February 24, 2015

Big Labour’s plan to beat Harper is straight out of Obama’s playbook

Brian LilleyArchive

Canada's labour movement is ramping up for the next federal election.

As I told you last week, UNIFOR -- Canada's largest private sector union -- is blackmailing companies:

Help pay for their politics, or they'll go on strike.

They're taking their lessons from the Obama campaign, training thousands of activists across Canada ahead of the October election.

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commented 2016-01-23 19:27:41 -0500
Unions need to GO!!!
commented 2015-03-01 13:20:25 -0500
I’m sure that Dias is hoping that he’ll play kingmaker to Junior Trudeau but it isn’t going to happen. The membership of his union (both the former CAW and former CEP) don’t like to be told how to vote. Dias himself laments about this in his chest-thumping address to the true believers. His rhetoric isn’t going to change this and it doesn’t help that he’s about as charismatic as a sack of hammers. The Unifor membership has had too many doses of reality over the past couple of decades to have any illusions about how their union leaders and their political pals are going to bring them job security. So, come the next election they’ll vote for whoever is most likely to address their economic concerns.

While there are some similarities between Obama and Junior Trudeau, there are also some significant differences. Obama’s oratorical skills, his campaign messaging, the millions of Americans whose lives had just been devastated by the real estate fiasco and related economic meltdown, the sense of excitement about the possible election of the first African American president, the Republicans’ miscalculation with their pick for VP – all of these factors contributed to Obama’s election and none of them apply to Trudeau.

As for Kathleen Wynne’s electoral romp in Ontario, the unions take way too much credit for that. Tim Hudak blew it as soon as he promised to layoff 100,000 public service employees. This cost him the votes of most of pretty much everyone who works in the Ontario public service, their spouses, moms, dads, siblings, voting age kids and anyone else who had a vested interest in their remaining employed. I doubt the huffing and puffing will burn anyone’s house down, although a lot of dues money will be poured into the effort.
commented 2015-02-26 17:01:36 -0500
and how is the election and reelection of this POtuS working out for canada and the world in general?
commented 2015-02-26 15:16:01 -0500
“I don’t know what you expect, the union bosses are detached from reality. They will do anything to get re-elected by their membership (kind of like politicians). In the end all taxpayers will pay these unsustainable wages and benefits because there is no bottom in the bucket as long as we keep filling it”.

Bill: They “Are” politicians. ‘Far Left’ politicians. As union ‘Bosses’ they’re riding a luxurious gravy train & will stop at nothing to keep the train rolling. The only positive here is many of the union members do have an IQ above room temperature & can see thru the leaders blunt hustle.
commented 2015-02-26 10:53:11 -0500
James, I am sure that an instigation as the one shown in the clip is illegal and can be the ground for prosecution and for election results challenge. As I see it, CSIS should start an investigation without any other request. I do not see the OPP doing it and neither the justice. What we are faced with is the take-over of the state institutions by the employees (in fact small gangs with interests agendas). Issuing the Law of the Public Functionary would fix a good part of the issues in the central and local administrations. Unfortunately I can not see this happening too soon with so many liberal thugs brought together by the common interest: Make The Taxpayer Pay.
commented 2015-02-26 10:20:04 -0500
I was a member of the Teamsters union and a chief steward for three years until my plant closed in 2008. I still believe that living wages and benefits are only paid to union employees . Now before my comments are taken the wrong way, let me qualify my statement . I worked for a private sector union that when my facility was deemed non competitive we were closed unlike these public sector leeches.I can recall a time when I asked my business agent about how I should vote in the upcoming Federal election his response was that it was against union policy for him to sway my decision in any way ( i.e. against union bylaws).Why in the hell is it legal for public sector union heads to do this , there needs to be legislation outlawing this practice.
commented 2015-02-26 08:50:36 -0500
It is no surprise that as our country and our society circles the drain, we are circling to the left.
commented 2015-02-25 21:07:33 -0500
The labour unions were quite influential in the 2012 U.S. election, apparently spending more than $400 million to support President Barack Obama’s re-election. According to an article in the New York Times after the election, various union leaders weren’t shy to openly claim substantial credit for Obama’s re-election. Apparently, likewise, the labour unions had a lot to so with Kathleen Wynne’s election. Trevor Loudon, author of “The Enemies Within – Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress”, in this video, “The Enemies Within”:
reveals that Communist-controlled unions in the U.S. control and dictate the Democrats in Congress who owe their election to the assistance of the unions. Trevor Loudon has recommended James Simpson‘s book, “RED UNIONS: How & Why Big Labor Leaders Betray Their Nation”. From the book description: “Meanwhile unions have changed. Unions struggled to purge themselves of communists in the 1940s and 1950s and unions were associated with blue collar conservatism for decades. In 1995, however, union officials lifted the ban on allowing communists in leadership positions. This new nexus of the radical left and union activists, along with the election of President Obama, has seen union activity on behalf of politicians increased to an unprecedented level.”
commented 2015-02-25 19:20:16 -0500
My mom worked for a union for 40 years from 1960-2000 and all she had to say when she retired was “unions will be the demise of our society”.I can’t remember who it was that said "Democracy fails when unions become too powerful "
commented 2015-02-25 17:36:32 -0500
Using the Obama model might not work that well in Canada. Keep in mind Canada does not have the white guilt that the US has and the Obama folks work on constantly.
commented 2015-02-25 16:24:05 -0500
I thought union dues are not suppose to go into paying for partisan politics, such as inviting Mulcair to a union event? Isn’t that against the rules?
commented 2015-02-25 14:35:46 -0500
I don’t know what you expect, the union bosses are detached from reality. They will do anything to get re-elected by their membership (kind of like politicians). In the end all taxpayers will pay these unsustainable wages and benefits because there is no bottom in the bucket as long as we keep filling it.
commented 2015-02-25 14:16:32 -0500
Eileem, i totally agree. Democracy is one person, one vote. Voters should not be assailed by special interest groups. They are spending huge fortunes to attack Conservatives. The Ontario elections were a disaster that we will regret for a long time.
commented 2015-02-25 12:49:08 -0500
There should be a law forbidding unions, charities, special interest groups, etc. from interfering in the election process in any way, shape, or form. Individual donations to political parties; individual endorsement of candidates; individual assistance to candidates; individuals paying for ads, etc. NOT what we are seeing and hearing about.
commented 2015-02-25 10:55:15 -0500
Big labour needs to be legislated against. They put the Liberals in power in Ontario. Look what a disgusting mess that is.
No special interest group should be able to influence elections like that. So much for democracy!
commented 2015-02-25 09:01:01 -0500
I hope that any employer who is blackmailed refuses to pay and then locks out the employees if they strike.
commented 2015-02-25 08:57:47 -0500
This is a concern for democracy alright. Whenever you have a lobby group that can spend other people’s money you have a circus
commented 2015-02-25 08:40:10 -0500
Love the progressive garbage cans.
commented 2015-02-24 23:40:01 -0500
Joan, your comments make a lot of sense. It’s a scary world that is starting to take place. If you read about the world before world war 2 you will see many similaritys.the appeasers are taking center stage.
commented 2015-02-24 23:35:40 -0500
Union is just another way of saying, “organized crime”.
commented 2015-02-24 23:33:13 -0500
I’m not so sure Unifor is backing Trudeau. I think it is backing anyone but Harper.

