Friday, October 27, 2006

Lively Seven Going to Court

The Lively Seven's fight for workplace freedom is about to proceed to the next level.

Who are The Lively Seven and what is their fight about?

They are seven female bank employees who live and work in Lively, Ontario, which is near Sudbury.

About a year ago, the United Steel Workers of America unionized them against their will.

These women don't want to be unionized, they don't want to be forced to pay union dues.

In fact, during the certification drive, they sought intervenor status with the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to make their voices heard.

But the Board didn't give them a chance to have their say.

So now, with the help of the National Citizens Coalition, they are taking their case to a federal court, arguing, among other things, that their right to due process was denied.

To learn more about this important fight for work place democracy go here.

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