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Orazietti builds support among local construction unions

Wednesday, June 11, 2014   by: Staff


Campaign welcomes more support from local union leadership
Today, Liberal candidate David Orazietti welcomed further support from local union leaders for the Ontario Liberal plan for the economy.

“We are the only party with a comprehensive, long-term infrastructure plan for the province that will support upgrades to vital infrastructure and keep Sault Ste. Marie moving forward,” said Orazietti. “The PC’s are promising to cut 1,400 jobs in our city and the NDP clearly don’t have a plan to support our local economy. The last time the NDP represented Sault Ste. Marie, our unemployment rate to skyrocketed to 19%. We can’t afford to go back there and we can’t afford Tim Hudak’s deep cuts.”

“David has been a very strong advocate for numerous local infrastructure projects that have helped to improve our city and create quality, well-paying jobs for Sault residents. The Liberal plan to invest $130 million over the next ten years to build and renew vital public infrastructure, as well as the $29 billion designated transportation infrastructure fund, make important investments in workers that support our industry and keep our city moving forward.” 

- Dino Biasucci, President, Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association

“Local infrastructure projects help to create good jobs in our city, and under David’s leadership there have been significant provincial investments in these types of projects in Sault Ste. Marie. A long-term public infrastructure plan will help strengthen our economy and support workers while making our city and even better place to live.”

- Bruce Palmer, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1687


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rockbanger 6/11/2014 6:38:19 PM Report

These locals are deceptive... Not geared to employ people...Sounds like they are but they are not.

These and other local trade unions troll young people and have them sign up for their locals and charge them money... Telling the young people that when work picks up they will be in a good position to get hired on now that they are in the union?
Well this is seldom the reality and the young people are out the monies paid out.

Terrible and should be illegal.

Be cautious as to what company you keep and who is in the gang!

Javaman 6/11/2014 7:18:36 PM Report

It tool until the day before the election to get this support? Too little too late.
Gurpy 6/11/2014 7:31:32 PM Report

NDP is in FIRST place in the Toronto area. Saw it on Facebook.
asp 6/11/2014 7:51:44 PM Report

Come on he hasn't helped you guys and now your backing him. I think you really need to wake up amd smell the Roses.
borj 6/11/2014 8:10:01 PM Report

O.K. Dino and Bruce this is all great..but where is all the money going to come from for this infrastructure? The liberals or fiberals have buried this province in debt so bad it ain't even funny...Of course unions love this cause of the big paying jobs but if the project fails who cares the liberals pay for it....or we do...David O talks big plans but really it ain't happin
molder2 6/11/2014 8:15:39 PM Report

You are so right borj...l so hope tomorrow their Empire falls...
I'm In 6/11/2014 8:33:32 PM Report

I agree with all you posters on this one
kristie 6/11/2014 8:47:32 PM Report


I think you should maybe do a little research and talk to someone in a union before you make statements. I am a member of IBEW 1687 and the statements you made about unions preying on younger people is completely untrue. I work with people of all of ages everyday. I know plenty of 30-50 year olds just getting into our local. Just a few facts for you to read:

Younger people in our local do not pay any fees to join or work. Our union does not ask for union dues until over half way through our 5 year apprenticeship and when you do pay union dues it is very minimal. So your comment of promises and fees is just an uneducated comment.

I have been a part of 1687 for 2 years now and have not went more then a week of not working. I have never been made any false promises of work for life.

About unions not caring about a job failing is so far from the truth. Im in my mid thirties and have never seen so much proffesionals on a single job that honestly care about quality of work and making deadlines

The unions provide second to none training for safety as well as work related training.

Also the union provides a middle class living for the employees which in turn pumps money into our local economy. Who do you think is buying new vehicles, new houses, fourwheelers and snowmachines and so forth. If we lose the middle class where do you think the economy would be?

Without local unions all of the big local projects will be going to companies from elsewhere which in turn destroys our local economy.

Travese Premo

66cherokee 6/11/2014 11:25:11 PM Report

It may be the union execs that back them, but what about the rank and file???? They don't have to toe the line. They should vote as they wish. We live in a democracy, and should not be told who to vote for.
rockbanger 6/12/2014 5:51:15 AM Report


you are wrong... I have nephew and his friend who were preyed upon in such manner.

When things are slow the locals generate money off of young people looking four work.

when things are busy it is a system that works.

MYPOINT 6/12/2014 7:07:49 AM Report

David O has got to GO
PC Fremlin might be nice but at what price?
This is to say .. NDP all the way

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