2003


    December 21, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 44

    • CAW Council - December 12-14, 2003
    • Automotive Policy for Canada
    • Maintaining A Healthy Health Care System
    • Great Blue Heron Casino Victory
    • Defending Canadian Aerospace Jobs
    • Emergency Resolution Supporting Quebec Workers
    • Return to Workplace Democracy
    • Pension Protection
    • Focus on Mental Health Issues
    • Banning Asbestos
    • IWA Canada President Dave Haggard
    • "Paul Martin - CEO for Canada"
    • Fighting Anti-Semitism in Canada
    • CAW: Helping To Build Peace
    • Ending Violence Against Women
    • The Importance of Anti-Scab Legislation
    • Local Union Web Sites Launched
    • Colombian Trade Unions Desperately Need Our Solidarity
    • No Power Greater
    • BUD JIMMERFIELD AWARD - Congratulations, Ken Bondy!
       


    December 14, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 43

    • Hargrove Urges McGuinty Liberals to Take Immediate Action to Improve Quality of Long Term Care
    • CAW Donates $300,000 to P2E Program
    • CAW Members Vote Overwhelmingly In Favour of Agreement at Extendicare Nursing Homes
    • Dominion Stores Contract Ratified
       


    December 7, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 42

    • Urgent Action to Stop P3 Hospitals
    • CAW Local 200 Supports Kids Alliance
    • Tentative Agreement at Dominion Stores in Newfoundland
    • Romanow Commission Report: One Year Later
    • Labour College of Canada
    • Cartoon by Roy Carless
       


    November 30, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 41

    • CAW Picks Up 4,600 New Members in Merger with Union in Quebec
    • Overwhelming Support for CAW at Brampton Coca Cola Plant
    • CAW/FFAW 7th Constitutional Convention
    • Premco Machine Ltd.
       


    November 23, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 40

    • Hargrove Urges Air Canada to Buy Made-In-Canada Aircraft
    • Dominion Stores Close Doors in Newfoundland
    • Proposal Short Sighted, CAW/FFAW's, McCurdy Says
    • Big Three COLA
    • News Item: Chretien Leaves Ship with Gift Flag. New Captain Comes Aboard.
       


    November 16, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 39

    • Major Bonuses At Air Canada Upset Members
    • Joint Union Update on Air Canada Pensions
    • December 6: A Day To Remember, End Violence Against Women
    • Update: CAW Local Union Website Project
    • Windsor Women Activists
    • RCMP Used Excessive Force On Quebec Protesters
       


    November 9, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 38

    • Air Canada Pension Update
    • CAW Members Fight Contracting Out At Grand River Hospital
    • New Flyer Awarded Vancouver Contract
    • IMP Aerospace Workers Ratify Agreement
    • Strike over at CHC Composites
    • Support the Fight to End Land Mines
    • First Agreement at Community Credit Union
       


    November 2, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 37

    • Air Canada Pension Plan Update
    • CAW Locals and Retirees Raise More than $75,000 for Ethiopian Relief
    • CAW Local 103 Pushes for Stability at ONTC
    • CAW Court Victory On Paid Holidays
    • Americans Without Health Insurance Climbs
       


    October 26, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 36

    • Pension Funding Proposal Awaits Air Canada's Response
    • Against All Odds - Video Screening
    • What Flag Will Paul Martin Fly?
    • CAW Substance Abuse Conference
    • Take Our Kids to Work Day: November 5
    • Reminder: Solidarity Salmon Sales
       


    October 19, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 35

    • Atlas Steel Local Union Gears Up To Save Plant
    • Support the United Way
    • Memorial Service for Daniel Benedict
    • Congratulations: CAW Bursary Winners
    • "Private Interests vs. Public Goods" Tour
    • Stephen Lewis Video Available
       


    October 12, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 34

    • Economic Dangers of Rising Canadian Dollar
    • Sexist Billboards Dropped After CAW Campaign
    • Long Term Care Post Card Campaign
    • Niagara Area Students Get On Board Local 199 Bus
    • Bud Jimmerfield Award Nominations
       


