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Postby sammy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:43 pm

Wow, I had such hope....dashed again! Please tell me some of the business agents have changed? there must be a ray of hope somewhere!


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Postby NC » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:44 pm

Ray Hope... what a nice name that would be next to George Doubt.

So, that's it, your dues go up to 2.1% now? Does this increase have to be ratified by any sort of vote?


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Postby Mimi Williams » Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:30 am

The dues increase passed narrowly. It must be ratified by the membership. As it is a constitutional amendment, it will require the support of 66 2/3. With 46 registered negative votes, there may not be an army of delegates in the workplace encouraging members to vote in favour. It is also likely that members and local execs will remember the “do-overâ€



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Postby alec » Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:59 pm

Well at least there is something that we can focus on. We need to hand the exec a defeat of this dues increase. with things as bad as they are all over I can't imagine that they could possibly get the two thirds required unless they resort to some shady dealings.


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Postby NC » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:44 am

They got 1.7 not long ago, how'd they do that?


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Postby green1 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:46 am

They got 1.7 not long ago, how'd they do that?
If memory serves, they cheated... I seem to recall that it did not get the required 2/3 but raised the dues anyway.

Failing that though, the type of people who still attend union meetings are the type who vote however they are told to vote (that's why they're still welcome at the meetings) and there's no need for 2/3 of the membership to approve it, only 2/3 of the people who happen to show up at a meeting.



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Postby NC » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:30 am

Yes, that was what I suspected. I'd make a bajillion dollar bet that the vote happens very soon, very fast, and with very, very short notice. it is probably going on now.

Didn't you get the notice?


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Postby wimpole1 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:16 pm

Maybe they will use their members hard earned money to take themselves to the Olympics in B.C. Politicing should be rewarded, right?
Keep your eyes peeled.....




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