There’s a state of war among construction unions as new and old players raid each other for members, flooding the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) with cases. With the three-month “open period” starting Feb. 1, as it does every three years, two powerful alliances are pitted against each other and at the core remains the […]
Monthly Archives: March 2013
MONTREAL, Que. — A corrupt cartel that controlled Montreal’s construction industry was not set up by the Mafia, or by company bosses, but by a mid-level municipal functionary, according to testimony heard Tuesday. That account, provided by a construction boss at Quebec’s corruption inquiry, marked a dramatic departure from previous testimony heard in recent months. […]
A construction-industry conspiracy to inflate the price of building foundations for houses has been operating for nearly 15 years in the Toronto area, Canada’s Competition Bureau maintains in a 120-page search-warrant application obtained by CBC News. The bureau says some of the biggest companies that pour concrete basement foundations for new homes have: Agreed to […]
The continent’s biggest construction local is spending more than $10 million to muscle out its own staff and their new union. In a twist to the explosive political infighting that occasionally flares up in the labour movement, the Toronto-based Labourers’ International Union of North America Local 183 is buying out about 80 employees with […]
Former Toronto police union boss Craig Bromell is gunning for the biggest construction union in the country, alleging fraud at the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB).
Reflecting his tumultuous reign at the Toronto Police Association, Bromell says it won’t be business as usual in the rough-and-tumble construction sector. Former Toronto police union leader Craig (Bro) Bromell, whose tumultuous reign jolted the city a decade ago, is back in a familiar role with a big target.