About the CAW

The Canadian Auto Workers union is one of the largest private sector unions in the country with approximately 193,000 members from coast to coast to coast.

Since the CAW's founding convention in 1985 the CAW has continued to grow through organizing and mergers with other unions into a diverse and progressive organization representing workers throughout virtually every sector of the Canadian economy.

CAW members work in aerospace, mining, fishing, auto and specialty vehicle assembly, auto parts, hotels, airlines, rail, education, hospitality, retail, road transportation, health care, manufacturing, shipbuilding and other sectors of the economy.

The CAW is not only dedicated to fighting for workers rights at the bargaining table, it's equally committed to taking on economic, political and social issues that affect its members and their families in the broader community.

In this section of our website, you will find information about our union's structure and constitution, our history and development as a Canadian union, the diversity and growth of our membership, and much more!  

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