Apr 22, 2008

Labour pains

It looks like the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 is moving faster than I expected. Sunday is usually their favorite day to hold mass membership meetings. The meeting for the new contract will be held on the evening of Wednesday April 23, 2008. Voting will follow on Friday April 25, 2008. The ballot boxes will be in place at all work locations.

Apparently all is not well. There are dissenters on the union’s executive board that have refused sign the contract. This means that there is a split in the union. 

The items will be fully discussed at the Wednesday night meeting. Thursday will be a day for for the union members to further discuss with fellow workers and family. The vote on Friday will by secret ballot. We should know the results by Friday evening.

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