Tuesday, June 23, 2009


The Toronto Star continues to disgrace itself. In the middle of this story on a picketer who was struck by a car on legal picket lines, they throw in this nonsense from a disgruntled union member:
At the Bermondsey transfer station in the east end near Eglinton Ave. E. and Victoria Park Ave., picketer Ed Barber spoke out about the leaders in the two locals of the Canadian Union of Public Workers that took their members off the job at 12:01 a.m. Monday.

"The union doesn't have any concrete leadership or organization," said Barber, who works for the Toronto water department.

"This is stupid. We should be at work. There's a recession. Why don't people understand that."
So, in other words, the strike vote didn't go the way he wanted, so he's going to sit on the picket lines and complain to reporters. Meanwhile, the thousands of union members who voted in favour of the strike and support their leadership aren't mentioned at all in the article.

And, as said, this story leads with a picketer being struck by a car. Even when union members are being attacked by other people, the Star just can't stop bashing. I'd say it was unbelievable, but, really, does anyone have trouble believing this?

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