News that Bob White, founding president of the Canadian Auto Workers, one of the founding unions of Unifor, had died on Sunday made headlines across the country, and shook me and many others involved in the labour movement and social justice causes to our core.
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.
TORONTO — Jerry Dias, a veteran of the Canadian Auto Workers, is the first president of the new Unifor union. The Canadian
TORONTO - Jerry Dias hopes to use his new position as president of Canada's newest — and largest — private sector union to
UPDATE: The Canadian Auto Workers union says it has reached a tentative agreement with VIA Rail, avoiding a strike. Some
MONTREAL - Via Rail says if its customer service and other employees go on strike this week, management will continue to
Canada is the “only nation on earth” that allows forced union due payments, the president of the anti-union Canadian Labour
OAKVILLE, Ont. - Ottawa has renewed the $250 million investment fund that puts cash aside for car companies and their suppliers
MONTREAL - After nearly a year of searching for a job close to home, welder Garnet Cooke is preparing to leave family behind
WHITBY, Ont. - Workers at Lear Whitby have gone on strike. The 400 workers, members of the Canadian Auto Workers union, set