The CAW's Collective Bargaining and Political Action Program Approved

August 24, 2012, 10:15 AM EST


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Delegates approved the union's 150-page Collective Bargaining and Political Action Program, which outlines upcoming bargaining, economic and political priorities for the union.

The document provides background, analysis and facts, while highlighting the goals of the union in every economic sector and aspect of its social and political involvement across the country.

It examines the CAW's bargaining philosophy, wages, pensions, benefits, health and safety, organizing, education, young workers and issues in Quebec, among many others. It also places the unions' challenges and priorities in the context of a detailed economic and political overview.

More than 100 delegates got up to the microphones to speak with passion about various aspects of the report, providing personal stories, background from their locals, detail, and context following presentations on each chapter of the document.  

CAW Research Director Bill Murnighan coordinated the research, writing and production of the document, which was initially prepared, discussed and debated by a committee of 116 local union leadership and staff before being brought to the convention for discussion and final approval.

To read the complete document, click here.

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