Another big union blindly defends a union member – this member accused by a customer – a passenger on a regional transit system (Toronto’s “TTC”) – who saw him urinating in public while on duty in full view of at least that one passenger. Who of course complained.
Couldn’t happen on account of our members always abide by proper manners and decorum! claimed the union boss who wasn’t there but chose to slam both the customer/passenger/witness and those in management who dared sympathize with the passenger/witness, and who as management properly apologized on behalf of the entire taxpayer-owned and run operation. The union held its ground, refusing to apologize. Ya see he was just talking on his cell phone, see! claimed the union boss. In fact he was discussing work-related matters on it at the time!
“[T]he worker in question was using his cellphone to check on a work assignment … verified by an internal TTC investigation.”
– Union boss Bob Kinnear of the Amalgamated Transit Union
This is a perfectly reasonable explanation because as we know, new humans born after 1985 or so and who are union members have ears and mouths in their crotch area. It’s new! (And they must face a wall while using cell phones now – also new. And the new “smartphones” leak. Did not know that didja?).
But it was this remark, posted at a Canadian news site, which solidified the claim of union drivers always abiding by the principle of proper decorum. Note that this is from the official union spokesman:
Union spokesman Bill Reno offered his own opinion on the attention drawn by the negative incident.
“It’s f—ing unfortunate. F—ing unfortunate,” he said. “The airwaves are filled with hatred for TTC drivers.
“It didn’t f—ing happen. And our people are getting creamed out there.”
See, the union always employs proper decorum no matter who they are f—ing addressing. F—ing always.