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Teamsters union local urges support for new Canada crossing

The proposal is backed by Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun, who wants to build his own new bridge. Moore says Moroun would use union workers on his project.

The Associated Press

10/18/2012

LANSING, Mich. — A Teamsters union local is urging support for a ballot proposal that would require Michigan voters to approve building any new border crossing to Canada.

The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press report Teamsters Local 299 President Kevin Moore made the announcement Wednesday. The proposal is backed by Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun, who wants to build his own new bridge. Moore says Moroun would use union workers on his project.

The 5,000-member Teamsters local represents some Ambassador Bridge workers.

The initiative, known as Proposal 6, seeks to derail a proposed Canadian-financed span between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, that's being pushed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

The announcement comes after United Auto Workers President Bob King recently said his union would take a neutral stance on the ballot proposal.

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