    October 5, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 33

    • Canada Moves to Allow Generic Drugs for Export
    • IMF Condolences Regarding Death of Retired CAW Staff Representative Dan Benedict
    • McCurdy Re-elected CAW/FFAW President
    • RUSH HOUR CAW Local 504 Event
    • CAW Local 483 Celebrates its 60th Anniversary
    • Labour Applicants Sought for GG's Leadership Conference
    • Staff Appointment
       


    September 28, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 32

    • CAW/Marine Workers Federation Blast Federal Liberals
    • Air Traffic Specialists Receive a 96% Mandate
    • CAW Launches Woman to Woman Election Campaign
    • CAW Retired Workers Attend NPSCF Convention
    • Benefit Gala for Drought Stricken Ethiopia
    • National Boycott Against Essex Kent Mushroom
       


    September 21, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 31

    • CAW Woman to Woman Campaign
    • The Ontario Health Coalition Campaign
    • Fighting for the Future of ACSYS Technologies Workers
    • CAW Retirees Conference A Big Success
    • Governor General's Leadership Conference
       


    September 14, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 30

    • Taking On the Tories in Ontario
    • Poverty Must Be An Election Issue: Ontario Coalition Says
    • CAW Campaign Billboard in Windsor, Ontario
    • CAW Women's Conference
    • CAW Local 1075 Fights For Jobs - Averts Mass Layoff
    • Staff Appointments
       


    September 7, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 29

    • Hargrove Calls Navistar Announcement A Victory for Workers
    • Celebrating Labour: Resistance and Renewal
    • ITF Summer School at Port Elgin, Ontario
    • Big Three COLA
    • Bulletins
       


    August 31, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 28

    • CAW 7th Constitutional Convention, Toronto - August 19-22, 2003
    • Fighting Back Makes A Difference
    • Hargrove Elected To New Term
    • Crisis of HIV/AIDS in Africa
    • Tribute to Dennis McDermott
    • Unions: Resistance and Renewal
    • The CAW and Politics
    • The Future Moves Left in Brazil
    • Layton Takes on Liberal Leader in Waiting Paul Martin
    • Navistar: Promise and Betrayal
    • Austrian Pension Protests
    • Pride Policy Statement
    • Keilburger Receives CAW Human Rights Award
    • Confronting Racism
    • Diversity, Equality and Solidarity
    • Fighting Back in Quebec
    • International Action Brings Results
    • Emergency Resolutions
       


    August 17, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 27

    • CAW Holds Convention in Toronto
    • CLC 2003 Labour College Graduates
    • CAW Tries To Stop Deportation
    • New Members
    • Bulletin
       


    August 3, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 26

    • CAW's 7th Constitutional Convention
    • New Secretary-Treasurer at CAW/FFAW
    • Fighting Back in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador
    • New Members
    • Bulletins
    • Presenza: A New Look at Italian-Canadian Heritage
       


    July 20, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 25

    • NDP, CAW and Environmental Groups Unveil Green Car Strategy
    • Democracy Movement Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Detained in Prison
    • Progressive Research Website
    • Sunrise Centre - A Compassionate Care Centre
    • CAW President Praises Political Financing Laws Proposal
    • Pride Continues to Grow
       


    June 29, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 24

    • Navistar Postpones Closing Date
    • CAW Campaign Victory at ONR
    • Court Victory for BC Protest Fishery Participants
    • New Agreement at Parmalat, Strike Over
    • Union Summer School for Kids
    • New Members Join CAW
    • CONTACT Summer Schedule
       


    June 22, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 23

    • Airline "Crisis" Contracts Ratified
    • Fatality at Budd Canada
    • Reminder: Support Drought Relief in Ethiopia
    • Help the Lubicon
    • Big Support From A Small Local
    • CALM Awards 2002
    • CAW and Argonauts Team Up to Support Youth
       


    June 15, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 22

    • Air Traffic Controllers Strike Averted
    • National Aboriginal Solidarity Day - June 21
    • Retired Workers Bus Lobby to Ottawa
    • CAW's Hargrove Receives Honorary Degree
    • Bulletins
       


