TORONTO, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - If you liked Made in the USA - Tim Hudak's plan to cut your wages you're going to love the sequel.
Friday May 9, at its annual meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention
Centre, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is launching
its latest video - Tim Hudak's Plan B - STILL planning to cut your wages.
"Made in the USA," detailed the disastrous impact the so-called
right-to-work law Tim Hudak wants to bring to Ontario has had on the
American middle class. In an apparent about face last February 21st however, Mr. Hudak yanked the union-busting legislation from his policy
platform but added that he had something "much bigger" in mind.
So what is "Hudak's Plan B"?
It's well known that Ontario's Conservative leader looks south of the
border for inspiration. In January 2011, Wisconsin's Republican
Governor, Scott Walker may have provided Hudak with a blueprint on how
to crush a union without enacting a right-to-work law.
Walker passed a package of anti-union legislation that cut public sector
workers' take home pay, tied up unions in red tape, privatized public
services and shut workers' elected leaders out of public policy debates
- all measures identical to planks still in Tim Hudak's June election
Hudak's Plan B is a lively 7 ½ minute look by respected journalist Bill Gillespie at
the Wisconsin experience and its possible links to the future of
Ontario labour relations.
In it, OPSEU President Warren Smokey Thomas warns OPSEU's 130,000
members, that the June 12, 2014 Ontario election "is very, very
"If Hudak wins a majority," he says, "It's your job that's at stake.
It's your future that's at stake. It's your pension plan that's at
Watch Hudak's Plan B now at http://youtu.be/rF9wBB0iBGU
For further information:
Bill Gillespie: 647-786-4332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org