The Oldtown News, written by Jamie Lee Hamilton, connected the dots between APC, DERA and CUPE. Unfortunately she mistook my request for evidence as an attack on her research. For that I apologize.
APC'DERA AT IT AGAIN was posted August 24th with the following quote:
The opposition municipal party Vision and CUPE unions must immediately distance themselves from this latest action by APC/DERA. It is widely known that DERA/APC workers are part of CUPE 1004, a striking Union. Vision has supported APC/DERA and of course receives significant contributions from CUPE.I sent the following comment / question:
At 9:16 PM, Picket Boy said...Today, Ms Hamilton responded with:
It is widely known that DERA/APC workers are part of CUPE 1004, a striking Union.
That is quite the claim - what evidence do you have to support it?
PICKET BOY DISPUTES CLAIM
I don't recall disputing Ms Hamilton's work but I am a stickler for details.
Ms Hamilton's blog outlines which APC members are employed by DERA. A CUPE membership is required of all DERA employees.
If true, hopefully, union leaders have dealt with these rogue members. Their actions only hurt the work and efforts of the union they claimed solidarity with.