Re: Anon this is a small lesson for you I made it simple so you understand
anon, Your last sentance is the smartest thing you have said. "At least back then they did not have to fight their union and their employers". We are the Union not the EST, the Council, or Doug McCarron. (We are the Rank and File. )I have already explained to you the importance of a local so go back and read. Then lets all work together to put the decisive power back in the hands of the Rank and File.
anon points out:
The first problem that Douglas sees is that the locals are powerless.
WHY IS THAT A PROBLEM FOR HIM ITS WHAT HE HAS DESIGNED.
" To secure voice, you have to have some form of organization within your Regional Council,”.
WHERE'D THE VERBATIM YOU QUOTE COME FROM, - MCCARONS MOUTH !
You are also going to want to get some of your party members elected to the E-board so they can form meaningful committees so that the locals will actually do something, he doesn’t say what, just something meaningful.
THERE CAN BE NO MEANING TO WHAT A DC PAID DELEGATE CAN DO AT A LOCAL. NO MORE PAID REPRS AT THE LOCALS !
So the first step would be to start your own party to run for the delegates positions and you are going to need some really dedicated members for this " according to Douglas."
according to Douglas
THAT SHOULD SAY ENOUGH, BEING I JUST GOT BACK FROM CHURCH
anon says in further admiration :
He also concedes that “ Today, we only have one avenue left of expressing any meaningful voice in our conditions of employment, or the internal business of our union and that is our Delegates to the Regional Council. Because of this, it's imperative we be as intelligent as possible about who we elect to these positions.”
" or the internal business of our union"
" we only have one avenue left "
WHEN ALL IS SAID & DONE IT'LL BE DOUGS BUSINESS OF NOTHING MORE THAN A COUNCIL OPERATED HIRING HALL WITH THESE NEW COMMITTEES.
To give you some idea of what would be involved in bringing the locals back as functioning labor unions, he lists what would be required.
AGAIN YOUR PANDERING FOR HIM anon !
Of course the councils have already stated that they will not mail out or hand out any information discussed at delegate meetings after those meetings have taken place, never mind in advance, so this is going to be a tough hill to climb
AND YOU AGREE WITH HIS MAKING THIS TOUGH FOR US ?????????????????
It also creates a potentially damaging scenario if sensitive issues such as might come about during contract negotiations must be made public
UNDER MCCARON YOU A MEMBER WILL NOT KNOW, - FORGET ABOUT THE PUBLIC.
Douglas also points out that members are going to have to get the EST’s to give up their golden egg, delegates appointed to council positions.
It is also going to require that delegate votes be recorded, another obstacle to be overcome as the EST’s are not going to want their pet delegates votes made public. It is hard to see why the delegates themselves would want such a thing as it will only increase scrutiny on them.
YOU BLINDLY FOLLOW ALL OF HIS ANTI UNION RHETORIC.