CAW members move with ‘historic’ agreement

Workers will go to non-union shop but keep contract protections
By Danielle Harder
||Last Updated: 06/18/2010

The Canadian Auto Workers union (CAW) has reached what it calls an “historic” agreement for about 70 former Automodular employees in Oshawa, Ontario. General Motors severed ties with the auto parts supplier earlier this year and switched the contract to Inteva Products, a non-unionized Michigan-based company.

Under pressure from the CAW, the union and GM have negotiated an agreement that would see the Automodular workers move to Inteva’s new facility in Ontario (yet to be named), taking their union cards, collective bargaining agreement and existing wages with them.