2004


    December 17, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 45

    • Renewed Calls for Anti-Scab Laws
    • Settlement at Pratt & Whitney in Quebec
    • CAW Represents 1,200 More Bombardier Workers
    • New Health Care Members Join CAW
    • CAW Nova Scotia Health Care Workers to Take the Lead
    • Did You Know?
    • Happy Holidays
       


    December 10, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 44

    • CAW COUNCIL: December 3-5, 2004, Toronto, Ontario
    • Prime Minister meets with CAW National Executive Board
    • The Opportunity of Minority Government
    • Oppose U.S. Ballistic Missile Defence
    • The Plight of Canadian Farmers
    • No To Wage or Benefit Concessions
    • National Child Care
    • Anti-Scab Legislation
    • Rebuilding Unemployment Insurance
    • Aerospace Strategy for Canada
    • Opposing the War on Iraq
    • Canadian Jobs or Belgian Buses
    • UPCs
    • Toronto Mayor Opens CAW Council
    • UPC Video
    • Honorary CAW Member Laszlo Barna
    • Victor Malarek: End The Global Sex Trade
    • Sexual Harassment and Racial Harassment Videos
    • Red Cross Thanks CAW
    • Pensions Must Get Higher Priority, Fontana Says
    • Ending Violence Against Women
    • Restore Card Based Certification in Ontario
    • Pension Benefit Guarantee Funds
    • Privatization of Marine Atlantic Ferry Services
    • Staff Changes
    • Did You Know?
       


    December 2, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 43

    • CAW Launches Aerospace Policy
    • Closure Agreement Ratified at Bombardier in Kingston
    • CAW Members Ratify Settlement with Central Park Lodges Nursing Homes
    • CAW Northern Ontario Hospital Members Ratify Settlement
    • Cod Fishery Turning Around
    • CAW Social Justice Fund Helps St. John's Kitchen
    • Convenience Store Radio Ads Dropped After Sexism Complaint from CAW
    • CN Workers Find Hidden Cameras
    • Solidarity Salmon Sale
    • Give the Gift of a Dream with Action for a Better World
    • Did You Know?
       


    November 26, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 42

    • Poor jobs, modest social investments drive up child poverty in Canada
    • CAW Women's Skilled Trades and Technology Program
    • 15 Days and 15 Ways to End Violence Against Women
    • White Ribbon Campaign: Ending Men's Violence against Women
    • CLC Winter School at CAW Family Education Centre
    • Big Three COLA: on or after December 1, 2004
       


    November 19, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 41

    • Last Canadian Appliance Made At Camco
    • CAW Announces Support for Mediator in NHL Lockout
    • Uniting United Church Clergy
    • Tentative Agreement Reached at Central Park Lodges
    • Local 1997 Members Angry over Failure to Re-Start Atlas Steel
    • CAW Local 1520 United Way Record
    • Bulletin
       


    November 12, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 40

    • CAW Organizing United Church Ministers
    • 15 Days and 15 Ways to End Violence Against Women
    • Tackling the Skilled Trades Shortage in Auto
    • Budget Priorities: Job Creation and Social Programs, CLC Says
    • Local 596 Charity Fund
    • BULLETIN
       


    November 7, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 39

    • Tentative Agreement at Toronto DodgeChrysler
    • Victory for Cape Breton Devco Workers
    • Government Support Key to Viable Auto Industry in Canada
    • CAW Urges Stringent Conditions on Chinese Takeover of Noranda
    • CAW Local 462 members at Commercial Bakeries Claim Victory
    • Early Iqualuit Closure Endangers Arctic Navigation
       


    October 31, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 38

    • Agreement Ratified at DaimlerChrysler Brampton
    • CAW-UFAWU Calls for Judicial Inquiry into DFO
    • CAW's Hargrove Urges Canadian Islamic Congress Leader to Step Down
    • Windsor CAW Child Care
    • Thanks from Dominican Republic
    • Changing Times at ADM
       


    October 24, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 37

    • Tentative Agreement on Third Shift at Brampton Assembly
    • New Agreement at St. Catharines Dealership
    • Good News in Nackawic
    • CAW's Peggy Nash Honoured for Women's Equality
    • Offshore Oil and Gas
    • Youth Employment Services Workers Join CAW
    • It's Solidarity Salmon Time Again!
    • Challenging the Market
    • UPCs: On the Leading Edge of Change
    • Did You Know?
       


