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

Unifor looks to Ontario budget to address challenges

The Ontario Liberal’s last budget before the June 2018 provincial election must address inequality and the crisis in care, says Unifor. “Workers are looking for a provincial budget that builds off the advances that we have won in recent years and refuses…

Queen’s Park Rally Draws Over 4,000 Demonstrators to Protest Schedule 17

By 8:30 AM there were hundreds of union and nonunion skilled trades on the grounds of the Ontario Legislature. Within an hour there would be thousands. With only a few days to prepare, the word was out that everyone who…

Amendments to the Ontario College of Trades

The Ontario government has introduced amendments to the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act that it plans to push through the legislature within the next two weeks. These amendments, buried in a budget bill, will diminish the value of…

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