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OPSEU launches new video: Hudak's Plan B

“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 stake."

Toronto (12 May 2014) —  If you liked Made in the USA – Tim Hudak’s plan to cut your wages, you’re going to love the sequel.

New video from OPSEU/NUPGE exposes the Ontario Conservatives next plan for labour relations

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) launched its latest video, Tim Hudak’s Plan B  STILL planning to cut your wages,  at its annual convention in Toronto.

Made in the USA detailed the disastrous impact the so-called right-to-work law has had on the American middle class. This is the same law Tim Hudak wanted to bring to Ontario but In an apparent about face in February 2014, Mr. Hudak yanked the union-busting legislation from his policy platform. In doing so, he added dramatically that he had something “much bigger” in mind.

So what is “Hudak’s Plan B”?

It is 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 platform.

The video, Hudak’s Plan B is a lively seven-and-a-half 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 the union's 130,000 members that the June 12, 2014 Ontario election “is very, very important."

“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 stake."

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