Anyone have some familiarity with the activities of the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC)?
I have heard that they are contractor/employer friendly, and their website suggests the same:
While the union is not affiliated with any church or religious group, it bases its approach to labour relations on certain key beliefs: that all human beings must be treated with dignity and respect; that workplace justice is vital; that workplace cooperation is better than workplace warfare; and that workers should have choices, even when it comes to union matters.
Why do people support CLAC even though they are not represented by it?
They believe that the old-style unionism traps people into Big-Brother-like unions that hold them hostage to an outdated adversarial agenda of worker pitted against management. Solidarity members pay dues because they believe the best way to effect change is to sign their names and become an active part of an organization that makes a tangible difference.
I have also heard that they have made advances in Alberta. I'm interested in having a conversation about their activities in/against the labour movement. Anyone know anything?