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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

LiUNA! ANNOUNCED AS WIFF PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD SPONSOR

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

Wage gap favours unionized workers

Aug 27, 2014, The Windsor Star Unionized workers in Windsor make $7.43 more per hour than non-unionized workers according to a study released Wednesday by the Canadian Labour Congress. Windsor’s unionized wage rates also bettered the provincial average wage gap of $6.42 per hour between the non-unionized and unionized workforces. The report examined the wages for unionized and non-unionized workers in 76 metropolitan and other census areas in Canada. CLC president Hassan Yussuff said those wages have a ripple effect in the region’s ... Read more

New DRIC bridge CEO described as ‘right guy’ to get job done

Aug 10, 2014, The Windsor Star A lot of high-ranking bureaucrats and politicians have taken over the reigns the past decade to push the planned government-backed Detroit River bridge to the brink of construction. Enter CEO Mike Cautillo and board chairman Mark McQueen — named last week as leaders of the new Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority by the Harper government to get the job done. “I’m very conscious a lot of good people brought things this far,” McQueen said. “Now it is our ... Read more

Job numbers for new bridge should mirror parkway project, union leader says

Aug 07, 2014, The Windsor Star Up to 5,000 workers may be employed during the duration of the Detroit River International Crossing bridge project — matching the numbers which have worked on the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway, according to local officials. Both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt have vowed thousands of jobs — potentially between 10,000 to 15,000 – are coming to help build the planned Detroit River bridge. But based on local experience with the parkway ... Read more

Parkway Landscape Takes Shape

Jul 11, 2014, The Windsor Star If you've been in Windsor’s west end lately you've probably noticed the small army of landscapers who’ve been toiling to put the “park” into the $1.4-billion Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway. Since last fall, crews of between 20 and 40 people at a time have been visible along Huron Church Line and the far western end of the E.C. Row Expressway as they plant scores of trees with skidsteers and backhoes. With bits of the highway ... Read more

Parkway worker believed to have been crushed during concrete pour

Jun 18, 2014, The Windsor Star The Herb Gray Parkway worker who died in a construction accident Tuesday was crushed by a massive steel form, according to sources close to the project. The 40-year-old worker, who was employed by PCR Contractors, has not yet been identified by parkway officials, police or labour ministry. The family also requested his identity not be immediately released. Four orders were issued by Ontario’s labour ministry Wednesday against PCR Contractors, the local company responsible for the portion ... Read more
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