    October 17, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 36

    • CAW Donates Additional $150,000 to Hurricane Relief
    • CAW Helps Secure Work At Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario
    • First Ministers' Health Care Agreement: Report Card
    • 2004 CAW Retirees Conference and Council
    • CAW Members Urged to Support Local United Way Campaigns
       

     


    October 10, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 35

    • Nackawic Fights Back and Makes a Difference
    • Poverty Report Card
    • Privatization Protest at K-W Hospital
    • Strike Support at Commercial Bakeries
    • $500 PEL Bursary
    • Did You Know?
       


    October 3, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 34

    • October: Women's History Month
    • CAW Local 229 Urges Action on Thunder Bay Seniors Homes
    • CAW's Hargrove Outlines Real Impact of Free Trade
    • DHL EXPRESS MEMBERS IN BC RATIFY NEW AGREEMENT
    • CAW pledges $150,000 to support Red Cross hurricane relief efforts
    • Did You Know?
       


    September 26, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 33

    • CAW Local 88 Members Ratify New Agreement at CAMI Automotive
    • CAW Urges N.B. Government to Support Completion of Paper Mill
    • CAW Special Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance for Sudan
    • Tragedy at Sea
    • Ingersoll Town Council Encourages Ontario Government to Limit Scabs
    • International Solidarity with Colombian Trade Unions
    • Bulletin
       


    September 19, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 32

    • CAW Members at ABB celebrate plan to keep plant open
    • Workers Reeling after Pulp Mill Announcement
    • Possible Third Shift at DaimlerChrysler's Brampton, Ontario Plant
    • CAW Local 830 Members demonstrate for Quality Public Health Care at the Recent First Ministers' Conference in Ottawa.
    • Ontario Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
    • Letter of Thanks from Reuther Family
       


    September 12, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 31

    • Ottawa Rally for Stronger Health Care
    • Building Stronger Links Within Canada and Quebec's Left
    • Canada celebrates Labour Day
    • Toronto march
       


    September 5, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 30

    • Minority Government: Seizing the Opportunity
    • Progressive Parties Must Work Together
    • Tribute to Victor Reuther
    • NDP's Layton Outlines Path Forward For Left
    • Duceppe: Building a Stronger Quebec
    • Canadian Politics, After the Election
    • COPE: A New Canadian Union
    • Ten Years of NAFTA
    • Australia and Free Trade
    • Don Milner recognized by CAW Council
    • VIA Members Vote
    • Women's Health in Women's Hands
    • Did You Know?
       


    August 29, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 29

    • CAW Joint Council Meets in Montréal
    • CAW Members Reeling After Bombardier Restructuring Announcements
    • Scepter Strike Settled
    • Worldwide Flight Services Agreement
    • More CAW Peterborough Flood Relief Donations
    • Big Three COLA: on or after September 1, 2004
    • Did You Know?
       


    August 12, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 28

    • SUDAN CRISIS: CAW LENDS A HAND IN EMERGENCY
    • TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED AT VIA RAIL
    • PLAY FAIR AT THE OLYMPICS
    • CAW LOCAL 385 MEMBERS RATIFY NEW AGREEMENT AT COCA-COLA
    • NEW MEMBERS
    • DID YOU KNOW?
       


    August 1, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 27

    • CAW Donates $150,000 to Peterborough Flood Relief
    • VIA Rail Workers Give CAW Strike Mandate
    • CAW Members Ratify New Agreement at TDS in Oshawa, Ontario
    • CAW Members Recalled At International Truck
    • CAW Members at ABB Overwhelmingly Support Closure Agreement
    • Pride Events
       


    July 18, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 26

    • Trojan Horse Unleashed on P3s
    • CAW Members locked out by ABB in Guelph
    • Halifax Apprenticeship Summit: Building on Commitments
    • LUMA Conference Winners
       


    July 4, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 25

    • A Minority Government: Liberals Challenged
    • Navistar Workers Ratify Job Security Agreement
    • Coke Workers Ratify First CAW Agreement
    • Help Les Bartley & Enjoy the Game
    • Ford Oakville Truck Plant Closure Political Decision
    • CONTACT's Summer Schedule
       


