Monday, September 10, 2012

Union support for contentious political issues raises concerns

Organizations' support for controversial issues may have gone too far, says Catholic Civil Rights League
Protesters organized by the Canadian Auto Workers Union show their displeasure
with the New Abortion Caravan earlier this summer. Special to The B.C. Catholic.
The B.C. Catholic has a story by CCN's Deborah Gyapong about the growing concerns that unions are using workers' money to fund contentious political action campaigns:
The days may be numbered for union support of contentious political causes, something the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) has been working towards for a long time.
While the League has been concerned about union support for so-called same-sex marriage and other issues in opposition to Catholic teaching, the tipping point for political change may be the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) recent support for separatist candidates in the Sept. 4 Quebec provincial election .
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre, who is parliamentary secretary to the transport minister, promised to urge his cabinet colleagues to bring in legislation that would allow employees to opt out of paying union dues.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website. 

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