NAVISTAR / INTERNATIONAL TRUCK
July 9, 2002 No. 3
- Navistar obtained a continuation of an injunction
limiting picketing on Monday after several days of
hearings. The CAW remains firm in its position to not allow
replacement workers into the plant. The company, which
advertised late last week for replacement workers in
several south western Ontario cities, has not attempted to
bring in scabs this week but the strikers remain on alert
- Monday night a large CAW delegation crowded into
Chatham's city council meeting and eventually held a
meeting with the mayor to stress the union's position
regarding replacement workers.
- CAW president Buzz Hargrove again wrote Brad Clark,
Minister of Labour, to express "my extreme frustration"
with the Minister's lack of action in "one of the most
serious labour disputes that our union has been involved
in". The letter can be found on the CAW's web site -
www.caw.ca - then click on the left hand menu button
- Don Milner, the CAW local 444 member run over by a van
driven by security guards remains in critical
- New verses for "Solidarity Forever":
Navistar in Chatham used to be the place to work
But now they're trying to run it with a vicious bunch of
They're trying to take away the things that we've been
But the union marches on.
For those of you without a union hope you realize
The benefits that we fought for seem to run on down the
Please be patient with us trying to keep what we have
So when you go by TOOT your horn!
Navistar keeps trying to bring these goons from out of
They're trying to bring the SCABS in, they're trying to
wear us down
But we'll stand and fight to uphold all the gains we've
and we'll kick those scabs out of town.