Monday, July 03, 2006

Dave "Pulp Fiction" Coles has become the tired old face of Canadian corporate unionism...

The Pulper - (from the June 2006 The Pulper, CEP Local 1129 in PDF format)
Campaign in Construction
Just below is the text of a bulletin received from CEP Western Region Vice President Dave Coles. He has asked that we send it along to members.

It should be noted that both of the events reported in this bulletin are causing a large amount of comment, much of it negative, among building trades unions in BC and Alberta. The Pulper doesn’t have the time or space to analyze these developments in this issue, but watch for more on this in future issues.

blog note: the text of the bulletin referred to above can also be read here

Coles Stepping Up, As Payne Steps Down?
Members to Choose CEP Convention Delegate(s)
Brother Brian Payne, who has been CEP national president for six years, has announced he will not be seeking re-election. CEP Western Region Vice President Dave Coles has thrown his hat into the ring as a candidate for the top spot. Which means that other members (traditionally all national reps) will be vying for the VP job.

blog note: the following was part of an article posted at a Local 592, CEP. Port Alberni, B.C. weblog relating to Coles' "Pulp Fiction" Survival Agreement
Tim Thompson - Viewpoint: Forward Look Article - April 2006
"The best thing that could happen would be for a better candidate to run against Dave Coles at the Constitutional Convention in the fall. Hopefully a good candidate will step forward and be successful."
and this is currently posted at CEP 1123 Online:
VP Coles Attends Special Meeting ...
Plenty of Questions - Not Many Answers...
"The sad thing is we may not have any friends left in the trade union movement if Brother Coles and Hughf keep undercutting our brothers and sisters in the union movement."
PPWC letter to Dave Coles, CEP: "Dear Brother Coles;
PPWC Local #2 Executive and Membership are absolutely in shock and awe that you and some of your supporters would stoop so low and undermine both CEP and PPWC Labour Agreements. In your quest to grow your membership you formed CEP Local #470 and signed on to a much inferior contract."


Anonymous said...

People who live in glass houses etc. etc.
PPWC cuts a deal in Prince George
allowing CLAC on site in exchange for some dollars to fluff up their pension.
Then some PPWC members have a lapse of memory and then crucify CEP for organizing the unorganized.
PPWC, clean up your own back yard.

Anonymous said...

coles looks good - the cryogenics worked it seems - so cut him some slack