    June 8, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 21

    • CAW Members At Air Canada Vote On Tentative Settlement
    • Arbitrator Rules In Favour Of Retirees Rights
    • Don Milner, Injured On International Truck Picket Line, Receives Recognition
    • Strike By Air Traffic Controllers A Threat To Airport Operations
    • First CAW National Healthcare Conference
    • Coalition Protests Minimum Wage Freeze
       


    June 1, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 20

    • Tentative Deal Reached in Air Canada Restructuring Crisis
    • "Time for a Settlement", say Air Traffic Control Negotiators
    • Hargrove writes Prime Minister on DaimlerChrysler
    • CAW President Urges Bank of Canada to Limit Damage of Dollar Run-Up
    • Big Three COLA
       


    May 21, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 19

    • CAW Members Vote Overwhelmingly In Favour of Conditional Agreement to Save Chatham Truck Plant
    • Government Action Urged on Chatham Truck Plant
    • CAW-TCA Statement on National Nurses Week
    • CAW President Calls for OCAP Organizers' Charges to be Dropped


    May 13, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 18

    • CAW and International Truck Reach Conditional Understanding to Keep Chatham Truck Plant Open
    • Hargrove Blasts Federal Government for Huge Contract Loss at Pratt & Whitney
    • CAW Members Vote In Favour of New Deal at Blue Line Taxi
    • New Agreement at Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary
       


    May 11, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 17

    • CAW/FFAW: Too Many Unanswered Questions on Cod
    • Ontario Tories' Dismal Record on Health Care
    • Settlement at Sobeys Ends Strike
    • CAW Wins Prestigious Award for Environmental Activism
    • Day of Mourning: April 28
    • CAW Hospitality Council Conference
    • Bulletins
       


    May 4, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 16

    • CAW Council, April 25-27, 2003, Port Elgin, Ontario
    • Fighting for the Cod Fishery
    • Calls for a National Apprenticeship Program
    • Dignity is a Minimum Standard
    • Drought Threatens Millions In Ethiopia 
    • An Automotive Strategy For Canada
    • Protecting Hard Won Gains At Air Canada
    • Moratorium on Salmon Farm Expansion in B.C.
    • Aerospace Strategy Needed
    • Plan Announced for Local Union Web Sites and E-Mail
    • Council Elections
    • SARS
    • Day of Mourning
    • Passing of CAW Social Justice Fund Board Member Rosemary Brown
       


    April 20, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 15

    • CAW Files Court Challenge To Air Canada
    • Tour Of New Flyer Bus In Winnipeg
    • CAW Local 1090 Members On Strike At Sobeys
    • Day of Mourning: April 28
    • New Agreement At PC World In Toronto
    • New Contract At Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board
    • EI Help Needed For Fish Workers
    • Auto Parts Workers Meeting
    • Bulletins
       


    April 13, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 14

    • CAW: 2003 Earth Day Program
    • ILO Demands Repeal Of BC Laws Trampling Workers' Rights
    • Local Unions Encouraged To Take Part in Community Peace Actions
    • DaimlerChrysler/CAW Local 1285 Action Centre Draws Positive Reviews
    • CAW Quebec Council Largest Ever
    • SARS Quarantine E.I. Win
       


    April 5, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 13

    • Open Letter To Air Canada Members
    • Fact Sheet On SARS
    • New Contract At Grand River Hospital In Kitchener, Ontario
    • CAW/FFAW Condemns Northern Cod Recommendations
    • Unions For Women: Women For Unions
    • Bulletin
       


    March 30, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 12

    • CAW's Hargrove Urges Governments To Take Action To Save Navistar Truck Plant
    • Demonstration For Peace And Justice In Ottawa: May 4
    • Strong Gains At St. Joseph's Health Care In London, Ontario
    • March 21: Fighting Racial Discrimination
    • New Agreements For Paramedics In Sault Ste. Marie
    • CORRECTION
       


    March 23, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 11

    • Overwhelming Vote In Favour Of CAW Agreement With Bombardier/deHavilland
    • CAW Urges Air Canada To Negotiate Solution To Proposed Layoffs
    • CAW SJF Donates $100,000 To Badger Flood Relief Fund
    • Settlement At Oshawa Transit: Strike Over
    • Recent Train Derailments Anger CAW Members
    • Fighting Back Makes A Difference
    • Bulletin
       


