Nominations for the Bud Jimmerfield Award

September 9, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

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The annual Bud Jimmerfield Award which recognizes an outstanding CAW Health, Safety, Environment or Workers' Compensation activist will be made at the CAW's December council meeting.

The award is in recognition of the late Bud Jimmerfield, president of CAW Local 89. Bud passed away after contracting cancer of the esophagus from exposure to metalworking fluids during 30 years of work at an automotive parts plant in southern Ontario.

A few months before his death, Bud gave a moving speech to the December 1997 CAW Council meeting urging all delegates to fight for the living and to work hard to prevent future occupational diseases, death and injuries. Bud was a tireless advocate for health and safety, the environment and workers' compensation. The award was established in honour of his memory.  

Eligible health, safety, environment or workers' compensation activists must be CAW members and must be nominated by their local union leadership or local workplace leadership. These activists must have shown leadership in helping fellow workers and participated in activities beyond their workplace.

Nominations for the Bud Jimmerfield Award must be sent to the CAW Health and Safety Department no later than Friday, November 4. For more information please email

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