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

Ontario College of Trades, Skills Ontario engage youth in the skilled trades

The Ontario College of Trades and Skills Ontario have partnered to promote the skilled trades through outreach programs. The programs aim to encourage educators and parents to incorporate skilled trades-related activities into curricula and in discussions on the viability of…

Canada’s Building Trades Unions Stands by the Government of Canada on Tariff Retaliation

OTTAWA, June 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Canada’s Building Trades Unions are fully supportive of the Government of Canada’s response to U.S. President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum on Canadian companies. “We unequivocally support Prime Minister…

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