    March 16, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 10

    • General Secretary Of IMF Sends Condolences On Death Of Dennis McDermott
    • Extended Producer Responsibility Campaign
    • Fishery Products International Workers Ratify New Agreement
    • Sterling Truck Workers In St. Thomas Ratify Agreement
    • CAW Local 222 Members On Strike At Oshawa Transit Commission
    • It's Time For A Raise! Living Wage, Living Income Campaign
    • CAW's "Canadians At Work" Featured At Mexican Symposium


    March 9, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 9

    • Tentative Agreement Reached at Sterling Truck
    • Memorial Service for Dennis McDermott
    • CAW/MWF Challenges Martin on Canadian Shipbuilding
    • Lockout Over at OES in Blenheim, Ontario
    • Save Public Medicare
    • Fatality at Woodbridge Foam
    • Ottawa Taxi Drivers Support Strike Action
    • Big Three COLA
       


    March 2, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 8

    • CAW Calls Ontario's $625 Million Auto Announcement a Significant Move
    • CAW Members at Sterling Truck on Picket Line
    • Letter Regarding Dennis McDermott
    • Sad Day for Shipbuilding
    • Closure Agreement at Belden in Kingston, Ontario
    • New Members Join CAW
    • Bulletins
       


    February 23, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 7

    • Dennis McDermott: A Force For Change
    • March 8 - International Women's Day
    • Strike Deadline At Sterling Trucks
    • First CAW Agreement At Windsor Regional Hospital
    • CAW's Hargrove Responds To Federal Budget
    • Anti-Sweat Shop Policy For City Of Windsor Purchases
    • Bulletins
       


    February 16, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 6

    • Former UAW Canadian Director Dennis McDermott Passes Away
    • CAW Outlines Health Care Concerns For Seniors
    • McCurdy Blasts Unfair EI Policy For Crew Members
    • BC Delegation Pushes MPs On West Coast Fishery Problems
    • More BC Rail Workers Join CAW
    • Securitas Workers Vote CAW
    • CAW's Hargrove Calls For Immediate Action To Rescue Coast Guard
       


    February 9, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 5

    • CAW's Hargrove Lays Blame For Air Canada Losses At Federal Doorstep
    • Talks Break Off Between CAW And Bombardier/deHavilland
    • Overwhelming Strike Mandate At Sterling Trucks
    • Activists Meet At People's Summit In Wake Of Health Accord
    • New Agreement At Hauser Industries In Waterloo, Ontario
    • Strike Support Rally Sends Message To Ontario Government


    February 2, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 4

    • CAW's Hargrove Urges Action On Auto Sector
    • Most Canadians Want Premiers To Earmark Federal Funds For Health Care, Poll Shows
    • Minister Urged To Act On Cod Stock Recovery Plan
    • Lock Out At OES In Blenheim, Ontario
    • Bulletins
       


    January 26, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 3

    • PROTECTING & STRENGTHENING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE IN CANADA
    • Agreement Reached To Save Jobs At Groundfish Plants
    • Anti-War Protests Across Canada
    • Strike Support And Anti-Scab Rally
    • RSI Awareness Day
    • CAW And CAW Council Bursaries
       


    January 19, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 2

    • Lock-Out At Ronal Canada
    • CAW Web Sites In Top 10 In International Contest
    • PROTECTING & STRENGTHENING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE IN CANADA
    • New Agreement At Thunder Bay Homes For The Aged
    • Anti-Scab Rally In Sudbury, Ontario
    • Bulletins
    • ** CORRECTION **
       


    January 12, 2003 - Volume 33, No. 1

    • CAW Supports Weir For NDP President
    • CAW Opens Bargaining At Bombardier DeHavilland
    • PROTECTING & STRENGTHENING PUBLIC HEALTH CARE IN CANADA
    • Food Bank - Protein For People Program In B.C.
    • New Members At The Great Blue Heron Casino
    • New Members Join CAW
    • Government Benefits 2003
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