2010


    December 17, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 44

    • New Agreements at Magna Auto Parts Plants
    • CAW Family Education Program in 2011
    • Fighting Back Against Toronto Airport Limo Lock Out
    • CAW Drivers Make Tour Possible
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance
    • Last Issue of the Year


    December 10, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 43

    • CAW President Urges Focus on Full-time Job Creation
    • Fighting Back Against the U.S. Steel Lock-Out
    • Advocating Universal Public Health Care
    • Toronto Council Urged to Honour Contracts for Rapid Transit
    • Improving Standards of Care in Long-Term Care Home
    • Bud Jimmerfield Award Winner: Nadia Anton-Collins
    • CAW Legal Services Plan Marks 25 Years
    • Minimum Age of Work Campaign
    • Gun Control Vital to Ending Violence
    • CAW Council Condemns Bullying of LGBT Youth
    • Support of Families Affected by New Zealand Mining Disaster


    December 3, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 42

    • Truckers Protest Rate Cuts at Vancouver Ports
    • CAW Demands Job Guarantees in F-35 Aircraft Procurement
    • New Pension Plan at Convention Centre in Halifax
    • Airport Limo Drivers Locked-out of Using their own Cars
    • CAW Frustrated at Siemens Wind Turbine Decision
    • Bargaining Updates at CN and CP Rail
    • Recession Increasing Hunger Among Vulnerable
    • Dignity and Care Campaign Poster


    November 26, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 41

    • Baird Must Set Record Straight on CAW's Stance on Afghanistan
    • CAW Launches Comprehensive Booklet on HIV/Aids
    • Private is Risky For All of Us
    • HIV/Aids Poster


    November 19, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 40

    • CAW President Urges Canadian Government to Keep Share of GM
    • End Violence Against Women: December 6
    • Fighting Precarious Work: CAW Local 414
    • Lewenza Slams Claims Free Trade Benefits Canada's Auto Industry
    • Buzz Hargrove Youth Training Centre Opens
    • IMF's Automotive Working Group Tackle Precarious Work Problem
    • Making History: A Visual Record of the CAW's First 25 Years
    • CAW Connected
    • Facts on Health Care Spending in Canada


    November 12, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 39

    • CAW Members Ratify New Agreement at Integram
    • Ford Engine Investment Good News for Windsor Workers
    • Belleville Transit Drivers Ratify New Agreement
    • ITF/CAW Seek Help for Stranded Russian Sailors
    • Labour College of Canada Applications Now Available!


    November 5, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 38

    • New Agreement at Two Martinrea Parts Plants Follow Day of Action
    • Violence Prevention Education Day at Kitchener Hospital
    • Len Harrison Honoured with OHC 2010 Dan Benedict Award
    • Governments Should Keep Some GM Ownership, Lewenza Says
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Oil Tanker Crews Being Displaced
    • CAW Welcomes New Members


    October 29, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 37

    • Auto Parts Workers Rally Across Ontario
    • Union Wins B.C. Court Battle for Workers with Chronic Illness
    • CAW Condemns Bullying of LGBT Youth
    • CAW Calls for End to Exploitation of Airport Drivers
    • Canada-EU Free Trade Deal Could Cost up to 150,000 Jobs


    October 22, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 36

    • CAW Ratifies Deal with University of Windsor
    • Auto Parts Workers Rally Support
    • CAW Calls for Casino Expansion to Move Forward
    • Toronto to Lose Critical Medical Evacuation Helicopters
    • Building Union Strength in the Aerospace Sector
    • Toronto Launches New Thunder Bay-Made Subway Cars
    • Labour College - Now Accepting Applications
    • Workshops for Equity Candidates in Ontario
    • Auto Workers Day of Action Poster


    October 15, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 35

    • DHL Workers Stage Cross-Country Protest
    • CAW and University of Windsor Resume Negotiations
    • Leadership Visits Local 219, Nackawic Mill, Nackawic, NB
    • CAW President Voices Frustration at Federal Economic Update
    • Accepting Nominations for Bud Jimmerfield Award
    • 2010 Retired Workers Council and Conference Report
    • Bob White Charity Golf Classic Raises $65,000
    • CAW Human Rights Conference: Register Now!
    • Cities Get the Cold Shoulder with EI Announcement by Laurell Ritchie, CAW National Represenative


    October 8, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 34

    • Move by Feds Could Crippe Canadian Shipbuilding
    • World Day for Decent Work: October
    • Visit to CAW Local 2001 in New Brunswick
    • CAW Commends Inclusion of Labour on WSIB Review Panel
    • Rise Up! For Your Rights
    • Support Your Local United Way Campaign


