Union secrecy first-hand
I do not believe my union is as open to its members as they say the CAW and CEP are.
I have attended two national conventions. Even then, after repeated inquiries to union officials, I still do not know the salaries of my national president, secretary-treasurer and vice-presidents. Moreover, to attend a convention, I have to be elected as a delegate, travel across the country (the last national convention was in Vancouver) and then carefully read through the budget booklet to glean the specifics of what my national union does with my dues.
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