    June 27, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 24

    • VIA Bargaining - The Next Steps
    • CAW Woman-to-Woman Campaign-12 Reasons for Women to Vote
    • CAW Members Ratify New Contract at 17 Ontario Nursing Homes
    • Bargaining Deadline at Coca-Cola Brampton, Ontario
    • OXFAM Honours Canadian Auto Workers Union
    • Bulletin
    • CONTACT'S Summer Schedule
       


    June 17, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 23

    • CAW's Hargrove Applauds Federal Support for Auto Industry
    • CAW's Hargrove Endorses Layton Plan for Auto Industry, Warns Harper Win Will Mean Plant Closures
    • Quinte Health Care Workers Join CAW
    • CAW Youth to Youth - Vote for Tomorrow
    • Bulletins
    • Cartoon by Roy Carless
       


    June 13, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 22

    • Conservative Policy Called Threat to Auto Deals
    • CAW Grieves Death of UAW Pioneer Victor Reuther
    • CAW and VIA Rail Bargaining
    • CAW Reaches Tentative Agreement with 17 Independent Nursing Homes
    • CAW National Health Care Conference in Cape Breton
    • CAW and Nestle Canada Inc. Reach Tentative Agreement
       


    June 6, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 21

    • Pacific Region CAW Environment Conference
    • Emergency Medical Flight Paramedics Join CAW
    • Globe & Mail Review Praises Prom Queen and CAW
    • CAW Windsor Regional Environment Council Wins Gold Award
    • Bulletins
       


    May 30, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 20

    • CAW Leadership Endorse Air Canada Tentative Agreements
    • CAW's Tough Stance Leads to Tentative Air Canada Agreement
    • Fish Harvesters Honoured with Safety Awards
    • Outstanding CAW Retired Worker of the Year Award
    • Big Three COLA: on or after June 1, 2004
    • Early Retirement Campaign for Fishery Workers
    • Bulletins
       


    May 23, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 19

    • CAW Continues To Review Air Canada's Final Offer
    • New Operating Agreement at Ford Oakville
    • Long-Term Care Plan Released
    • Governor General's Leadership Conference
    • Injured Workers Day - June 1st
    • TV Movie Prom Queen to Air on 01 June
    • Bulletins
       


    May 16, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 18

    • Settlement at Casino Windsor
    • Price Agreement In Crab Fishery
    • May Day March in Vancouver
    • Talks between the CAW and 17 Nursing Homes in Ontario 
    • CAW Launches Woman to Woman Campaign
    • 3rd CAW National Pride Conference Attracts Delegates From Across the Country


    May 9, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 17

    • CAW on Strike at Canada Forgings against Concessions
    • On Eve of General Strike, BC Government and Health Care Workers Settle
    • Support Good Canadian Jobs Book Air Canada
    • Tentative Settlement Rejected at Casino Windsor
    • Don't Sell Petro-Canada
    • REMINDER: REGISTRATION DEADLINE
       


    May 2, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 16

    • Rally Supports Casino Windsor Strikers
    • CAW Auto Council
    • Ontario Court Victory for Workers Denied Severance Pay
    • Anti-Poverty March Heads to Queen's Park
    • Let Canadians Determine Canada's Foreign, Trade and Defence Policies, CLC Says


    April 25, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 15

    • CAW Council - April 16-18, 2004, Port Elgin, Ontario
    • Auto Industry Fund
    • Support for Public Sector Strikers in Newfoundland-Labrador
    • Taking On the Right-Wing in Quebec
    • Support For the Jewish Community
    • Outsourcing Hits the U.S. Economy and U.S. Politics
    • A Union Culture of Organizing
    • New Democrats in the Federal Election
    • CAW-CLC Labour Issues Campaign
    • Woman to Woman Campaign
    • Pension Benefit Protection
    • Day of Mourning Ceremony
    • CAW Workers' Compensation Campaign
    • NDP Leader Jack Layton Pushes For Progressive Canada
    • Supporting Air Canada Local 2002 Members at Air Canada
       


    April 11, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 14

    • Update On Strike At Casino Windsor
    • Air Canada Pensions
    • CAW Sends Message On P3 Hospitals
    • New CAW Members At Auto Modular
    • Earth Day: April 22
    • Bulletins
       


