In the "I wish I'd thought of that" department, this graphic was submitted yesterday:
with this text: "many Elk Falls employees were observed wearing this sticker on their hardhats"
On a further note, CMAW EST (or Mr. President as he is known on Kingsway) Jan Noster showing up at Local 2300's union meeting last night and volunteered to answer some rather pointed questions about the direction our union is going. When asked by this erstwhile reporter whether or not affiliating with CMAW is good for our Local considering that it is the Allied Hydro Agreement that fills out our dance card, His Nibs responded with true presidential candor: "Well, Doc, ya know, that depends on what your definition of is is." After several hours of such good-natured banter the general consensus reveals we seem to be stuck in some weird limbo between the nearly moribund (but not legally dead) BCPC, the much ballyhooed but lately reviled CMAW and what is revealed as our next incarnation as automatons in CEP 3000.
I explained to CMAW 1995 Prez Randy Smith, who was also present at our meeting, and who did not appreciate some of the comments that are posted on this weblog and assumed I gleefully preview each and say "oh boy, here's a good one, let's put it on the blog" - that no, comments do not go through me, they are automatic and while I can remove them (and do admit to being biased), I do not censor comments or edit articles other than my own. I did give him a specific example of a comment that would be removed should it appear, but hope that the majority of our members will remember the oath they took upon joining our union: "to be charitable in judgement of our brother and sister members."
CEP VP Dave "King" Coles is an exception of course, and a deserving target for revulsion and satire as he has muddied the union waters, meddled in our affairs and divided our union for his personal aggrandizement and is as bad as McCarron for denying the members a voice.
fraternally, dave livingston, CMAW Local Unit 2300, elected warden BC Carpenters Local 2300 and member CEP Canadian Freelance Union