Monday, March 22, 2010

Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money

I wrote this some time ago, and the misuse of union time and money continues. SJG.

Groups, organizations and causes that have received union time and/or money
Some of them also receive government grants


*Bloc Que'be'cois
*NDP (millions of dollars)
*Federal Liberals (The party that appointed Judge Rand, the architect of compulsory union dues)
*Municipal elections
*Socialist International
*The Nisga'a Treaty


*National Action Committee on Status of Women (NAC)
*National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)
*Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)
*Vancouver Status of Women (VSW)
*Conventions for Women Only
*Beijing Conference (assisted radical feminists to go)
*B.C. Environmental Network (BCEN)
*End The Arms Race (EAR)
*Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA)
*Coalition Opposed to Arms Trade (COAT)
*Canadian Healthcare Coalition
*Ontario Coalition for Social Justice
*Days of Action of Ontario
*Action Canada Network
*Cultural Research
*Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)
*National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO)
*Council of Canadians (COC)
*Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice (ECEJ)
*End Legislated Poverty (ELP)
*Charlottetown Accord (the "yes" side supported by CLC and B.C. Federation of Labour)
*Peace Caravan
*Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE)
*Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society (NCHS)
*Bolivian Urban Workers' Association
*Cuba Solidarity Committee


*Angles (gay and lesbian newspaper)
*Briarpatch (socialist magazine)
*Canadian Dimension (socialist magazine)
*Canadian Forum (left-wing magazine)
*Herizons (feminist publication)
*Our Schools, Ourselves
*Our Times
*This Magazine
*Dossier (Action Canada Network newsletter)
*Action Now (NAC's newsletter)
*Kinesis (Vancouver Status of Women newspaper)
*Peoples' Voice (communist newspaper)
*Pacific Tribune (communist newspaper, now defunct)
*Pacific Current (socialist magazine funded by union money, now defunct)
*New Directions (now defunct)
*The Democrat (NDP newspaper)
*The Columbia Journal (left-wing newspaper)


*Abortion clinics
*Everywoman's Abortion Clinic
*Abortionist Morgentaler's defence fund
*B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics (BCCAC)
*Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)
*B.C. Federation of Labour's Reproductive Choice Fund
*Buses for pro-abortion rally paid for by B.C. Federation of Labour
*The Vriend Case, the Canadian Labour Congress was an intervenor
*Court challenges on behalf of same sex couples
*Gay and lesbian kits
*Pink Triangle Committee
*Gay and lesbian support group
*B.C. Teachers' Federation contributed $40,000 to court case on behalf of gay activists.

NOTE: There are many more groups, coalitions and causes that unions are involved with.

This information was compiled by Stephen J. Gray and published in
his Save the Union Movement Newsletter, February 1999, page 2,
Newsletter #27.


"Millions of Dollars Finance Special Interest Groups"

"Unions are unaccountable because they seldom can be unseated and yet they have the power of indirect taxation through union dues which are used to finance elections for those espousing their beliefs."
"Their millions of dollars finance special interest groups whose special interests often have nothing to do with the concerns of rank and file union members."
-Diane Francis, Editor, The Financial Post, May 28, 1992