In the 1980s, the Canadian Auto Workers made their first attempt to organize Michelin workers in Nova Scotia. Larry Wark looks back at long days and nights travelling rural roads.
Canadian Auto Workers
Lance Livingstone well remembers the Canadian Auto Workers slogan "30 and out" -- referring to a contract provision that allows autoworkers with 30 years service to retire with a full pension.
I am now finally emerging from the mental fog induced by the 24-7 triennial marathon otherwise known as "CAW major auto bargaining." To close the circle, here are my thoughts in retrospect.
With the vote on the merger between CEP and CAW passing, the new union provides both challenges and opportunities for Canada's left.
It seems almost pointless to even worry about labour costs when the broader policy framework that is so essential for industrial success is glaringly absent.
Thursday afternoon, Meg Borthwick 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.
It was a boisterous scene outside the massive Electro-Motive Diesel factory on Jan. 21 as more than a thousand trade unionists joined the picket line in solidarity with 465 locked-out workers.
Hundreds of shivering factory workers locked out of their plant by manufacturing giant Caterpillar in London, Ont., might draw some warm comfort from -- of all things -- the sayings of Newt Gingrich.
Join Lieutenant Stanfordo (CAW Economist Jim Stanford) as he attempts to find out what has actually happened to Canada's supposed economic recovery.
The federal and Ontario governments should keep some ownership in General Motors to ensure Canada continues to play a strong role in the auto makers manufacturing plans, CAW President Ken Lewenza says