mjohnston wrote:I don't understand how picketers are allowed to block traffic and impede peoples' movements. IMHO, anyone who does that should be arrested and charged; it has nothing to do with the grievances they have with their employer. If anything, the only thing it achieves is to make people angry and create the risk of violent confrontation.
Idiotic. Polce overtime costs paid out of taxes our pockets, just to patrol & manage the picket.
Cayenne spray or mace - which is less cruel for the first idiot who so much as even touches me when I try to walk in a store? Any and all physical contact = assault.
kwjd wrote:I agree the union should be fighting for this. That being said, the bargaining power of the union is artifically inflated because the LCBO is a monopoly..........people should be upset when the LCBO goes on strike. Without the LCBO open, we are in a quasi prohibition in Ontario.
Good point, the LCBO are like an essential retail service because they are THE ONLY retail of its kind here and are solely relied upon by many other parts of the economy!! They can't just go and f*ck with all the consumers and sellers in Ontario as a bargaining position, unless they are willing to give up
all the consumers in Ontario, permanently. In the latter case it's completely fair for them to bargain & to lose it all with no "public reliance" safety net.
Otherwise this strike demonstrably proves the contempt which our public intstitutions have always had for the Ontario public they supposedly serve.
It's exposed. People now see it and it rouses the kind of public objection that is rarely felt. Rarely do we get a fair shot at pulling them down via exposure in the media, and you know what, I still bet you they are too afraid to piss of the public because of this very real possibility.