Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Global News Unifor Employees Promote #HateNews while covering strike

Over the past week I've been openly critical on twitter of my union Unifor & Global News Regina Unifor reporters their use of the derogatory word "Scabs" when reporting on workers who cross the picket lines. Unifor began doxing replacement workers on social media "Meet The Scabs", revealing names and photos of faces but has since removed the video from twitter after a they mistakenly featured a Regina business owner as one of the Co-op scabs.

If people who use the derogatory N word to describe dark skin folks are considered #racists in society, F word is used to describe homosexual men are homophobes, what do you call Global news employees, members of Unifor union who describe temporary workers with a derogatory term #SCABS on public airwaves? My name is Doug Brinkman and I'm an honourary Unifor retiree who knows what it's like being labeled a scab by union members and treated as such when I worked for the Edmonton Journal 27 years in a unionized pressroom. Bullied and harrassed by my union peers not because I crossed a picket line, but because the Edmonton Journal hired me a "non union worker" who had worked for the Edmonton Sun when the union GCIU 255C (Now Unifor) could not fill its contract obligations providing a unionized journeymen pressmen to fill a position. The contract allowed for the Edmonton Journal to find a journeyman pressman of thier choice and that's how I got hired. The Supervisor warned me my first day that I should be careful because I was not well liked by my union. What followed for me the next 27 years was sexual, physical and verbal abuse including death threats and an attempt on my life when screws were placed into my tires several times during my final year inside the Edmonton Journal parking lot. Regardless that I had paid union dues 27 years, organized shops, and sat on the union executive board I was still regarded a scab and treated as such by some (not all) of my union peers. So again I ask why are my UNIFOR brothers and sisters at Global News calling hard working men and women trying to earn a living and providing for thier families 'scabs?' Scabs is a derogatory word that could inspire some union members to resort to violence, racism, anger, hate and death threats towards these workers and thier families?

Your treatment at the hands of the union at the Journal was a disgrace. Some guys had your back, but not many.
Unifor Union (Retired) Co-Worker. 

Bernard Hancock 'The Roughneck" Responds to my question 
 Global/Unifor Employees participate in protest against UCP cuts.

"The media is hostile to the government"
Cheryl Oates, communications director to former Premier Notley

Alberta Legislature Citizen Free News Press Pass (Denied)
2 years 211 days Picket Continues into 2020 

Tweet: 2019-01-15 unemployed Bernard Hancock responds to my #Ableg press pass (DENIED) picket. My first meeting & interview with Bernard Hancock during an anti #NDP rally 2015 YouTube reached thousands/ Back up again Feb 2019 FULL YOUTUBE He's work'n again on the rigs in GP

No Free Press inside the Alberta Legislature
Corporate news, some unionized employees block my access. 
Only corporate paid employees get passes.

Albertans Have A Voice, They Will Be Heard! 

2007 Civil Information Activism 2013
Active Citizenship - Free News Sharing

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