Friday, August 24, 2007

Mike Jackson's Response to APC Intimidation


CUPE 1004 President Mike Jackson has finally seen the the media relations light. I have not been a fan of Mr. Jackson's past public comments as they appear to justify bullying behaviour.

Today his response to the Anti-Poverty Committee's (APC) criminal actions outside Mayor Sullivan's home was text book perfect.

CUPE members feared blame and breathed a sigh of relief when the APC took responsibility for the action. Picketers quickly caught that breath when the APC claimed this was done to demonstrate solidarity with striking Vancouver CUPE members.

Mr. Jackson's quick response was text book perfect:
  • denied involvement;
  • did not approve of the action;
  • stated that union members had more important issues.
"We would rather get a deal done than waste our time with these kind of petty antics," he told CTV.
Great work Mr. Jackson.

I hope your future comments will be as professional.

1 comment:

Jamie Lee Hamilton said...

Good for Mike Jackson for taking a stand against APC but he didn't go far enough. He should have stated clearly that CUPE does not tolerate its members acting out criminally under the pretext of showing its opposition to the strike.

APC/DERA employees are members of CUPE 1004 bargaining unit.