I have a letter to the editor published in the National Post today in response to this article.
Here it is:
Time to End Union tyranny
Re: Alberta's Unions Go After Stelmach Despite Boom Times, Feb. 15.
This article perfectly outlines why Canada needs to reform its labour laws to inject democracy in the workplace.
The law currently allows union bosses to use forced dues to pay for political propaganda.
Unionized employees, in other words, can be coerced through their dues to subsidize a left-wing political agenda whether they support that agenda or not.
That's not only undemocratic, it's anti-democratic. As Thomas Jefferson said, "To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
It's time to end union boss tyranny.