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“What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us?”

It’s decision time for the Conservative Party. Delegates vote Saturday on anti-labour proposals that, if passed, will become party policy. The motions are about one thing: undermining bargaining rights. What better time to watch this two-minute video, made back in 2007 in Australia. “What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us?,” a brilliant rip-off from […]

November 2, 2013

It’s decision time for the Conservative Party. Delegates vote Saturday on anti-labour proposals that, if passed, will become party policy. The motions are about one thing: undermining bargaining rights.

What better time to watch this two-minute video, made back in 2007 in Australia. “What Have The Unions Ever Done For Us?,” a brilliant rip-off from a scene in Monty Python’s The Life of Brian, was part a fight back campaign against John Howard’s anti-union agenda.

The labour movement won that fight – Howard, a pal of Stephen Harper’s, was tossed out of government before the year was over.

 

 

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Buttoned up at #CPC13
Buttoned up at #CPC13

Buttoned up at #CPC13

The Conservative Party convention has brought out people’s button A-games. Here’s a sampling: http://storify.com/PressProgress/buttons-aren-t-just-for-the-left-wing-anymore/embed?header=false [View the story “Buttons aren’t just for the left wing anymore” on Storify]

November 1, 2013

The Conservative Party convention has brought out people’s button A-games. Here’s a sampling:

http://storify.com/PressProgress/buttons-aren-t-just-for-the-left-wing-anymore/embed?header=false