2020-05-16 UPDATE My complaint to Twitter over my union UNIFOR, Global News Saskatchewan use of the derogatory word 'scab' in thier news story to describe replacement workers at co-op refinery was deemed a violation of twitter rules.
Edmonton's 1986 Gainers strike got ugly & violent on the picket lines over wages & pensions. My 40- minute sketch study of Mary Joyce's "Thou shall not", currently on display inside the Art Gallery of Alberta.
I've been openly critical on Twitter of my union, Unifor, and Global News Regina Unifor reporters using the derogatory word "Scabs" when reporting on workers who cross the picket lines. Unifor began doxing replacement workers on social media in a video titled "Meet The Scabs", revealing names and photos of faces. Unifor removed the video from Twitter after they mistakenly featured a Regina business owner as one of the Co-op scabs. The best things in life are negotiable, or at least I thought that was the case with modern day unions. The Unifor Co-Op strike has been nothing but thuggish behavior by a bunch of bullies. Whatever happened to the love, respect and civility we are taught to show towards our neighbours? Today I'm truly ashamed of my Unifor Union's bad behavior...
2020-07-16 Over 100 in attendance, half wearing masks, during COVID19 pandemic outside the Alberta Legislature during last Saturday's protest against UCP Premier Jason Kenney's Bill 1 Critical Infrastructure Defence Act, already enacted into law June 17, 2020. The Bill is meant to discourage blockades by protesters of infrastructure and the movement of service and goods throughout the Province. Speakers at the protest included NDP MLA David Shepherd & Janis Irwin, Alberta Federation of Labour Gil McGowan, and Alberta Union of Public Employees Guy Smith. Activists connected to ExtinctionRebellion and anti Pipeline protesters, Communists, and the GreenParty leaders and activists. In the middle of this crowded protest stood the biggest hypocrites of all, the CBC, CTV, Global News, and... the corporate media taking photo ops during this deadly leathel mix of overcrowding during a pandemic. No mention at all of the overcrowding during this protest on the NewsHour. Instead, the NDP and corporate media decided to be critical about Albertans sunning on an overcrowded beach during the same weekend. More of this sort of nonsense is expected in August when hockey players from all over North America converge on Edmonton to play thier NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. COVID 19 pandemic infections are starting to spike upwards again, more people are dying and Dr Deena Hinshaw is showing frustration during press conferences after Albertans have worked so hard for months keeping covid19 numbers down. My wife Sarah is still waiting to be called back to work, pushed back from June. Last night we discussed plans if she's never called back, to live off my pension. Former NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci tweeted: Albertans have responded admirably to the #COVID19 crisis, but it was concerning to see images of crowded beaches at Sylvan Lake last weekend. The risks of the pandemic are still very real. Municipalities need clear guidance and support.
Edmonton UNIFOR members stage protest against the Government of Alberta and unifor unionized reporters and camera people report on it... Bernard Hancock 'The Roughneck' responds.
2020-07-23 THE MEDIA IS THE VIRUS/ #IStandWithMorneau #WE #IStandWithTrudeau The man has apologized over WE... WE ACCEPT! Why is the Corporate News Media going on and on with this story? Try some newsworthy stories for a change! #Democracy Politicians represent the people, not your advertising dollars and stockholders who like PostMedia trade on Wall Street. So unCanadian! #FreePress