Our History

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.

Latest News

‘Best kept secret’ of Canadian labour movement is an internal war that’s eating up members’ money and dividing allies

VANCOUVER—Dozens of labour leaders clad in turquoise scarves marched in near unison behind their chosen leader toward a microphone on the floor of the B.C. labour movement’s biennial parliament this November, with more than 1,000 rank-and-file union members looking on.…

Pioneer Seeds Contest – Update

As you all know, Mike Van Boekel is the Plant Chair at Unifor Local 88, the GM Assembly plant at Ingersoll, Ontario. Their family had entered a contest this past fall where they created a video explaining what they would…

Unifor finds ‘new allies’ in Ontario, Ottawa in fight to keep GM’s Oshawa plant open

DETROIT — Unifor Canada said the Ontario and federal governments are new allies in its fight against General Motors Co.’s decision to close its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. Unifor national president Jerry Dias met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford…