Stopping Harris Re-election Essential

London, Ontario


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Stopping Harris Re-election Essential
Stopping Harris Re-election Essential
dated May 20, 1999

Stopping Harris Re-election Essential
The "Blue Print for Ontario" put out by the Harris Tory government is designed to strip workers of their rights according to CAW National President Buzz Hargrove.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

" The Blue Print. Mike Harris's plan to keep Ontario of the right track, strong leadership for a strong Ontario. I changed it a little bit because this is exactly what I believe it is....
Blue Print for Disaster The Wrong Leadership for a strong Ontario"

London Ontario May 14, 1999
Hargrove warned workers not to be fooled by Harris's word games regarding workers individual rights.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

"Individual rights means getting rid of the Rand formula and people having a say as to whether or not they want to support a union. And I don't have to tell you what that means if we move to that. That means an undermining of the strength. It means our resources, our energy is constantly on trying to keep people in the union as opposed to moving ahead and doing the work on behalf of our membership and the total union. "

Hargrove continued to quote from the Harris Blueprint.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

"We'll give employers more flexibility in designing work arrangements to meet their needs. What do you think that means? How about a continental workweek where you work Saturday and Sunday for straight time and you have Monday and Tuesday off That's what the employers want. How about ten hour shifts when the employer wants them?"
"Bothers and sisters this isn't about giving workers more flexibility in their work time. This is about giving employers the right to schedule us based on what they want."

Hargrove warned the CAW leadership, that Harris is trying to buy their votes

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

"When you hear Mike Harris talk about tax cuts, you can get tax cuts, anybody can give you tax cuts, Any Gad Damn Idiot can get elected and give away money but ask yourself where it comes from. You can't get tax cuts and get quality health care. You can't get tax cuts and have quality education for our children. You can't have tax cuts and deal with the health and safety of people in the workplace. "

Hargrove says it is imperative that all union workers get out to vote and make sure their family, friends and neighbors vote to get rid of the Harris government when Ontario goes to the polls June 3rd.

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