Within two weeks of her statements caught on video, where she implied Israel's existence is illegitimate and voiced her support for sanctions and a boycott aimed at Canada's only democratic ally in the Middle East, The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) gave Libby Davies its "Solidarity Award."
NUPGE is comprised of 11 component unions, including some of the largest public service unions in Canada, such as the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the BC Government and Service Employees Union as well as the Canadian Union of Brewery and General Workers.
Rather than focus exclusively on workers' rights, NUPGE has placed a significant amount of focus on the Harper government's approach to International Affairs and other policies that have nothing to do with labour conditions for Canadian union members.
Politics all paid for with union members' dues.
News like this reminds me that we pay way too much for public employees and beer in this country.