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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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Unifor warns CPTPP legislation hurts NAFTA trade position

Unifor warns CPTPP legislation hurts NAFTA trade position

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2018 /CNW/ – Unifor warns that rushed debate on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) legislation hurts Canada’s trade position at a crucial point in NAFTA negotiations. “The CPTPP includes loose cultural protection,…

Unifor urges long term care panel to consult workers and unions

Unifor urges long term care panel to consult workers and unions

Unifor welcomes the establishment of an expert advisory panel on Nova Scotia’s long-term care system. “The system is under-funded. Workers, most of whom are women, earn low to modest wages. The funding cuts by the McNeil government have made it harder for…

Unifor donation in support of the Mi’Kmaw Friendship Centre

Unifor donation in support of the Mi’Kmaw Friendship Centre

HALIFAX, Aug. 19, 2018 /CNW/ – Unifor donated $80,000 to the Mi’Kmaw Friendship Centre through a fundraiser and Canadian Community Fund. The union also pledged that members who work in the skilled trades would donate their skills to help in the hard work of building…

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