Thursday, June 15, 2006

"...I think the honourable thing to do would be to resign." - 2003 Convention Archives

BCPC Convention Opening Address by Len Embree, April 10, 2003 excerpts:

"We've got decisions to make at this Convention; the resolutions are there. Even (United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America General President) Douglas J. McCarron had to admit, under cross examination, that if this convention passes resolutions and gives the officers and the Executive Board direction, we're obligated to follow them. Out of the great man's mouth.

So, whatever this group decides, and that we take out to the members and they decide, not only will we support it, we're obligated to carry it out. If we don't do that, then I think the honourable thing to do would be to resign.

I think our membership is absolutely determined to govern their own affairs, to elect their own officers, to vote on any mergers - those are the principles we started with six or seven years ago - and we will do that with the support and help, probably, of a number of Canadian unions. And I don't see anything but success down the line.

So I welcome you to the Convention. I am looking forward to the debate. And I'm looking forward to the results of this coming year."

9 comments:

d@ve said...

The Emperor has no clothes.

A man is as good as his words.

the legacy crumbles...

Anonymous said...

Its one thing to bandy about words like "honourable thing to do" its quite another to live up to them.

What are you going to do Len & Pat? The members are becoming impatient.

Anonymous said...

You dumb fucks, quit fucking arround if any of you had a shred of conscience you would do what is right for the members and not what feels good in the pocketbook,
this goes for you embre, you have sucked enough money out of this union.
first you fucked up the pension plan now you fucked up what is left of the union, keep it up you assholes in kingsway and there will be nothing left

Wax L. O'Quint said...

Nice talk Randy, fight the band that heeds you. Duh! Duhmbo!

Anonymous said...

3 MONTHS 29 DAYS TO GO.

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3 MONTHS 28 DAYS TO GO.

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3 MONTHS 26 DAYS TO GO.

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3 MONTHS 25 DAYS.

Anonymous said...

3 months 17 days.