Weekend Video: Final Offer

Final Offer is a documentary film examining the 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers Union (UAW) and GM. Ultimately, it provided a historical record of the birth of the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) as Bob White, then head of the Canadian sector… Read More

Ontario College Strike 101

by Chris Grawey Mohawk College paralegal student Three demands On Monday, October 16, the 12,000 members of OPSEU’s College Academic Division – professors, instructors, librarians, and counsellors at Ontario’s 24 public colleges – hit the picket line after the College Employer Council rejected OPSEU’s final… Read More

Labour News Update: May 22 2017

Striking Zoo workers using puns against management | GE report on Peterborough workers’ health makes ‘other evidence’ clear | Union vows to fight move giving railways access to video recorders data | Local roofer gets day in jail, fine | Flex-N-Gate ratification vote fails; members… Read More

Remembering Bob White

By Herman Rosenfeld With great sadness, I learned of the death of Bob White. In 1978, he became the leader of the Canadian section of the UAW about a year and half after I started working on the line at GM. Little did I know… Read More

The MANA lockout in Hamilton

By Evan Johnston The arrival of Max Aicher North America (MANA) in Hamilton was supposed to be a success story, ushering in a new era of advanced steel manufacturing in a beleaguered steel city eager for good news. Public money was thrown its way by… Read More