Saturday, April 22, 2006

A Predatory Message from Dave Coles

ok, got it, the missing or censored or disappeared original and hastily removed yet very revealing CEP West March 2006 newsletter article from Dave "the predator" Coles:

A Message from Dave Coles
In addition we are branching into the construction sector, which is new for us. First, we negotiated an affiliation agreement with the BC Provincial Council of Carpenters which became the Construction, Maintenance and Allied Workers (CMAW). Subsequently we formed CEP Local 470 which represents construction workers at JVD Mill Services.

In the past few weeks we have made several certification applications in BC and Alberta.This is partly a strategic move to protect our certification from other predatory trade unions but, more importantly it is to increase employment opportunities for our in-plant members.

What is critical in our ability to successfully organize is input and support from you, our members. It is next to impossible to organize any workplace without inside contacts. We urge you to talk about our union with your friends and neighbours and when you find interest in CEP from someone at a non-union workplace please contact any of the region’s vice presidents.

for comparison, the changed newsletter excerpt and CEP link is at A Message from Dave Coles
In the past few weeks we have made several certification applications in BC and Alberta. We are both protecting our in-plant maintenance work for CEP members and creating an opportunity to have more CEP members perform other industrial capital work.


well Dave, we get the message, and if you have a problem with this post your kid has my email address and phone number from back in the days when I mistakenly trusted him too, so save us all some trouble and resign now

signed dave livingston, local 2300


Anonymous said...

This guy makes Mac look good

Anonymous said...

it's kind of funny how the original message gets faxed to 2806 kingsway and the next day it's changed. What are they trying to hide?