Strike Mandate at Big Three Automakers
September 1, 2005
CAW members who work at the Big Three automakers in Canada have voted overwhelmingly to give their bargaining committees the
mandate to strike, if necessary, to achieve their bargaining demands in the current round of contract talks.

Here are the results from votes across Ontario on August 28, 2005:

CAW members at General Motors voted 97.1 per cent in favour of a strike, if necessary, Ford members voted 95.5 per cent in favour and
DaimlerChrysler members voted 97.9 per cent to support a strike, if necessary.

CAW president Buzz Hargrove said the vote results show that CAW members are determined to negotiate a strong collective agreement
in 2005 that provides wage and pension gains, job and income security, as well as benefit and working condition improvements.

“These results show that our members understand the importance of backing their bargaining committees as we head into what will be
a tough round of bargaining with General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler,” Hargrove said.

Source:  CAW NewsNow
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