Commentary is the blog of Paul Faoro, CUPE BC President

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...

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...

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...

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...

NOVEMBER 6, 2013

Community Social Service Worker Appreciation Day statement

Wednesday, November 6 is Community Social Service (CSS) Worker Appreciation Day, and in addition to showing gratitude to those workers...

OCTOBER 16, 2013

Prince George facing challenges and opportunities

Since my election as your president last April, I’ve been trying to spend as much time as I can out...


This Labour Day, let’s reflect on our accomplishments—and work even harder

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

JANUARY 23, 2013

Support for local businesses reaps benefits for everyone

What’s the best way of creating jobs and building a stronger economy in British Columbia?  Many economic development “experts” and...

JANUARY 11, 2013

CUPE BC in Solidarity With Idle No More

CUPE BC is honoured to add our voice to the growing chorus of support for the grassroots Idle No More...