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Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 30, 2011 at 13:48:09 in Canada Business

“I have been on both sides of the discussion and sadly the unions at this time are trying to do the best they can for their members. That being said, until the huge chasm of profits and bonuses to "Bosses"-management is reinvested in the worker, this situation will only get worse.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 30, 2011 at 13:45:20 in Canada Business

“well, as a person that was a union member, shop steward, negotiator as well as an owner and negotiator, I have to say that the gap between workers and "Bosses" has grown to become a battleground with little room in between for compromise. Look at the States where record profits and bonuses for management are the norm and more and more union workers are losing ground daily. I wish there was an easy solution but until contracting out of country stops, this gap will grow worse and the results are not pleasant to consider. That being said, I still think there is a compelling case for privatizing the postal service”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 21:26:33 in Canada Business

“I can't argue with that as I think that the gap has widened terribly between the middle class worker and the executives at top of corps.”

ewinkler on May 30, 2011 at 13:45:20

“well, as a person that was a union member, shop steward, negotiator as well as an owner and negotiator, I have to say that the gap between workers and "Bosses" has grown to become a battleground with little room in between for compromise. Look at the States where record profits and bonuses for management are the norm and more and more union workers are losing ground daily. I wish there was an easy solution but until contracting out of country stops, this gap will grow worse and the results are not pleasant to consider. That being said, I still think there is a compelling case for privatizing the postal service”

barrista on May 30, 2011 at 10:07:33

“And what better way to make the gap less wide than to make the middle class worker LESS wealthy and take away their benefits. But of course since they're government middle class workers... so PRIVATISE THEM!!! listen to yourself.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 21:24:53 in Canada Business

“I know one who is now taking 10 weeks!”

cogitoergodavesum on May 30, 2011 at 05:24:58

“No you don't.
You may know one who works a lot of overtime, and takes payment for it in time off, rather than cash.
Or you may just be making it up.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 18:28:39 in Canada Business

“if you really want to blow a gasket- check out the amount of holidays they get.”

Denis Menard on May 31, 2011 at 18:25:31

“we get what we get because we earn them you get what you get because you choose to be where you are if your not happy come work for Canada Post”

ewinkler on May 30, 2011 at 13:48:09

“I have been on both sides of the discussion and sadly the unions at this time are trying to do the best they can for their members. That being said, until the huge chasm of profits and bonuses to "Bosses"-management is reinvested in the worker, this situation will only get worse.”

OxamsRazor on May 30, 2011 at 11:04:54

“Instead of beating up on the postal workers, why don't you demand the same deal at your private sector job? Why don't you organize a union? Obviously it works if you are green with envy at postal workers.

Why don't we (you, me, everyone) realize that by organizing we too can have a more civilized balance in our work/life dynamic.”

Sirlarek on May 29, 2011 at 21:11:41

“If you really want to blow a gasket look at how much you pay for executive bonuses in the private sector.”

Inchwork on May 29, 2011 at 20:38:54

“6 years in and I've got.... 3 weeks.

How's your gasket?”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 17:54:55 in Canada Business

“is it true that newly married postal workers get a weeks paid marital leave? If so, privatize the corporation!”

GuyCybershy on May 29, 2011 at 18:12:10

“They ought to pay for the privilege of being allowed to marry, that would be more just.”
Is the NDP Becoming the New Bloc?

Is the NDP Becoming the New Bloc?

Commented Aug 18, 2011 at 16:19:19 in Canada

“I believed this line of thinking from the moment the election was over.”

canuckjen on Aug 21, 2011 at 18:25:02

“LOL It's not a line of thinking. It's a line of ...coming from a Conservative propagandist.”
On Canadian Values

On Canadian Values

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 22:54:06 in Canada

“like most Canadians you didn't vote Conservative?
Careful, you bias is really showing.”

Tommee on Aug 16, 2011 at 08:25:44

“No bias here, just the truth. Most Canadians did not vote for the Conservatives in the last election.

Conservative popular vote: 39.6%
NDP popular vote: 30.6%
Liberal popular vote: 18.9%
Left (NDP + Liberal + Green) popular vote: 53.4%”

Intelevore on Aug 16, 2011 at 08:21:21

“That's not a bias, that's just a fact. The Conservatives received 40% of the vote during the last Federal election. They may have formed a majority government, but the majority of voters did not vote for them.

As for showing a bias, if anything, this article shows the valued contributions made by the former Progressive Conservative party and Conservative-identifying individuals.

