Saturday, May 02, 2009

CEP Union weblog
Following the activities of the Communication Energy and Paperworkers Union

Union Bosses Hide From Angry Membership
It seems that some brothers and sisters are not happy with what is happening at FTQ Construction. How many FTQ Construction members does CEP have? How many CMAW construction members does CEP have? How many construction members does CEP have?

Wed, 2009-04-15 14:52.
Kathy Coulombe

Internal dissension at Quebec's biggest union: About 300 demonstrators staged a protest outside the FTQ's Cremazie Boulevard office-tower over the noon hour then moved on to Anjou to the offices of "FTQ-Construction" on the Met.

The painters, glaziers, heavy machinery operators and electrians came from across the province to complain about what they see as a bad atmosphere in their union after the election of new directors last November.

The protesters wanted to talk with their union leadership, but the building was locked-down when the first busload of demonstrators pulled-up.

1 comment:

michael biskar said...

Hey! I'm an organizer with UNITEHERE on the Hotel Workers Rising campaign in Indianapolis, IN. Indianapolis hotel workers are engaged in a struggle of historic proportions. There are currently no union hotels in America's 12th largest city, yet huge majorities of workers at the Sheraton, Westin, and Hyatt Regency hotels have demanded a card-check neutrality agreement. They have yet to hear back from the hotel owners. Work conditions in Indianapolis hotels are really tough. Housekeepers routinely clean up to 30 rooms per day and make just $7.25/hr. We've just put together an inspirational video documenting this 2-year struggle. It would be great if you could put it up on your blog for people to watch. Thank you,