The history of the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW)

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GM strikers occupy plant, save jobs with contract settlement
By Shelley Ettinger, Workers World, 31 October 1996. Strikers took over an Oshawa, Ontario, GM plant to prevent the company from removing machinery and closing the factory. Other members of the 14,000-strong Oshawa CAW local picketed outside, blocking entry to the plant and protecting the occupiers inside.
Canada union pushes to organize Japanese car plants
By Ian Karleff, Reuters, 15 June 1999. The Canadian Auto Workers, Canada's largest private-sector union, is stepping up efforts to organise Japanese-owned auto assembly plants in Canada. The wages of the workers at the two Japanese plants are almost identical to those earned by CAW workers elsewhere, but the Honda and Toyota benefit plans are inferior as are health and safety conditions.
Call to all trade union workers and their organizations!
CAW flyer, 10 May 2000. Members of CAW Local 112 for support. They are on strike against the Toromont CAT corporation since April 10 th and are resolved to resist its efforts to bust the union and to deny an equitable contract.
CAW gains foothold at Magna—Union suspends right to strike
By Tony Van Alphen, Toronto Star, 13 February 2001. The Canadian Auto Workers union has agreed to give up the right to strike for six years at a Magna International plant in efforts to establish a beachhead there. Workers at Integram Windsor Seating have voted in favour of the unusual move before bargaining for a first contract.