in this bill that seems like a subtle meaningless change. The NDP removed the words “and not anywhere else” with regard to where a strike can happen - as in at the employer's place of business “ and not anywhere else”. This now means that a strike at one business could spread to many other different, unrelated, independent non-union companies all across the province because they may do business with another involved in labour dispute. The picketers can come to “persuade” companies and customers to not do business with their employer anywhere they like.

Worse still, the bill opens the door for union violence to rear its ugly head in Alberta again by removing the word “unlawful” and replacing it with the subjective word “wrongful” when referring to behavior picketing strikers can use to persuade you not to do business with their employer. Illegal is clear. Wrongful depends on opinions. But whose opinion? Well, that’s where this gets even worse. What’s wrongful gets decided by a board chosen by the government who is, for now, the NDP.

And the NDP just aren't friendly to the unions because they share their far left wing anti-capitalist ideology. They actually are the unions. According to a letter filed by the Wildrose party with the ethics commissioner, 27 NDP MLAs have ties to labour unions, and another 4 are linked through their spouses.  31 of 53 NDP MLAs, 60 percent of the government, are directly tied to the unions or literally in bed with the unions. 14 of those 31 MLAs even served as union leadership.

No employer stands a hope in hell against this government and these unions. This is the kind of labour law that scares the daylights out of businesses looking to move to Alberta- I mean, if the carbon tax didn't already scare them off.

If a United Conservative Party Bill 1 is repealing the carbon tax, Bill 2 should be repealing and replacing this attack on free enterprise in Alberta. 

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commented 2017-06-03 00:00:44 -0400
When asked about socialism, Vladimir Lenin replied:
“Socialism is merely a slowed down version of Communism, without the violence and revolution.”
Thuggery is how they roll…and how fascists always have.
commented 2017-06-02 19:47:30 -0400
This is about transferring power from the private sector to the public sector. Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Pol Pot, Kim Jong Il, Idi Amin and Hugo Chavez would all be very proud of the Socialist/Communist and Che Guevara worshipper, Nicotine Notley.

What’s Wrong With Socialism? (9 minutes) : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A0ON0xUMawg
A Tribute to Communism (5 minutes): https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WjmxbWJJuac
commented 2017-06-02 17:53:02 -0400
Gotta laugh at how they say this is about WORKERS rights, when it is about union and government power over the workers.
commented 2017-06-02 14:58:24 -0400
David said, " … just a couple more years … "

I hope you are right, but Notley the witch can extend it another year and probably will, especially if she knows her first term will be her last term.
commented 2017-06-02 12:24:06 -0400
I just had an interesting thought. Because the ndp have such a love of unions, why don’t we deplorables form our own union. Then we can go on strike, shut down the bulk of the province, and the union loving ndp could be left scratching their heads.

In all seriousness, it looks like Rachael and gang are on the verge of skipping right past socialism that doesn’t work, and dive directly into communism which……won’t work.

As bad as we have it, the orange assholes will be GONE next election. I thought we were truly hitting rock bottom but to my surprise…..along comes BC. Alberta is starting to look like heaven again, just a couple more years. The storm clouds to our west are truly apocalyptic, and its not climate change. Both my daughters live in the lower mainland loony bin. God help them.
commented 2017-06-02 11:34:38 -0400
@ Leviticus 2013 commented 2 hours ago
…go on strike until Rachel notley resigns..
We’ll just call it a work slowdown.

