Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Pro-Abortion Trade Unions and Their Unionized Media Brothers and Sisters

Pro-Abortion Trade Unions and Their Unionized Media Brothers and Sisters
By Stephen J. Gray

On May 29, 2012, The New Abortion Caravan Started off its cross Canada tour to show the horrors of abortion in Canada and “End The Killing” with a grisly display in downtown Vancouver at the Art Gallery. Canucks Anthem singer Mark Donnelly sang O Canada at the beginning. [1] One would have thought the “mainstream media” would have covered this story in a very busy downtown Vancouver. But very few did. Missing in action were the big unionized media, Global TV, CTV, and others. The Vancouver Sun and The Province the two biggest newspapers in Vancouver also failed to cover this story, as did the National Post, The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star in Ontario. The CBC later on did a little coverage. Perhaps one should not be surprised at some of the media. The media have been covering up the abused, dismembered and bloody bodies of the aborted children for years; therefore, for them to show the truth of the atrocities would show them up as hypocrites. But hey, other newspapers across Canada are just as guilty of the censorship of abortions victims, and many of them parrot the pro-abortion mantra the same as the trade unions. Does “solidarity forever” remain the battle cry of the unions and their unionized brothers and sisters in the media on support for killing by “choice” on abortion? Are birds of a feather unionized together?

“…Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. CEP is one of Canada's largest unions, representing just about every type of worker, from coast to coast to coast. We work at pulp and paper mills, telephone companies, in the oil, gas, chemical and mining industries. We are printers, journalists, radio and TV broadcasters, graphic artists, hotel workers, computer programmers, truck drivers, nurses - you name it, CEP members do it....” [2] (emphasis added)

“The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, the country's largest media union with 25,000 members who work in print, radio, television, film, design and new media,…” [2a]

“The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union representing 6,000 workers in the Canadian media. Our members work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada (CBC/SRC), The Canadian Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), TVO, TFO, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptn), ZoomerMedia, Shaw Media and CKOI Radio Gatineau (Québec). We also represent media freelancers.” [2b]

The supposed watchdog of a free society is a free press, yet many journalists in Canada are in trade unions which are financed by compulsory union dues. Misuse of union time and money has been epidemic across the country for many years. Where is the coverage on all of this by investigative journalists? Many journalists can show corporate connections and conflicts of interest down to the smallest detail, but they are strangely silent when it comes to probing union activities too deeply.

Some journalists were members of the Newspaper Guild 115, which later merged with the Communications, Energy and Paper Workers Union (CEP). The CEP union is one of many unions involving itself in the abortion issue, oops, I mean “right to choose.” A union boss of the CEP had this to say in a news release:

"CEP and many other unions have been at the forefront of the fight to ensure a woman has a right to choose and that governments don't turn back the clock on reproductive rights” -Dave Coles [3]

The Socialist Worker in an article headlined “Anti-choice caravan fails”
named some unions protesting against The New Abortion Caravan it stated: “Unions such as CAW, USW, OPSEU and CUPE were well represented at protests across the country….” [4]

Trade unions are certified for collective bargaining; this has evolved into collective coercion. The union bosses use their member time and money under the banner of trade unionism to support numerous issues unrelated to the workplace, including abortion and abortion clinics.

The B.C. Coalition for Abortion Clinics stated in its brochure that "the B.C. Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress, along with other labour organizations have long supported women’s right to choice on abortion, free-standing abortion clinics and medicare coverage for abortion."

The BC Federation of Labour (BCFL) is also on record as soliciting funds for abortion clinics. And Ken Georgetti, former President of the BCFL, and now President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), had this to say in a letter to union members on raising funds for an abortion clinic:

"in a short time, funds have been raised to pay the down payment on the $237,000 medical clinic." He goes on to say "the Executive Council urges all affiliates to send donations, consider loans or monthly pledges...."

Why are union members compelled to pay for this kind of leadership? Is it any wonder union dues keep increasing? The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) has infiltrated the labour movement; it is stated in the book, “Social Movements, Social Change, The Politics and Practice of Organizing” (funded by our tax dollars) that "at various labour conventions in 1982 and 1983, OCAC activists were involved in garnering support for choice." The book also states that "many unions have contributed financial and material support to OCAC."

And OCAC which has received trade union money was organizing a protest along with the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) against The New Abortion Caravan.

“The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) and the CAW are organizing a peaceful demonstration to meet the anti-choice supporters as they arrive in Toronto.”[5]

The Ontario Federation of Labour has donated money to Canada’s foremost abortionist. In fact, it is stated in the book The Charter of Rights and the Legalization of Politics in Canada by Michael Mandel, page 301, that "...the Ontario Federation of Labour has donated thousands of dollars to the Morgentaler defence. . ."

The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), at its 2008 convention, gave an award to Morgentaler, Canada’s foremost abortionist.

“Delegates applauded loudly, with many moved to tears, as Dr. Henry Morgentaler was introduced as the 2008 recipient of the CLC Award for Outstanding Service to Humanity” [6]

One wonders, how do union members feel about their dues paying for an award to an abortionist for “Outstanding Service to Humanity”?

Most unions in Canada are affiliated to the CLC and pay affiliation fees as they also do to local Labour Federations. Union members’ compulsory union dues and affiliation fees are supporting all kinds of groups and causes unrelated to the workplace. Union members have different beliefs on social, moral, political, and religious issues. Therefore, they should not be compelled into supporting matters unrelated to the workplace. Right now, they are in fact “indentured servants” as one big union boss--now retired--called them.

Many union members have been laid off, some have lost their homes, some are having a hard time paying rent and mortgages, yet the unions are spending time and money on abortion. Surely, this time and money would be better spent on union members? After all, it is their money. I believe it is time that this forced union dues business was shutdown and an inquiry held into the misuse of union time and money in Canada. Perhaps the big unionized media brothers and sisters of the trade unions could start doing some investigative journalism, or would that upset the union applecart and disrupt “solidarity forever?”

Stephen J. Gray
July 4,2012.









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