In my riding, the NDP has launched a lot of press for their new candidate, an all-round golden boy, lawyer, health-care doctor recruiter, community activist. You know the type. Gag.

But no nominee yet for the Liberals.

I expect Unifor thinks NDP has a better chance to win in this traditionally Conservative riding than the Liberal candidate who has lost the last few times. Our long-time Conservative MP, Barry Devolin, is retiring so I bet Unifor plans to strike while the iron is molten, so to speak, before the new Conservative candidate, Jamie Schmale gets established in Ottawa.

I also suspect that close to the election, we may hear some legal-speak gobbledgook, once between midnight and 7 am, to announce that the Liberals and NDP may form a coalition government, depending on election results. Unifor will hope we don’t hear it or understand what we hear until it’s too late.

We need to unite the right. Be ready to fight in our communities. Because there is a lot at risk.

In Berlin, Muslim immigrants voted for the left, consistently, until their numbers were enough to support forming their own party. In Australia, Tony Abbott is attracting blow back for threatening to ban the Muslim Party there. Organized labour is the ally of the jihadis. The organized crime component of big labour (10-15% of union executive) does business, including political business, with jihadi executive. Make no mistake, they trade in drugs, guns, humans, and power and they use violence to profit.

Harper must win a majority. Find your voice and use it.
commented 2015-02-24 22:12:10 -0500
This is another reason why unions should be banished. They care nothing for our country, they would rather elect an incompetent moron for their own selfish reasons figuring they could mold a moron and extort more goodies. You would think they were the public union extorters…oh yeah they are brothers. We cannot let these selfish, self centered greedy vermin hijack the election. Canada, in these very trying and dangerous times cannot afford to have a prime minister who is feckless and incompetent the likes of obama. This being manboy trudolt, he is and would be as dangerous to Canada as any terrorist.
commented 2015-02-24 21:58:47 -0500
Canada is headed full bore into leftist fascism, where coercion reigns and freedom of speech for conservatives is extinguished by so-called Human Rights Tribunals and leftist union bosses and judges whose real function is to intimidate and if necessary punish conservatives who would speak out in ways that challenge the leftist orthodoxy of our day, i.e. political correctness. The candlelight of freedom in Canada is dying, being extinguished by the fascist left, and this website is one of the few candles still burning, so cherish it while it lasts, folks. Tell your friends about it and build it up as quickly as possible, because otherwise, our voices are going to be extinguised.
commented 2015-02-24 21:30:31 -0500
Unions use their members as one mean to one end , their wealth and political power. Like a medication which can be needed at one time , after the infection is gone the medication become dangerous for a healthy body. They should look after the interest of their members not using them for political gain.
commented 2015-02-24 21:16:24 -0500
Good point Ash,and the whole union thing should be reconstructed for what it was really meant to be.
commented 2015-02-24 21:04:46 -0500
There is something rotten when it comes to unions in this country. They are on the wrong side. It’s the conservatives that create an atmosphere where business can create jobs. The liberals only create government jobs and debt.
commented 2015-02-24 20:54:13 -0500
Listen to your favorite radio station now. Many of the ads are currently taxpayer funded or political. Is this a sustainable economy?