The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union likes to call itself the biggest energy union in Canada. It’s likely true, they represent thousands of workers across the oil patch in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
So why are they trying to kill the jobs of the very people they represent?
If I was a CEP member I’d be asking lots of questions about where my dues money goes.
The union loudly proclaimed their support for the Sierra Club organized rally in Washington this past weekend that saw speakers like Van Jones call for the oil to stay in the ground.
Van Jones is of course the former green jobs czar in the Obama administration who was forced to resign after several controversies arose including – his past involvement with a communist group, his support of a cop killer, his signing of a 9-11 truth petition claiming the Bush administration may have allowed the terrorist attacks to happen.
Good company CEP is keeping there.
Notice how Jones called for all oil to stay in the ground, that is the position of the Sierra Club as well when it comes to the oil sands. These people don’t just oppose the pipeline, the oppose the entire industry.
Yet CEP and the workers they represent support this morally and financially.
CEP also supports this kind of activity here in Canada where they are a major backer of the far left website rabble.ca.
Rabble wants to ensure that not only are Keystone and the Northern Gateway pipeline blocked but also that Line 9, the existing pipeline from Sarnia to Montreal is not reversed. CEP says they support Line 9, which would see oil from Alberta flow east into Montreal instead of out of the country, but they fund groups that organize to stop that pipeline.
If you pay dues to the CEP, I’d suggest it is time you called Dave Coles on the carpet and demand an explanation – and probably a refund.
Marc Morano has more from his trip into the crowd.