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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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Mike Van Boekel – Pioneer Seeds Contest

Mike Van Boekel is the Plant Chair at Unifor Local 88, the GM Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. Their family entered a contest this past fall where they created a video explaining what they would do with $50,000 to help…

Ontario College of Trades

Ford and the Conservatives have announced a “wind down” of OCOT. This legislation is part of Bill 47, which is being rammed through with all the other anti-worker legislations that the conservatives are putting forth to help their business partners…

Unifor president takes fight to save GM jobs to Washington

Unifor’s president Jerry Dias took his fight to save General Motors jobs to Washington Wednesday. Melissa Duggan with the message he sent to his U.S. counterpart, the head of the United Automobile Workers.