CAW Automodular Deal Sets Precedent for Detroit Industry

April 18, 2010


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CAW Automodular Deal Sets Precedent For Detroit Industry
dated April 18, 2010

Whitby, Ontario
April 18, 2010
      

Whitby, Ontario
April 18, 2010



Jerry Dias
Assistant to CAW President

       "It is an historic day in our union because never before has the Big Three ever recognized that they have to take the workers along with their sourcing decisions."



 

Steve Batchelor
Pres. CAW Local 1090

       "The determination of this membership and the incredible, incredible support from your national union on the Automodular situation is what led us to where we are today and you ought to be damn proud because I certainly am damn proud of our union. It is very clear that Automodular has lost the work to Inteva. We've reached an agreement that will move the Automodular workers, transition them into Inteva by seniority under the terms and conditions of a CAW Local 1090 collective agreement. We've got an agreement with Inteva that will not reduce wages by one cent."



 

Lloyd Thompson
19 year Automodular CAW Local 1090

       "It's a great day for us because at least we're. We were going through so much as a union, fighting the Big Three and now today is a wonderful day."



 

Brenda Arenburg
14 years Automodular CAW Local 1090

       "I am so glad of what took place here today. I can't believe it and I will stand behind the union 100 per cent."


 

Heather White
Automodular worker CAW Local 1090

       "I'm glad that they came forth and stopped General Motors from controlling labour rates. I think that is the most important thing is that General Motors was intimidating and wanting to control labour rates and dismissing the unionized base which has kept them going for all these years."


 

Mike Woolner
11 year Automodular CAW Local 1090

       "Honestly I'm impressed. I didn't expect things to work as well as they did. The fact that we are not going to drop any wages down is remarkable. We expected, honestly $14-$15 an hour with this new company. It's a great victory it really is."


 

Steve Batchelor
Pres. CAW Local 1090

       "We all know this was G.M.'s platform. They were setting the stage to reduce our parts workers down to substandard level of $14 an hour and certainly this was not only a victory in that sense, but people are going to be thinking now. This has stopped that in it's tracks as far as I'm concerned absolutely. We set the stage here."


 

Jerry Dias
Assistant to CAW President

       "The message to Ford and Chrysler is that we're not sitting down taking this lightly at all. We're calling a meeting of our leadership of all of the auto-parts and we're going to put together strategies that make sure that there's a lot more of these Automodulars."


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