    October 1, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 33

    • CAW Urges New Government to Support Improvements to CPP
    • CAW/TCA/FFAW Urges Federal Leaders to Support Bill C-308
    • Progressive Groups Set New Vision for Toronto
    • AfriGrand Caravan Hits the Road to Raise Awareness
    • Rally Against Canada-EU Free Trade Deal: October 22
    • Conservatives Shrug off Senate Poverty Plan
    • CLC Seeks Women's and Human Rights Representative
    • Let's Expand the Canada Pension Plan - current CAW ad


    September 24, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 32

    • CAW Opens Negotiations with CP Rail
    • CAW Commends Opposition for Saving Long Gun Registry
    • CAW Supports Striking USW Members at ECP
    • WTO Complaint Threatens Green Jobs for Canadians, Lewenza Says
    • CAW Leadership Tour London Plants
    • Chinese Union Meets CAW
    • Centre for Labour Management Relations Opens Doors
    • CAW Human Rights Conference
    • CAW Precarious Work Ad


    September 17, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 31

    • Nortel Retirees Rally to Stop Wind up of Pension Plan
    • CAW Commends NDP on Rallying to Keep Gun Registry
    • Harper's EI Cutbacks Hurt Communities
    • EI Improvements Still Needed, CAW President Says
    • Grid Iron Tickets for CAW Local 504 Members at Siemens
    • CAW National Workers' Compensation Conference
    • CAW Supports AfriGrand Caravan Cross Country Tour
    • Outstanding Retired Worker of the Year
    • CAW Welcomes New Members
    • We, Justice and Peace


    September 10, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 30

    • CAW Celebrating 25 Years of Progress
    • Putting the Brakes on a Harper Majority in Quebec
    • Recognizing 25 Years of CAW in Quebec
    • Making History: A Visual Record of the CAW's First 25Years
    • White Congratulates Union on Anniversary
    • Ensuring Resource Sector Jobs for Canadians
    • A Sign of Hope from the Congo
    • Members Commemorate Growth, Diversity of CAW
    • Fighting for Goo Jobs
    • CAW Maintains Focus on Social Unionism, Says Hargrove
    • Stephen Harper's 130 Million Chapter 11 Giveaway
    • Nortel Workers Rally at Queen's Park: September 15
    • CONTACT Publication Schedule
    • Labour Day - Workers' Activism Can Deliver the Canada We Deserve: CAW President Ken Lewenza's Labour Day Message


    August 27, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 29

    • CAW Urges Support for Pakistan Emergency Relief
    • CAW Members Ratify Deal with Toronto Terminals Railway
    • Windsor-Built Engine Slated for Popular Ford F-150 Truck
    • CAW Calls for Government Intervetion on Navistar
    • CAW Ratifies New Deal at Fairmont Empres Hotel
    • Turbine Blades Should be Built in Siemens Hamilton Plant
    • CAW Members Picket Extendicare Head Office
    • Pension Reforms Positive but Further Improvements Still Needed, CAW President Says
    • Letter from CAW President Ken Lewenza to Roland Aurich, President and CEO of Siemens Canada


    August 13, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 28

    • New Green Jobs Must Come to Hamilton, CAW Demands
    • CAW Members at St. Marys Cement Ratify New Deal
    • Vancouver Pride Parade
    • CAW Reaches Tentative Deal with Toronto Terminals Railway
    • Expansion of New Brunswick Plant Good News for Local 2001
    • CAW Calls for a Reversal on Callaway Plant Closure Decision
    • CAW's Family Education Centre wins EatSmart Award
    • Building Hope One Home at a Time
    • CAW Protests Cuts to Personal Support Worker Hours
    • On the Road to Help Homeless Women
    • CAW President Calls for Moratorium on Online Gaming
    • CAW Welcomes New Members


    July 28, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 27

    • Government Must Extend Temporary EI Measures
    • CAW Reaches Deal With St. Marys Cement
    • CAW Members Approve VIA Deal
    • Dragon Boats for the Cure
    • Bargaining Opens at B.C.Lower Mainland Ports
    • Attack on Public Sector Workers' Collective Bargaining Unfair
    • Winnipeg Casino Workers to Vote on CAW Representation
    • $46 Million Poultry Plant Good News for N.S. Members
    • Looking Back to Move Foward: CAW Women's Art Project
    • CAW 25th Anniversary Song Contest
    • CAW Welcomes New Members