Only thing wrong – is that the she Lunatic and her clueless gang of usurpers are binging at the public trough!
We need to stop sending our taxes into that trough! Have you ever watched hungry pigs??
commented 2017-06-02 09:27:00 -0400
That Bill says the farmers have the right to strike as well as other unions throughout the province… We should all take advantage of that and go on strike until Rachel notley resigns..
We’ll just call it a work slowdown.
commented 2017-06-02 09:18:50 -0400
Space Moose – MB was saddled with the NDP for 16-years, so finally enough voters awoke from their slumber to oust those Marxist thieves. MB is my home province, and I have a lot of family there. I hope Manitobans will start patrolling the border to keep out the strays who are seeking to overcome our country, with the help of the traitor on the hill. A few snipers in key locations, should help. And well trained dogs should keep them at bay.
commented 2017-06-02 08:17:50 -0400
You can change Alberta to VENEZALBERT
commented 2017-06-02 07:54:00 -0400
In Venezuela fair and friendly means a destroyed economy, no jobs and empty shelves at the grocery stores. The NDP are trues Marxists and the damage they are doing to Alberta will take years to repair.
commented 2017-06-02 03:54:26 -0400
It is like the complete opposite is happening here in Manitoba. The pro con premier of Manitoba, Pallister, is at war with the unions.
commented 2017-06-02 00:39:28 -0400
Well, I remember when the NDPiggers did their thuggery thing in BC – Didn’t go well for them – when IWA dickwads would come up our high mountain logging roads – trying to “persuade” us dim-witted loggers to unionize – and when they where told to stay away from us – we had “run-away” skidders & log loaders meet them on their ascension to OUR work place – several run their Suburbans off the mountain and were then ignored! Threats of severe violence ensued – but loggers are much tougher – and “mountain wise” than any union prick gangs!!
One fed-up logging contractor fired shots at them – and then everything went back to normal.
The IWA strike of the early 80s set BC lumber industry sales back at least a decade – lasting 23 months.
Note to Notley: us Albertans (us real ones) don’t take shit from anyone – so send your biggest (they fall harder!) bullies you have.
Note to RCMP – stay clear – you’ve had your chance to cleanup – we’ll deal with these thugs our way. Many of us remember your RCMP thuggery back at the “Lakes” docks years ago – so we know what kind of double crossers you are.
commented 2017-06-01 23:15:55 -0400
Alberta is not a ‘labor’ province. Only a small percentage of the oil patch is unionized – very little in manufacturing or construction – the biggest union concentration is in government and transportation(teamsters) Notley could care less about truckers, most of them are hurting since she shut down the patch, which leaves public service – we all know this is the core NDP support in Alberta – What I find interesting is their foray into the private farm – I think if you dig there sheila you will find globalist gold.
commented 2017-06-01 22:36:52 -0400
Another day in the life of Notley & another stab in the back of hard working Albertans. Is there no end to her destructive schemes.
commented 2017-06-01 22:32:35 -0400
Lloyd Nolan; Exactly. How would we know half of this stuff without the Rebel.
commented 2017-06-01 21:51:30 -0400
The destroyers know that they have but a short time
Thanks SHEILA , how else would most of us know about what’s going on!?
commented 2017-06-01 20:10:15 -0400
Ron Voss, I couldn’t have said it better!
commented 2017-06-01 19:49:38 -0400
I cannot remember accurately, after the Gainers strike, did not Pocklington sell out and the new owners shut the plant? So the unionists won unemployment for themselves.
commented 2017-06-01 19:49:15 -0400
@CAROLE MASSÉ commented 1 hour ago
I was in business and I can assure you that no businessman in his right mind would not consider moving out of the country.

You are gonna piss off the house troll Andrew for saying that.
However 100% agree, it has already begun a while ago.
commented 2017-06-01 19:18:57 -0400
I agree with DEBORAH GRAUPNER on this one. Grubby little Socialists turn into Marxist Scum, once they gain a little power. Notley probably Prays to Joe Stalin every night.
commented 2017-06-01 18:52:40 -0400
I was in business and I can assure you that no businessman in his right mind would not consider moving out of the country.
commented 2017-06-01 18:51:56 -0400
Rachel should be locked up, a long with the rest of the union goons. Her husband is running the show.
commented 2017-06-01 18:48:28 -0400
As soon as the socialist NDP introduces a bill with a seemingly benevolent title like Fair and Family Friendly Workplaces Act, the alarm bells should go off. Think something like ‘Unfair and Family Destructive Workplaces Act.’
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