A bias towards the Reform party... yes.”
huffingtonpost entry

'Super Committee' of Doom: Who'll Protect Us From the Extremists?

Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 16:47:00 in Politics

“Great and at the same time a tragic read. It seems that you Yanks were more concerned with pro football that the impending destruction of your economy by a few extreme right wing politicians. Where is the outrage? Why are people not writing,e mailing ,blogging their reps. to stop this insanity? The world weeps.”

smileylib on Aug 14, 2011 at 06:37:13

“The world isn't the only one who weeps...some of us here in the US actually are weeping, too! But the right-wing propaganda machine (Faux News, Limbaugh, et al) have taken over and managed to brainwash millions of people into thinking less police/fire/teachers is a good thing, taxes on the wealthy is a bad thing, and SS, Medicare & Medicaid are what's destroying the country. I think it will take a total destruction of the economy & values of this country before the sheeple here realize what's hit them!”
Canada a Hewer of Wood? That's Old Hat

Canada a Hewer of Wood? That's Old Hat

Commented Jul 2, 2011 at 17:42:29 in Canada

“Oil sands, not tar sands. Remember Alberta and Sask. provide the $ to run the economic engine of Canada now”
Vancouver Rioters: What Punishment Would Fit the Crime? He Says, She Says

Vancouver Rioters: What Punishment Would Fit the Crime? He Says, She Says

Commented Jun 22, 2011 at 21:14:07 in Canada

“In the Middle East kids riot for democracy and freedom, here in Vancouver they riot because of a hockey game. Where were the parents in their upbringing? Sometimes I want to weep for where we as a society seem to be heading.”
Jack Layton Kicks Off NDP Convention By Predicting Party Will Form Next Government

Jack Layton Kicks Off NDP Convention By Predicting Party Will Form Next Government

Commented Jun 18, 2011 at 17:29:40 in Canada Politics

“Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
huffingtonpost entry

Vancouver 17 Years Later: Still Rioting

Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 15:16:25 in Canada

“To the lawyer in Vancouver - stop picking nits please. As for the article-I agree with the sentiments expressed.”

Whistlejackett on Jun 17, 2011 at 22:49:33

“I read it, it is a bit flowery, and it is quite clear but it's difficult to argue.”
Betty Fox, Mother Of Terry Fox, Dead After Illness

Betty Fox, Mother Of Terry Fox, Dead After Illness

Commented Jun 17, 2011 at 15:10:38 in Canada

“Truly a great lady.The world is a little less brighter today with her passing.”
Vancouver Riots: This City Is Still The Best City In Canada

Vancouver Riots: This City Is Still The Best City In Canada

Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 21:28:19 in Canada

“Vancouver is a fine city to visit. I try to do so every other year. That being said, a person would be hard pressed not to find boosters of every city in Canada in said cities. All cities have pluses and minuses. Can we just not let it go and feel and share the pain of the citizens for the brutal assault that those thugs did to the city?”

schrodster on Jun 16, 2011 at 21:53:53

“Fanned. I've had the pleasure of living in the 4 cities mentioned (Vanc Cal Tor Mon) plus a few more over my life. Enjoyed them all. I do have a favorite but it's not because I have any negative feelings towards the others. It's just my preference.”
Vancouver Riots: Cameras Capture Graphic Beatings (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Vancouver Riots: Cameras Capture Graphic Beatings (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 19:54:13 in Canada

“As a western Canadian I truly understand your feelings and hope they all do get caught. Bunch of punks period!”
huffingtonpost entry

Stop Oil Speculation Now

Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 14:39:08 in Politics

“Unfortunately with the powerful lobbies that exist for them as well as those for the big banks, NRA, too many politicians crumble and bow to their wishes. In fact if the cost of gas goes up, they usually up the salaries which the public has no control over. Once elected the lure of the trough is to irresistible.”

ruleoflaw66 on Jun 16, 2011 at 16:30:26

“Yep. And look at all the money those NRA types are making selling 70% of the weapons used by the drug cartels in mexico, too.”
Lisette Lapointe, Pierre Curzi and Louise Beaudoin Quit Parti Quebecois: Party In Turmoil As Key Members Leave

Lisette Lapointe, Pierre Curzi and Louise Beaudoin Quit Parti Quebecois: Party In Turmoil As Key Members Leave

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 16:41:56 in Canada Politics

“So much of what we in the West get from Quebec is filtered. Your comments remind me of what my parents say they endured in Germany in the late 1940's. An eye opener to be sure.”

