Commentary

Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

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JANUARY 19, 2015

A reality check for the neo-con set

Municipal wages withstand negative Fraser Institute 'spin' In November, thousands of British Columbians put their names forward to run as...

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JANUARY 12, 2015

Southern Railway is no victim—David Black

COPE 378 President David Black, in a letter to the editor of the New Westminster Record, takes on Southern Railway’s misleading claim...

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2014

Portland Hotel Society workers lead by example

If you were a delegate to CUPE BC’s convention in April, you know all about the Portland Hotel Society and...

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Thanks for your commitment and solidarity, K-12 CUPE members

As you all know, B.C. teachers yesterday voted to ratify the tentative agreement reached earlier in the week between the...

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AUGUST 29, 2014

Labour Day a symbol of workers’ struggle

Let’s face it, for most people in our society, the real meaning of Labour Day has faded over the years....

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AUGUST 12, 2014

BC Liberals must reinvest in environmental standards and enforcement

When I saw the images on TV and the internet of the tailings pond beach at the Mount Polley mine...

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APRIL 9, 2014

Convention to set stage for political action heading into local elections

Welcome to the Convention 2014 edition of the Public Employee. You’ll notice a new look and a new logo for...

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JANUARY 29, 2014

Uniting for fairness: strengthening our union and our movement

These are difficult times for union members in Canada. Over the past several decades, labour leaders and activists in our...

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NOVEMBER 25, 2013

Business’ group’s claims of over taxation inaccurate, misleading

Note: This column was originally submitted to The Vancouver Sun on November 12, 2013. Nobody is crazy about paying taxes...