    July 16, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 26

    • Bargaining Impasse: St. Marys Cement Strike Appeal
    • CAW Joins Call for Public Inquiry into G20 Police Actions
    • Tentative Agreement at VIA Rail
    • Mass Demonstration at Siemens Canada Head Office
    • Newfoundland and Labrador Crab Harvesters Stand United
    • Ontario Premier's Letter on Navistar
    • Toronto Pride Parade
    • Agreement at BC Transit in Victoria
    • Opening of Bargaining at Lower Mainland Ports in B.C. with CAW-Container Truckers
    • New Contract for Coca-Cola Workers in Brampton
    • DID YOU KNOW...


    June 25, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 25

    • CAW Members Demonstrate at Lanark Place for Fair Contract
    • New Contract Means More Jobs in Thunder Bay, Ontario
    • Overwhelming Strike Vote at Auto Parts Maker Wescast
    • FFAW Recognizes Those who Helped Injure Harvester
    • New Leadership at UAW
    • CONTACT's Summer Schedule


    June 18, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 24

    • CAW Applauds Agreement on CPP
    • CAW Members Vote in Favour of Strike at VIA, if Needed
    • CAW Local 504 Members Reject Siemens Closure Plan
    • CAW Ratifies First Agreement with Brinks
    • June 21 - National Aboriginal Peoples Day
    • Did You Know?


    June 11, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 23

    • CAW Launches Groundbreaking Study Tracking Laid Off Workers
    • CAW Urges Harper to Condemn Attack on Aid Ships
    • Women Leaders Demand NDP Vote to Keep Gun Registry
    • CAW Calls for Extension of UI Pilot Projects and Benefis
    • CAW Recognized for Child Poverty Work
    • CAW 2010 Retired Workers Council and Conference
    • CAW Songwriting Contest
    • Key Events for the G8 & G20 People's Summit in Toronto


    June 4, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 22

    • Greater Job Security for GM Members in St. Catharines
    • CAW Continues Rotating Protests at Extendicare Facilities
    • Government Must Intervene to Secure Navistar's Future in Chatham, CAW Says
    • Shrimp Plant Closure Causes Uncertainty
    • Groundbreaking for New Environmentally Friendly Hall at Local 598
    • CAW Locals Rack Up Four Labour Media Awards
    • Former CAW President's Book Up for Award
    • CAW Vote Comes Up Short at Niagara Casinos
    • CAW Welcomes New Members
    • Cartoon
    • Did You Know... 


    May 28, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 21

    • Fighting for Decent Pensions at St. Marys Rally
    • Extendicare Urged to Return to Bargaining by Pickets
    • CAW Local 599 Conducts Health and Safety Exit Clinic
    • New Agreement Provides Future for Aluminum Plant
    • Forum on Harmful Mining Practices


    May 21, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 20

    • Expand CPP to Ease Pension Problems, New Study Says
    • Hamilton Council Makes Jobs for Siemens Workforce a Top Priority
    • CAW Demands Stronger Regulation of Retirement Homes
    • OC Transpo Contract Good News for New Flyer Workers
    • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - CAW Statement


    May 14, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 19

    • Profitable Extendicare Demands Wage Freeze
    • New Agreement at Lunenburg Recycling Centre in N.S.
    • CAW Statement on National Nurses Week - May 10 - 6, 2010
    • Cardiac Arrest Warriors Raise Funds in B.C.
    • CAW Health Care Conference
    • New CAW Harassment Investigator Training
    • First B.C. Apprenticeship Conference
    • Gary L. Parent Community and Health Services Scholarship
    • Fish Processing Workers' Strike Vote Sends Clear Message to OCI
    • B.C. Lower Mainland Celebrates Vaisakhi
    • End Deadly Asbestos Industry, Experts Urge


    May 7, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 18

    • Auto Parts Workers Say "No More Cuts"
    • CAW Protestors Urge Extendicare Back to Bargaining
    • Gun Control Lobby Gets Boost
    • Servantage Workers in B.C. Approve New Contract
    • CAW Presidents Conference
    • Pension Information Picket Downtown Toronto
    • Celebrating the 40th Birthday of Earth Day
    • Solidarity for St. Marys Workers: Rally on May 18
    • CAW's Heslop Named to College of Trades, Appointments Council
    • CAW's Holloway Named to N.S. Premier's Council on the Economy