    April 4, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 13

    • Air Canada Must Honour Agreement, Hargrove Says
    • Conciliation at VIA Rail
    • Canada Told To Stop Pretending Asbestos Safe
    • Bulletins
       


    March 28, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 12

    • CAW Strikers Vote to Accept CN Settlement
    • Federal Government can Afford to Invest in Health Care: AFB
    • New Shift at Freightliner Trucks in St. Thomas, Ontario
    • Global Day of Protest over War on Iraq
    • CAW Urges Generic Medicines for Nations in Need
    • Hershey Workers Claim Victory in Smiths Falls, Ontario
       


    March 21, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 11

    • CAW's Hargrove Says CAW Stands Firm in Face of Victor Li's Threat
    • CAW and CN Reach Tentative Agreement
    • CAW Outlines Concerns over Health Care Privatization in Ontario
    • CAW Women and International Women's Day
    • NEB Endorses Statement by World of Council of Churches
       


    March 14, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 10

    • CAW responds to CN's settlement options
    • A&P Warehouse Workers Ratify New Collective Agreement
    • Local 1075 Members at Bombardier Ratify New Deal
    • Delivering the "Dignity" Message
    • Shifting the Balance, Extended Producer Responsibility
    • March 21: International Day for the Elimination of
       


    March 7, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 9

    • CAW Bargaining Committee Called Back to Montreal
    • CAW Provides Strong Labour Voice at CAPC
    • CAW Local 598 Solidarity Strike Fund Supports CAW Local 462
    • CAW Calls for GVRD to Back Translink Plan
    • March Against For-Profit Hospitals in Ontario
    • Former VIA Chairman Pelletier's Sexist Comments
       


    February 29, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 8

    • Contract Talks at CN Rail Set to Resume Thursday
    • CAW Files Unfair Labour Practices Complaint Against Air Canada
    • Strike Settled: Victory at Falconbridge
    • New Contract at General Electric
    • CAW makes submission on Ontario's Bill 8 on Health Care
    • Collective Bargaining Begins for CAW and Great Blue Heron Gaming Company
    • Big Three COLA : on or after March 1, 2004
       


    February 22, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 7

    • CAW Strike at CN Rail
    • CAW Reaches Pension Funding Agreement with Air Canada
    • Modernize Ontario's Labour Laws, CAW Urges
    • $215,000 Fine for Heat Stress Fatality
       


    February 15, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 6

    • Mediator Appointed in Alcan Occupation
    • CAW: Raising Health Care Issues at Queen's Park
    • CAW Supports Children's Programs in Iqaluit
    • CAW Local 5000 Members on Strike at Chateau Fairmont Tremblant
    • "CAW Hour" on Ontario Easter Seal Telethon
    • Hershey Canada
       


    February 8, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 5

    • Alcan Workers Occupy Quebec Plant
    • CAW Local 598 Members Locked Out at Falconbridge
    • On Strike: CAW Local 462 and Hershey Canada, Smiths Falls, ON
    • CAW's Hargrove Responds to Throne Speech
    • Bulletins
       


    February 1, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 4

    • Bargaining Deadline at Falconbridge
    • CAW Members at Hershey Chocolate Give Strike Mandate
    • CAW and CN Reach Tentative Agreement
    • More Long-Term Care Improvements Needed, CAW Urges
    • RCMP Raid: An Attack on Open Society, CLC Says
    • March 8: International Women's Day, Women's Vision, Voices, Vote


    January 25, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 3

    • Update: Contract Talks at CN
    • CAW to Meet with Ontario Health Minister
    • Apprenticeship Under Attack in B.C.
    • Work Shouldn't Hurt: International RSI Awareness Day
    • CAW at the World Social Forum
       


    January 18, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 2

    • CAW Members at Falconbridge Give Strike Mandate
    • CAW members at CAMCO Overwhelmingly Approve Closure Agreement
    • CAW Donates $100,000 to Earthquake Relief in Iran
    • Vote for a CAW Local Union Web Site in International Contest
    • CAW Ford Dealer in Toronto
    • Liberal Undertakings
       


    January 11, 2004 - Volume 34, No. 1

    • CAW's Buy Domestic Vehicles Campaign Underway
    • Canam Closure Linked to Soaring Canadian Dollar
    • Support More Time For Families, Support An Additional Holiday
    • The Right Brothers
    • Government Benefits 2004