Sales Tax On Uber Says Sharing Economy Isn't Above The Law

Sales Tax On Uber Says Sharing Economy Isn't Above The Law

Jerry Dias  03.30.2017
The federal government has set an important precedent by applying the GST and HST to ridesharing services. It has said that such companies...
Federal Budget Is High On Symbolism, Low On Details And Plans

Federal Budget Is High On Symbolism, Low On Details And Plans

Jerry Dias  03.24.2017
The new federal budget is high on symbolism, and low on details and money. All that said, it is all too easy to criticize a budget. An...
No Progress For Any Worker Without Progress For All

No Progress For Any Worker Without Progress For All

Jerry Dias  03. 1.2017
Supporting human rights and workers' struggles for higher wages and decent working conditions in other countries helps ensure that poverty-level...
Bob White Was An Inspirational Leader With A Vision To Follow

Bob White Was An Inspirational Leader With A Vision To Follow

Jerry Dias  02.23.2017
News that Bob White, founding president of the Canadian Auto Workers, one of the founding unions of Unifor, had died on Sunday made headlines...
The History Of Resistance Continues, As It Must

The History Of Resistance Continues, As It Must

Jerry Dias  02. 8.2017
Canada is a better place to live and a freer and more equitable society because of the long history of oppressed communities coming together...
GM Sending Ontario Jobs To Mexico, Union Head Says

GM Sending Ontario Jobs To Mexico, Union Head Says

CP  01.27.2017
The decision "reeks of corporate greed," Unifor head says.
Busy Political Season Ahead As Parliament Reopens

Busy Political Season Ahead As Parliament Reopens

Jerry Dias  01.26.2017
Federal politicians of all stripes have been locked behind closed doors the last couple of days, preparing for what could be one of the...
We Must Keep Pushing Back As Trump Becomes President

We Must Keep Pushing Back As Trump Becomes President

Jerry Dias  01.18.2017
At noon this Friday, what was once thought impossible is scheduled to happen -- Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of...
Canadian Auto Industry Is Back On The Right Path

Canadian Auto Industry Is Back On The Right Path

Jerry Dias  11. 9.2016
Unifor has done more in the last three months to secure the industry's footprint in Canada and offer a brighter future for autoworkers,...
Belgium's Vote Is Proof Small Acts Of Bravery Can Halt CETA

Belgium's Vote Is Proof Small Acts Of Bravery Can Halt CETA

Jerry Dias  10.19.2016
I applaud their efforts for taking action to stand up for the principle of fairness. They believe in trade, knowing that the factories...
With Each Deal, More Canadian Jobs Are Secured

With Each Deal, More Canadian Jobs Are Secured

Jerry Dias  10.13.2016
The stability of the auto industry in Canada became much more secure this week with Unifor's new collective agreement with Fiat-Chrysler....
Fiat Chrysler, Unifor Avoid Strike By Minutes

Fiat Chrysler, Unifor Avoid Strike By Minutes

CP  10.11.2016
Unifor president Jerry Dias says it mirrors the one reached with General Motors on Sept. 20.
Unifor Deal Created Real Jobs And Pensions Where None Existed

Unifor Deal Created Real Jobs And Pensions Where None Existed

Jerry Dias  09.30.2016
It is all too easy to talk about principles when you don't have to look into the eyes of a young person and explain why your ideals are...