    April 30, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 17

    • Extendicare Breaks off Talks With the CAW
    • Newfoundland Government Must Support Crab Fishery, CAW Says
    • Can YOU Live on Ontario Social Assistance? Do The Math.
    • CAW Honoured at York Region Labour Awards
    • Restarted Ajax Parts Plant Brings Union Members Back to Work
    • Canada's Green Economy Network Launched
    • CAW Local 1917 Members Ratify New Agreement at Hitachi Truck
    • Support the Robin Hood Tax
    • CAW Women's Conference
    • CAW New Members
    • ParliamANT Hill
    • PEL Spring 2010 Schedule


    April 23, 1010 - Volume 40, No. 16

    • CAW Calls for Doubling of CPP at Federal Pension Roundtable
    • CAW Applies for Certification at Niagara Casinos
    • Repayment of Loans Good News for Industry, Says CAW President
    • Canada Protects Auto Parts Jobs in Landmark Deal with GM
    • Trade Justice Network Concerned Over Controversial Canada-EU Trade Deal
    • CAW Health and Safety Conference: June 4 - 6
    • CLC Atlantic Canada Rep - Sebastien Bezeau
    • Unemployment Isurance Conference
    • Provincial Minimum/Training Wages


    April 16, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 15

    • Labour Solidarity Critical for Union Density, Says Lewenza
    • Government Must Expand Pension Consultations
    • CAW Supports 350.org, Global Climate Campaign
    • Temporary Foreign Worker Program Fataly Flawed
    • CAW Council Observes Day of Mourning
    • Threads of Life Offers Hope to Families Struggling After a Workplace Fatality
    • Workers Must Take on the Harper Agenda, PSAC Urges
    • Premier McGuinty Urged to Stop Closure of Xstrata Met Site
    • New CAW Youth Committee Handbook - Now Available!
    • Governments Must Help Secure Northern Rail Lines, CAW Says
    • Contract Talks Break Off With Ocean Choice International
    • Did You Know?


    April 9, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 14

    • CAW Members Overwhelmingly Approve MTS Allstream Contract
    • CAW Members Ratify Agreement at Metro Warehouse
    • Mothers and Daughters Skilled Trades Awareness Conference
    • St. Mary's Picket Line
    • Expand Canada Pension Plan, CAW Says
    • Did You Know??


    April 1, 2010 - Volume 40, No 13

    • GM Recall of Oshawa Shift Good News, CAW Says
    • New Agreement at Westcast Provides Greater Job Security
    • Ontario Budget Positive on Child Care but Workers Still Insecure
    • Halt Canada-Colombia Free Trade, CAW Says
    • CAW Welcomes New Members


    March 26, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 12

    • Siemens Rall Calls for Stop to Closure
    • CAW Members Rally Behind striking Steelworkers
    • Overwhelming Support for New Contact at General Dynamics
    • Don't Forget!


    March 19, 2010 - Volume 40, No 11

    • Workers Shocked a Sudden Closure of Historic Siemens Plant
    • Our Resources Stay Here Rally
    • CAW Local 222 Members on Strike at St Marys Cement
    • Conract Maintained for CAW Members at Aramark
    • Strike Over at Debro Steel


    March 12, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 10

    • Tories Take Over Two Months on Do-Nothing Budget, CAW says
    • CAW Donates to 50 Women's Shelters Across Canada
    • Workers Donate Sick Days for Haitian Relief Effort
    • CAW Reaches New Agreement with MTS Allstream
    • Native Land Rights Meeting at CAW Kitchener Office
    • New Agreement Ratified at GE Canada
    • Letter to the Editor from CAW President Ken Lewenza
    • National Skilled Trades Conference Caesars Windsor
    • Generosity of CAW Members Inspires London Community
    • International Women's Day Letter - Forward We March


    March 5, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 9

    • Community Forums Highlight Need for Pension Reform
    • Workers Reject Concession Demands at Westcast
    • CAW Calls fo Job Investments and Income Supports for Unemployed and Pensioners
    • Alternative Federal Budget Targets Job Creation
    • Cut Search and Rescu Response Times, FFAW Urges
    • Rich Northern Nations Must Pay Down Climate Debt, Urges Klein
    • Ontario to Invest $81 Million in Ford Essex Plant
    • Airline Workers' Voices Must be Heard on Canada-EU Deal
    • Investment in Halifax Shipyard Creates New Jobs
    • Education Update! New in Educatin - Building Strong Local Unions!
    • CALM/LABOURTECH Conference


