Okay, long time no post but I am frustrated. it has been a long time since our little group has done this but I am hoping we can start something. I know there are some pretty smart readers out there.
I think it is time that some motivated group of teachers in some obscure school district take a run at getting out from under the BCTF. If one can get out, most would soon follow.
Does anyone know if the BCTF is one big union or is it a bunch of little units? I am pretty sure there are lots of smaller components and if one of them meets the requirement of a "unit suitable for collective bargaining" they should be good to go.
If anyone wants to know where the line is go visit:
Baptist Housing Society of BC
I know there are very effective modern unions that are not part of the Canada Labour Congress, so would raid the unit. Members of the CLC will not raid each other, even if a group of employees asks them to. No, this can't happen during a strike but if the teachers do vote to stop the strike then, game on.
A workers association would also be an option.
If anyone has an opinion but does not want to post here, you can go to http://www.takebackyourunion.com and post a note without having to login to anything. If they still have that disabled send them an email, it's on their front page.
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