If any of you happen to work somewhere that is unionized, you should be a little bit frightened after reading this.
There’s a story in the news about a guy named George Pavlovszky who works for the city of Moncton New Brunswick here in Canada. He was fired, and quite rightly so I might add, after showing up to work drunk, armed with a shotgun and demanding to speak to his supervisors. Well, the Canadian Union Of Public Employees, or CUPE for short, has decided to file a grievance against the city to get him his job back. The city has said that they’re going to fight the case, thank God. A union representative said that even though the union has no legal obligation to fight for the man’s job, he paid the ultimate price in the workplace by having been fired.
So what about the people that Pavlovszky was trying to hunt down? Couldn’t they have paid the ultimate price in the workplace by being killed by a drunken union member? I guess that doesn’t seem to matter to these people. I know unions are all about protecting workers who have no business being protected from anything, let alone employed half the time but come on, this is going a little too far. This guy is potentially a danger to everybody there, and CUPE, which is one of the biggest unions in the country, still feels the need to fight for him. By the way, I should also mention that Pavlovszky is currently in jail after being convicted on weapons charges following the incident.
The story never mentioned where this guy worked, but for some reason, I’m betting on the post office.