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BONOKOSKI: Big construction union turns on Wynne

Published: April 23, 2018, Toronto Sun (Mark Bonokoski) When the largest construction union in the country descends upon Queen’s Park to protest the ruling party of Premier Kathleen Wynne — and they cheer on Doug Ford — it is spelling the end of days for the Liberals.For the last 15 years, the Liberals have gone to the polls with the province’s unions confidently in their back pocket.But those days appear to be diminishing.The unions are wizening up..@fordnation Feels the Power ... Read more

No Canadian workers on tunnel project leads to union grievance

Windsor, October 27, 2017 - A grievance has been filed against the Michigan company performing the US$21-million ceiling replacement in the tunnel for failing to hire any Canadian workers for the job. Toebe Construction, based in Wixom, Mich., was awarded the contract for the complicated project to replace the original concrete ceiling inside the tunnel. The tunnel was closed starting Oct. 20 and is to remain closed until Monday morning at 5:30 a.m. to allow for demolition of the old ceiling. ... Read more

LiUNA!625 Proudly Supports Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s Innovative Community Initiative

Windsor, September 5, 2017 - A first-of- its kind in Canadian outdoor recreation and fitness was made possible through a major funding commitment by LiUNA!625 WindsorEssex, ChathamKent with the official opening today of the LiUNA!625 Recreation and Wellness Centre on the Hôtel Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) campus. Rob Petroni, Business Manager of LiUNA625, made the cheque presentation to HDGH’s Janice Kaffer, President and CEO, and Bill Marra, Vice President, External Affairs, Innovation and Philanthropy. The space once separating Hôtel-Dieu ... Read more

‘We could send them to work today:’ Labourers’ union hiring up to 500 construction workers

Windsor, June 7, 2017 - Labourers’ International Union of North America Local 625 announced it is hiring up to 500 construction workers over the next three weeks to bring the local labour workforce up to speed. LiUNA typically keeps a pool of workers to provide manpower to local contractors. The pool is about 300 workers short, Robert Petroni,LiUNA’s business manager, said Tuesday. “If we had them here, we could send them to work today,” Petroni said. LiUNA is holding job fairs every ... Read more

LiUNA! 625 Leads Fight In Canada’s Opioid Crisis With A Unique Benefits Plan Reimbursement

Windsor, Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — LiUNA!625, the WindsorEssex, ChathamKent Labourers’ International Union of North America Local, is pleased to announce (more…) Read more

UK Takes Note of LIUNA 625 Canabis Initiative

A local branch of the Canadian construction union Labourers’ International Union of North America (Liuna) is introducing medicinal marijuana coverage into its benefits plan. The benefit is being introduced by Liuna!625, the union’s Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent branch, which represents 1,500 members and their families. The new benefit, which has been designed to support members’ health and wellbeing, will cover select, naturally-grown, pharmagrade medicinal cannabis products. Members and their families will also have access to counselling, guidance, and prescription services during treatment. Rob Petroni, ... Read more


Windsor, Thursday, October 13, 2016 — The Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) announced a three-year commitment from LiUNA! (Labourers’ International Union of North America) as the festival’s People’s Choice Award Sponsor. People’s Choice Award is considered the festival’s top prize. Upon exiting each screening, audience members are handed a ballot to rate the film. These numbers are tallied throughout the festival, and the film with the highest average audience rating is crowned People’s Choice Award winner. Last year, WIFF ... Read more

Gordie Howe bridge plaza work making significant progress

September 1, 2016, One million tonnes of gravel has been hauled to the 132-acre plaza site of the the Gordie Howe International Bridge, creating a manmade hill which stands eight metres tall. Where a year ago there was a mass of trees and shrubbery on the outskirts of the city’s west end, there is now a mound of gravel brought in on 30 ships from Ohio, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Leamington and Manitoulin Island to form a massive base for the ... Read more

Special Award for Conservation: Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway

January 22, 2016, Essex Region Conservation Authority Presentation of 2015 Conservation Award Winners The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway set precedents in many ways: the project scope, the multiple levels of environmental issues that needed to be addressed, and the creative solutions that were implemented to ensure that this massive project benefited the overall environmental sustainability of our region. An ecosystem approach was taken for the planning of all ecological work including fisheries and wetland compensation, species at risk mitigation and ... Read more

Short-list of contractors to build Gordie Howe bridge released

January 20, 2016, The Windsor Star A shortlist of three contractors among six who applied to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge project was released Wednesday as the plan now enters its final bidding phase to select a winning builder. The three groups are listed as Legacy Link Partners, Bridging North America and CanAm Gateway Partners. The new Detroit River crossing project includes plazas on both sides of the border and new feeder road to connect with I-75 in Detroit. The Howe ... Read more
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