PAST CAMPAIGNS

UNION BACKS DOWN ON BOGUS LEGAL CHALLENGES – 94% VOTE TO DECERTIFY

A Manitoba Tim Horton’s employee applied to decertify a union on behalf of 28 out of 34 employees. A vote was held, but the ballot box was sealed upon the union’s request. Manitoba’s outrageously union-slanted legislation entitles the union to see all employee names and signatures when employees file to get rid of a union.  But employees and employers do not get to see union cards when unions apply to unionize employees.  In Manitoba unions get to organize behind a veil of secrecy while employees must get rid of them in public. If that’s not enough, the union can delay a ballot count by throwing up bogus allegations and demand a Hearing and force every card signer to testify about how, when and where each decertification supporter signed up. This can never happen to a union.  These employees fought to get the ballots counted against a well-funded union.  In the end the union gave up when the employees showed up with a lawyer ready to help employees testify under this terrible pro-union leader scheme.  Thanks for the generous support that enabled the employee to prepare her case.  When the vote was counted the union lost: 94% to 6 % (29 to 2)!!!

UNION FAILS TO TERMINATE IKEA EMPLOYEES

35 IKEA employees exercised their legal right to work during a Teamsters strike in Richmond BC. The Teamsters put them on trial, expelled them from union Membership. This led to 17 months of union bullying and legal tactics trying to get them fired. In the end the BC Labour Board refused and then BC’s highest profile Arbitrator Vince Ready ordered an end to the strike. In doing so he said the 35 got to keep their jobs and never had to join the union again. The employees incurred huge legal fees protecting themselves.

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CANADA’S WORST LABOUR BOARD OVERTURNED

For decades many lawyers across Canada have privately called the Federal Labour Board Canada’s worst. In 2013 CIBC employees in Sudbury filed an Application to get rid of the Steelworkers Union from their bank branches. AFTER their Application was filed, the union filed cancellations signed by a very small number of these employees. Incredibly the Board ruled that on a union drive such cancellations of support MUST be filed BEFORE the union applies to unionize a workplace without a vote. But on a decertification application the Board ruled what NO OTHER BOARD in Canada has ever ruled. Cancellations can be filed afterwards – they do not have to be filed before like on a union application. The employees challenged this outrageous ruling.  On Appeal the Labour Board reversed itself in a very harsh ruling.  Now these employees are union-free.

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