Unifor president cites plant cutbacks and closures on both sides of the border following pledges to maintain operations.
33 manufacturing plants down in nine states across the US, plus 22 parts distribution warehouses.
But it doesn’t mean there will be a work stoppage. Contracts expire Sept. 14.
Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler are still making good money, and the UAW will want a bigger piece.
Calls it a symbol to members that the union has their backs.
Roughly 1,100 longshoremen at Canada’s second largest port are looking to improve working conditions.
The two sides have not been at the bargaining table since the Trudeau Liberals brought in a back-to-work bill to halt the rotating walkouts.
Canadian Union of Postal Workers is “exploring all options to fight the back-to-work legislation.”
Trudeau government has introduced legislation to force an end to rotating strikes by Canada Post employees.
Four-year offer includes annual 2% wage hikes, plus signing bonuses of up to $1,000 per employee.
Rotating strikes will resume Tuesday at different locations across the country.
GTA job action forced delays in shipments of tens of thousands of letters and parcels across the country.
Small firms rely on Canada post to deliver advertising material, cheques.
Unifor alleges Compass Minerals has been flying in replacement workers from New Brunswick to break the strike.
75% of its members voted against the deal offered following eight months of negotiations.