Over the next week, Rankandfile.ca will be publishing a series of interviews with Unifor union leaders, staff, and rank-and-file members.
We kick off our series with Bruce Allen, an outspoken member of the CAW/Unifor.
[audio:http://rankandfile.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/bruce-allen-final.mp3|titles=Bruce Allen interview]
(listen on YouTube)
Bruce is Vice-President of the former CAW Local 199 (now Unifor) representing St. Catharines General Motors workers. He is also a Vice-President of the Niagara Regional Labour Council. On August 31, he nominated Lindsay Hinshelwood for Unifor president from the floor of the founding Unifor convention. The interview makes reference to this article by Bruce.
Friday, September 13
Lindsay Hinshelwood, autoworker, Unifor Local 707 (formerly CAW)
Saturday, September 14
Roxanne Dubois, Unifor staff member (formerly CEP)
Roxanne presented a discussion paper on community chapters at the Unifor convention
Monday, September 16
Dave Coles, advisor to Unifor President Jerry Dias, former President of the CEP