July 07, 2016

Untold story of postal strike: Will Media Party ask why Canadians are funding CUPW’s “SJW” activism?

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

There will be a lot of discussion about Canada Post, its role in our lives, and the Postal Workers Union in the coming weeks since the country has been put on notice by the Corporation that they may lockout employees as early as Friday. 

If you’re like me and don’t rely much on daily mail service, I doubt we’ll have to adjust our lives. But the impact for businesses will be significant.

No doubt there we’ll be a lot of discussion in the media should an agreement not be reached, but I’ve come up with a few points that the Media Party will likely NOT cover.

Watch as I dig a little bit deeper into the issue than you can expect from the mainstream media coverage and demonstrate why the Canadian Union of Postal Workers is not a union worthy of our sympathy.

There will be plenty of blame to go around if and when there is a work disruption but CUPW is as radical as they get.

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commented 2016-07-08 07:33:53 -0400
Canadian Mongrel,
Thanks for the comment.
I actually believe in organized labour (I think we may need it more than ever at this point in our history), but to be applied as originally intended, as an advocate for wages, working conditions, pensions an so forth. NOT as a bully pulpit battering ram for communist leftist anti-capitalist (the last one is the most ridiculous and hypocrytical … but it’s there) SJW activism.

Organized labour could truly be a force for good but the it would need to be completely blown up and rebuilt from scratch. The rot runs DEEP.
commented 2016-07-07 18:43:44 -0400
Was over on a CBC site earlier today and noted a couple of things that surprised me. Some posters there referred to the fiasco over the Canada Post Pension (Union Demands), and CBC did not pull them down right away as it smeared their love affair with Liberals! The posters were brave enough to note a factor in the current state of affairs with the pension plan was the action by the Liberal Gov’t in 1999 under Jean Chretien that stole 30 billion dollars from the Canada Post Pension plan in order to help “balance” the Federal Budget that year. Of course, this has not been mentioned at all in any of the other media.
commented 2016-07-07 18:03:28 -0400
Abolish Canada Post to the private sector.
commented 2016-07-07 17:59:18 -0400
CUPW is neo-Marxist, as are so many other unions, such as the OSSTF, the OETF, and so on.
The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is especially egregious and mendacious and insidious in its actions and ideology. If your letter carrier or local postal worker supports her union (CUPW), then show no sympathy for her. In fact, condemn her as an ignorant SJW.
commented 2016-07-07 16:48:54 -0400
Strike or not, political activists disguised as mail carriers needs to be stopped. A few practical steps. If not done so already, stop accepting junk mail http://www.ctvnews.ca/website-shows-way-to-stop-canada-post-junk-mail-1.275756
And, open a UPS or FedEx account http://www.fedex.com/ca_english/oadr/landing_page.html
Place a ‘no fliers’ sign at your home of apartment mail room.
Support shared neighbourhood mailboxes.
Make maximum use of email and electronic payments for utilities and day to day correspondence. If a chance arises, appeal to your letter carrier, let them know that you emphasize with them but do not support the postal union activities that are not related to working conditions and remuneration… ask them to attend union meetings and to vote down matters of political activism. For example, BDS. The Canadian Postal Union was the first union in North America to approve this hateful concept… despite the Conservative Party and Liberal Party condemning it and the Green Party and NDP not supporting it… BDS is completely out of line with Canadian Values.
If anyone has additional ideas, please post them.
commented 2016-07-07 14:25:40 -0400
You have my sympathy Robert :)

I have worked both union and non-union. Union, it was closed shop like you so no choice. That is what is really necessary is to break the monopoly of unions, even if it is only to open up a worker to a choice of unions for his position, rather than just one union.
commented 2016-07-07 14:07:54 -0400
I’m loathe to say it, but I too am represented by a local that spends an inordinate amount time and resources on these sorts of activities. It’s a very vocal (hardcore leftist) minority that drives the agenda and use the local as a pulpit to for SJW special interest activism. It’s subversion / subterfuge as far as I’m concerned.

The issue is the apathetic (85%) membership that can’t even be bothered to show up for a meeting, let alone speak out against misuse of their dues. I am a regular as (as you might expect from a rebel subscriber).

I know I won’t get much sympathy from most commenters here – I get it, but nevertheless, I wanted to re-enforce what Christopher is talking about.
It’s real and it’s dangerous.
commented 2016-07-07 14:07:01 -0400
Lock them out & every week take away something more from their gold plated, overly generous contract, including reducing their bloated salaries and perks. They continue to live in the horse and buggy age and need a real dose of reality. I hope Canada Post will stand up to the CUPW thugs and not back down for however long it takes. The postal rates we are forced to pay for the mediocre, unreliable service we get is obscene and a overhaul of the system is long overdue.
commented 2016-07-07 13:38:30 -0400
The gender-based wage gap is a myth. When you control for all the extraneous variables, men and women are paid the same. The reality is that men are paid more because they are willing to take uglier, riskier jobs, move longer distances for them, work longer hours, have more experience and qualifications in occupations with stronger demand, are willing to demand higher salaries, and are less likely to leave their career tracks for family obligations.

The wage-gap argument doesn’t even make sense. Just imagine if a company could get the same productivity out of women and pay them 30% less. It would have an enormous competitive advantage over every other company in its industry and all the companies would quickly be forced to either hire all women themselves or go out of business, not because of any misguided government interference, but purely because of overwhelming free-market forces. The same argument applies for women in the boardroom. If they gave a company a distinct competitive advantage, every company would already be forced by the market to have lots of them.
commented 2016-07-07 13:29:59 -0400
Canada Post is no longer an essential service. Eliminate its monopoly status over lettermail, eliminate its government bailouts, and let it sink or swim on its own.
commented 2016-07-07 12:51:01 -0400

The post Office probably is still backward enough to not use direct deposit.

Further CUPW probably demands that the Post Office uses UPS to send those cheques because it is a more reliable delivery service.

commented 2016-07-07 12:30:48 -0400
post their wages and pensions and we will decide if they are as oppressed as they think they are.