- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley is continuing to defend his record at a Pennsylvania plant he once owned, insisting that the workers who lost their jobs following a three-year strike got bad advice from their union.

Union leaders on Tuesday continued to lodge criticism of Foley’s tenure at T.B. Wood’s Sons Co. in the 1990s. Richard Trumka, national president of the AFL-CIO, headlined a rally in Rocky Hill, where union leaders accused Foley of “union-busting.”

Trumka said Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will “lift Connecticut up with good jobs and raising wages.

Foley was asked Tuesday about a Connecticut Post article that quoted a former T.B. Woods employee who said he was hit by a temporary worker during a picket-line confrontation. Foley said he was unaware of any violence.

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