Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Union leader urges teachers to get political,

Louise Brown, Education Reporter, Toronto Star,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011,

Doesn't Sam Hammond, head of Canada's largest teacher's union realize that the days of heavy-handed union bullying are over! Or worse, doesn't he realize he just gave the Ontario opposition leader a boost? By not inviting Conservative leader Tim Hudak to speak at the annual meeting of the Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario meeting, once again, we have a union leader dictating just who and who not his members can listen to! His teachers are smart people who can make up their own minds! With union leadership like this, is it any wonder why union membership continues it's steep decline?  Should Sam do what Ann Dembinski, head of CUPE local 79 just did and simply get out of the kitchen?

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