2012 Auto Talks Updates
Negotiations between the CAW and the Detroit Three automakers (General Motors, Ford and Chrysler) officially kicked off in Toronto August 14-15. At a time of growing prosperity, and profits for the auto sector, following previous sacrifices from CAW members, the car companies are demanding even greater concessions, including permanently lower wage rates for all new hires. The union is determined to win the best deal possible for members and is committed to make progress on working conditions, not move backwards.
Follow the links below to stay on top of the auto negotiations, including access to select news clippings, information leaflets and other communiques and resources.
Check out the CAW Auto Talks 2012 Facebook page.
Find out more about the strike assistance rules and what happens if a strike occurs.
- Chrysler Production and Skilled Trades
- Chyrsler Office
- Chrysler Security
- GM Production and Skilled Trades
- Ford Production and Skilled Trades
- Ford (Salaried) - Local 240
- Ford (Salaried) - Local 1324
Auto Talks Updates
- Winning the Pattern at Chrysler! - September 27, 2012
- A Strong Deal and Brighter Future at Ford -September 25, 2012
- Moving Towards a Deal with Chrysler - September 24, 2012
- Meeting the pattern at GM - September 21, 2012
- Making Gradual Progress at the GM Table - September 20, 2012
- Making Gradual Progress at the Chrysler Table - September 20, 2012
- Staying on the Job to Negotiate at Chrysler - September 17, 2012
- Staying on the Job to Negotiate at GM - September 17, 2012
- Negotiations Focus in on Ford, Talks with Others Continue - September 17 2012
- Around the Clock Negotiations -September 14, 2012
- Preparing for September 17 at 11:59 p.m. - September 12, 2012
- Countdown to the Deadline - September 10, 2012
- Little Progress, Frustrations Mounting - September 5, 2012
- Strong Mandate for Bargaining a Fair Deal - August 29, 2012
- Labour Costs, Vehicle Prices and Investment
- Labour Costs in Context
- CAW Membership Breakdown
- Auto Negotiations: How Does It Work?
- CAW Media Contacts
- Chrysler - Comparison Between Canada and the U.S.
- Ford - Comparison Between Canada and the U.S.
- General Motors - Comparison Between Canada and the U.S.
Select Press Clippings
- CAW may not name strike target: Lewenza (Windsor Star - August 29, 2012)
- Autoworkers should share in carmakers' profit, union says (Windsor Star - August 14, 2012)
- Concessions have to stop, CAW warns Detroit 3 (National Post - August 14, 2012)
- CAW says they want to share Detroit Three automakers' profits (Toronto Star - August 14, 2012)
CAW Auto Policy Proposals
Building a stronger auto industry in Canada requires a major policy re-think! Read the CAW's plan here.
Free trade with the European Union is a bad idea for Canada
The Harper government's relentless push to sign a new Canada-EU free trade deal would undermine the rights of federal, provincial and municipal governments to manage public spending over goods and services; it would privatize public services like drinking water, prevent us from adopting strong measures to combat climate change and wipe out up to 150,000 Canadian jobs, among a long list of additional concerns. CAW President Ken Lewenza says: