Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Free the Lively Seven

The National Citizens Coalition has placed a large ad in the Sudbury Star today to help raise awareness about the plight of seven female employees who work at a bank in Lively Ontario.

The women, dubbed The Lively Seven, are fighting against an attempt by the United Steelworkers of America to unionize them against their will.

The Lively Seven also believe the unionization drive was marked by questionable union high-pressure tactics.

Originally they thought the Canadian Industrial Relations Board would help them.

But no.

The CIRB sided with the union bosses and approved the forced unionization without even giving the Lively Seven a reason.

So, with the help of the NCC, The Lively Seven are taking their battle for free association to court.

This is a fight about democracy and freedom in the workplace.

You can learn more about their courageous battle here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And what are the chances this will become a big media story?

That was a rhetorical question of course.