SoNick on Jun 7, 2011 at 19:39:47

“I can't believe what I'm reading here. Fascists! Germany in the 40's! forced exile! What's next? Internment camps? Waterboarding for anglos? I thought I would find progressive and articulate voices at HuffPo Canada, but these comments are so far removed from reality it's laughable.”

ljkcan on Jun 6, 2011 at 18:08:08

“I had said I would not say anymore but I thank you for seeing a different side.”
Lisette Lapointe, Pierre Curzi and Louise Beaudoin Quit Parti Quebecois: Party In Turmoil As Key Members Leave

Lisette Lapointe, Pierre Curzi and Louise Beaudoin Quit Parti Quebecois: Party In Turmoil As Key Members Leave

Commented Jun 6, 2011 at 13:44:32 in Canada Politics

“As much as I disagree with the goals of their party, as a westerner I have a lot of respect for these women and the mark they have made in Canadian and Quebec society.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 30, 2011 at 13:48:09 in Canada Business

“I have been on both sides of the discussion and sadly the unions at this time are trying to do the best they can for their members. That being said, until the huge chasm of profits and bonuses to "Bosses"-management is reinvested in the worker, this situation will only get worse.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 30, 2011 at 13:45:20 in Canada Business

“well, as a person that was a union member, shop steward, negotiator as well as an owner and negotiator, I have to say that the gap between workers and "Bosses" has grown to become a battleground with little room in between for compromise. Look at the States where record profits and bonuses for management are the norm and more and more union workers are losing ground daily. I wish there was an easy solution but until contracting out of country stops, this gap will grow worse and the results are not pleasant to consider. That being said, I still think there is a compelling case for privatizing the postal service”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 21:26:33 in Canada Business

“I can't argue with that as I think that the gap has widened terribly between the middle class worker and the executives at top of corps.”

ewinkler on May 30, 2011 at 13:45:20

“well, as a person that was a union member, shop steward, negotiator as well as an owner and negotiator, I have to say that the gap between workers and "Bosses" has grown to become a battleground with little room in between for compromise. Look at the States where record profits and bonuses for management are the norm and more and more union workers are losing ground daily. I wish there was an easy solution but until contracting out of country stops, this gap will grow worse and the results are not pleasant to consider. That being said, I still think there is a compelling case for privatizing the postal service”

barrista on May 30, 2011 at 10:07:33

“And what better way to make the gap less wide than to make the middle class worker LESS wealthy and take away their benefits. But of course since they're government middle class workers... so PRIVATISE THEM!!! listen to yourself.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 21:24:53 in Canada Business

“I know one who is now taking 10 weeks!”

cogitoergodavesum on May 30, 2011 at 05:24:58

“No you don't.
You may know one who works a lot of overtime, and takes payment for it in time off, rather than cash.
Or you may just be making it up.”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 18:28:39 in Canada Business

“if you really want to blow a gasket- check out the amount of holidays they get.”

Denis Menard on May 31, 2011 at 18:25:31

“we get what we get because we earn them you get what you get because you choose to be where you are if your not happy come work for Canada Post”

ewinkler on May 30, 2011 at 13:48:09

“I have been on both sides of the discussion and sadly the unions at this time are trying to do the best they can for their members. That being said, until the huge chasm of profits and bonuses to "Bosses"-management is reinvested in the worker, this situation will only get worse.”

OxamsRazor on May 30, 2011 at 11:04:54

“Instead of beating up on the postal workers, why don't you demand the same deal at your private sector job? Why don't you organize a union? Obviously it works if you are green with envy at postal workers.

Why don't we (you, me, everyone) realize that by organizing we too can have a more civilized balance in our work/life dynamic.”

Sirlarek on May 29, 2011 at 21:11:41

“If you really want to blow a gasket look at how much you pay for executive bonuses in the private sector.”

Inchwork on May 29, 2011 at 20:38:54

“6 years in and I've got.... 3 weeks.

How's your gasket?”
Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Canada Post Strike Nears As Union Readies Employees

Commented May 29, 2011 at 17:54:55 in Canada Business

“is it true that newly married postal workers get a weeks paid marital leave? If so, privatize the corporation!”

GuyCybershy on May 29, 2011 at 18:12:10

“They ought to pay for the privilege of being allowed to marry, that would be more just.”
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