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How the Labour Movement Has Failed

You wouldn't know it from the tone of discourse today, but immigrants and foreign workers have been part of the Canadian labour force since Confederation. Then, much as now, they were necessary to ensure Canada's economic survival. Nevertheless, 19th century immigrant workers were viewed with suspicion and contempt and assigned the most dangerous tasks.
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'It's Time To Start Setting The Agenda'

TORONTO — Jerry Dias, a veteran of the Canadian Auto Workers, is the first president of the new Unifor union. The Canadian Auto Workers union and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of C...
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Look For A Whole New Union Label

TORONTO - Jerry Dias hopes to use his new position as president of Canada's newest — and largest — private sector union to turn the tide for Canada's labour movement.The Canadian Auto Workers union an...
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We Have A Deal

UPDATE: The Canadian Auto Workers union says it has reached a tentative agreement with VIA Rail, avoiding a strike. Some 2,000 Via employees were in a legal strike position as of midnight Friday morni...
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Harper Plays Nice With Auto Industry

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Ottawa has renewed the $250 million investment fund that puts cash aside for car companies and their suppliers, part of a five-year plan to help keep the auto manufacturing industry t...
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Canada's Labour Movement Gets a Cardiac Pump

Delegates to the CEP convention this week in Québec City voted in favour of forming a new union with the CAW. The CAW voted in favour of the project in August. Yet unnamed, this new union will represent more than 300,000 workers in every province of the country, in 22 different major economic sectors. It will be the largest private sector union in Canada This new union is the first step in revitalizing Canada's union movement. And that is a necessary step in turning back the tide of neoconservative reaction that has seen ever more wealth and power for the already rich and powerful, but stagnation and cutbacks for the rest of us. Why should ordinary Canadians care about this new union?.
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A Canadian Super-Union Is Born

The union that will soon become the largest in Canada's private sector will seek to double its size by organizing new workplaces and opening up its ranks to non-traditional members — including those w...
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CEP Votes In Favour Of Super-Union

Members of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining forces to create a super-union with the Canadian Auto Workers. CEP Local 758 pres...
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CAW Accepts Tentative Chrysler Deal

TORONTO - Unionized workers at Chrysler's Ontario plants voted to accept a new contract on Sunday, marking the Canadian Auto Workers' successful negotiation of fresh agreements with all the three big...
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GM Reaches Tentative Agreement With CAW

TORONTO — The Canadian Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement with General Motors on Thursday, making Chrysler the final of the Detroit Big Three still at the bargaining table. "This was a d...
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GM Reaches Tentative Agreement With CAW

TORONTO — The Canadian Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement with General Motors on Thursday, making Chrysler the final of the Detroit big three still to sign a deal with the union. The dea...
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CAW Strikes Tentative Deal With Ford

TORONTO - The head of the Canadian Auto Workers union says he is optimistic after a day of constructive talks with General Motors that a new collective agreement can soon be reached with the automaker...
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Will A Strike Be Averted?

TORONTO - The head of the Canadian Auto Workers says the union is going to focus its negotiations with the Big Three automakers on reaching a deal with Ford.Ken Lewenza told a Toronto news conference...
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CAW Big 3: One Step Closer?

TORONTO - The Canadian Auto Workers says it's making good progress with one of the three big North American automakers on a wage proposal it hopes could be a turning point in contract talks.CAW nation...
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Mark Carney: Canada's Smoothest Operator

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of Canada, probably has the best personal brand of anyone in Canada right now. Carney has created a spotlight for himself by taking some risks, all of which could have blown up in his face. I think he managed to avoid disaster by focussing on some key principles about personal branding.
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Auto Workers OK Strike 'If Necessary'

TORONTO _ Hourly workers at Chrysler, General Motors and Ford plants in Canada have voted overwhelmingly to go on strike to back their contract demands, according to their union. The Canadian Auto Wor...
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One Step Closer To A Canadian Mega-Union

TORONTO - Canadian Auto Workers delegates have voted unanimously to merge with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, combining two of Canada's largest private-sector unions.The...