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In 1939, the Union had not yet succeeded in organizing Ford. Growth of the Union had stalled after the early successes of 1936 and 1937.

Our History

In 1957, the need for the trades to have control over their own bargaining demands was formerly written into the UAW constitution as "separate ratification rights."

Our History

In 1966, separate ratification was strengthened and clarified to ensure that if either group (Skilled Trades or Production) rejected, there was no agreement.

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Energy unions ratify four-year national collective agreement

Energy unions ratify four-year national collective agreement

TORONTO – Representatives from Unifor’s energy unions have ratified the tentative agreement that establishes the pattern for 8,500 members of the National Energy Program. “Our energy members came together and used their collective power to make significant gains,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor…

GM Oshawa workers could get up to $150K, vehicle voucher to retire

GM Oshawa workers could get up to $150K, vehicle voucher to retire

TORONTO — Some workers at General Motors’ Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant will be offered retirement incentives of up to $150,000 as the automaker prepares to cut most jobs at the plant. That’s according to a bulletin posted by Unifor Local…

GM, Unifor announce investment in Oshawa plant that will save 300 jobs

GM, Unifor announce investment in Oshawa plant that will save 300 jobs

TORONTO — The union representing Canadian auto workers claimed a partial victory Tuesday after General Motors Canada announced an Oshawa, Ont., plant slated to close later this year will be converted to a part-stamping and autonomous vehicle testing facility. Unifor…