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Labor unions question Foley’s business record in Pennsylvania

Tom Foley with Ted Xenelis of the Middlesex Fruitery. (Christine Stuart photo)
Tom Foley with Ted Xenelis of the Middlesex Fruitery.
(Christine Stuart photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Democratic Party and labor leaders spent Thursday afternoon reminding Connecticut voters about what happened at a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania once owned by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

Foley, a private equity manager, owned T.B. Wood’s Sons Co. in Chambersburg, Pa. for 17 years before selling it to its competitor, Altra Holdings Inc., in 2007 for $94 million.

During the time he owned the company, which was a power transmission device manufacturer, news accounts detailed an ugly battle in the early 1990s with 260 members of the United Auto Workers Union Local 695. The vote to reject a contract, which included a 50-cents-per-hour pay raise, and to go on strike was decided by a slim 152-140 margin.

See the complete story at CT News Junkie.

 

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  1. John Hamlin

    Someone who took a hard line against labor unions. Exactly what we need to do away with the corrupt bargain between state politicians and the public employee unions.

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