    February 26, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 8

    • Supreme Court Rules on Giant Mine Dispute
    • Protection for Precarious Workers in New Bruswick
    • Reality Check on Women's Equality
    • Talks Break off Between CAW/FFAW and OCI
    • CAW Team Wins People's Choice Chili Contest
    • CALM/LABOUR TECH Conference


    February 19, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 7

    • Strong Arbitration Award for Pharma Plus Workers in Ottawa
    • RSI Awareness Day: February 28 Because Work Shouldn't Hurt
    • Norfolk Hopital Ageement Overwhelmingly Ratified
    • Brampton Pension Forum
    • Severance Must be Priority, CAW Urges Labour Minister
    • Unicef and CAW Raise Thousands for Haiti Relief in Toronto


    February 12, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 6

    • Buy America Deal to Have Dire Consequences for Canada
    • Part-time Jobs Don't Make for Recovery, CAW President says
    • CAW Members Ratify Nova Scotia Health Care Agreements
    • CAW Calls for Probe into Mining Giant Xstrata
    • Settlement Agreement with Nortel
    • CAW Members Ratify Two Collective Agreements at Windsor Regional Hospital
    • GDP: Measuring the Human Side of the Canadian Economic Crisis
    • Canadian Content Rules Help Create Jobs in Quebec
    • CAW Health Care Conference
    • Notes from HAITI... CAW Members Help Out at Clinic


    February 5, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 5

    • CAW Local 598 Members Ratify Xstrata Agreement
    • CAW's Nash Gets NDP Nomination
    • Protesters Take Over N.S. Government Office to Save Ferry
    • OFL Launches Communities That Work Campaign
    • Unemployed Running Out of Benefits Before Finding Jobs
    • McMaster Establishes Canada's First Labour Studies School
    • Notes from Haiti...CAW Members Support Rescue Mission of Haitian Orphans
    • CAW Welcomes New Members
    • Education Update: New! One-Day Grievance Handling & Workplace Leadership - Basic
    • Stop Bill C-391 - Save the National Gun Registry


    January 29, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 4

    • Local 598 Xstrata Membership Vote in Favour of Strike Action
    • Amendments to Ontario Workplace Violence Bill
    • Settlement at Aradco, Aramco Plants in Windsor
    • Trade Talks with Europe an Attack on Democracy
    • Air Canada Unions Appoint Roy Romanow Board Representative
    • CAW Calls for Full-Time Job Commitments at Casino Niagara
    • Study Shows Health Care Workers Suffer High Workplace Stress
    • Education Update! New! One-Day Health and Safety Course
    • Canadians Demand MPs Get Back to Work: Nation-Wide Rallies for Democracy - January 23, 2010 photo collage


    January 22, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 3

    • Former PMP Workers Honoured at Graduation Ceremony
    • Support CAW Haiti Emergency Relief Efforts
    • Community Rallies to Save Kidd Creek Metallurgical Site
    • Support Debro Steel Workers in Brampton, Ontario
    • CAW Local 444 Holds Classes on Human Rights Training
    • CAW Health Care Conference
    • Staff Appointment


    January 15, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 2

    • Urgent Call for Haiti Relief Fund
    • Save the Met Site Coalition Formed
    • Training and Respect for Airport Security Workers
    • Public Enquiry Needed into Construction Worker Deaths
    • Canadian Workers Abandoned by Tory Governent, CAW says
    • Transport Minister's Turn to Fly it Right
    • CAW Members Ratify Pacific Coach Lines Agreement by 88%
    • CAW Local 114 Contributes to Long Standing Event in B.C.
    • CAW Family Education Program
    • Sault Area Hospital Agreement Ratified
    • Education Update!
    • Staff Appointment


    January 8, 2010 - Volume 40, No. 1

    • World Leaders Fail to Make Real Progress in Climate Talks
    • Higher Canadian Content Rules for TTC Bus Purchases
    • Workers Receive Owed Monies Following Plant Occupation
    • CAW to Represent Gibraltar Mine Workers
    • Tentative Agreement Ratified at Jazz Air
    • Need for Tougher Laws after Vancouver Bus Driver Attacked
    • Anniversary of Commitment to Support Auto Industry
    • Highest Paid CEOs Pocket Average of $7.3 million in 2008
    • Members Ratify Agreements at Leamington Hospital
    • Skilled Trades Support
    • Labour Activist Recognized
    • Nova Scotia Must Support Yarmouth Ferry Service
    • CAW Connected
    • Making Green Jobs Happen
    • CAW Welcomes New Members
    • Government Benefits 2010