Regarding Mr. Torak and anonymous "instructors and friends" of ASL
December 1, 2015
The letters from Mr. Torak, and anonymous "instructors and friends" of ASL are not correct. Calling someone an "independent contractor" does not make him/her one in the eyes of the law. The law is quite specific about who does and does not qualify as an "independent contractor." Even if the instructors were independent contractors. which they are not, By-law No. 28 is clearly meant to encompass all those who receive regular compensation from and regularly work at the League.
By-law No. 28 was enacted to prevent coercion of people who are beholden to the Board for their jobs. We never said a particular person was or was not coerced, we just raised this concern. Further, whether an employee is asked to electioneer or not is irrelevant. The prohibition in By-law No. 28 is absolute, no electioneering by employees - period.