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Electro-Motive-CAW talks: Interview with Tim Carrie

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It's no secret that people in southwestern Ontario -- Londoners in particular -- are seriously pissed with Caterpillar. In fact, in an unprecedented show of support for labour, both London Mayor Joe Fontana and Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty are on record as saying Caterpillar has been unfair to the employees of Electro-Motive.

Thursday afternoon I caught up with the president of CAW Local 27, Tim Carrie, in the lobby of the London Hilton during a break from closure negotiations with Caterpillar.

Meg Borthwick: So Tim, negotiations seem to be progressing ...



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A do not buy symbol marked with a large X

Whether protesting your university's pro-war investments or horrific conditions of workers in sweat shops sewing brand name clothes, a boycott is an effective way to send a message. It hits big business and local capitalist oppressors alike right where it hurts - the wallet. This guide will go over


What's a boycott?

Who can do it?

How to organize


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Defending communities means standing up to corporate bullies

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We can help counter Caterpillar's corporate bullying by joining CAW picket lines and demanding that Canadian politicians hold the corporation accountable.

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Understanding power for workers

union jobs mean a better community

Union organizers don't have an easy task ahead of them. Workplace politics, stress and anti-union sentiments can take their toll. It's important for organizers to recognize how fear and power can be used to undermine their cause. This workshop outlines how to empower workers and create a safe place where they can conqueor their fears. 

The workshop from Organizing for Power details:

Exercises so workers can recognize how workplace hierarchies can create fear

Identify and confront their fears through discussion


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