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here is the latest headlines......If ford does not agree will DCX workers strike?? what if they dont agree before the expiration date, do workers automatically go on strike??

Ford is CAW's strike target


TONY VAN ALPHEN
BUSINESS REPORTER

In a break with tradition, the Canadian Auto Workers Union is changing its strategy in pivotal Big Three contract talks.
CAW president Buzz Hargrove revealed today that the union will try to reach a pattern contract with Ford Motor Co of Canada. However, the union will switch and focus on bargaining at Daimler Chyrsler Canada if talks are not progressing by early next week at Ford, Hargrove announced.

Hargrove said the union will still strike at one company by a midnight Sept. 20 deadline if negotiators have not reached a tentative deal.

Historically, the union has selected one company as a strike target with the aim of getting a contract and establishing a pattern that the other two auto giants would follow.

"We will have an agreement or strike on Sept. 20 at one of the companies," Hargrove said.

The CAW is negotiating contracts covering more than 41,000 workers at Ford, Daimler and GM.

The union eliminated GM as a target late last night.

Traditionally, the union strikes a deal with the target, with or without a strike, and then bargains with the remaining two to match the settlement. The last strike in Canada was in 1996, when workers walked out at GM for 22 days.

Bargaining at the Big Three began in July, but those involved say the talks have become the most difficult in about 25 years because GM and Ford are both losing money and market share.
 

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Quote from BRAMPTONASSEMBLY.COM posted 8/29/05

CAW National President Buzz Hargrove will make an announcement around Labour Day, as to whether or not DaimlerChrysler is, in fact, the "Target Company" for major auto bargaining in Canada for 2005.
General Motors, or possibly the Ford Motor Company could be chosen instead of DaimlerChrysler to be "1st up to set the pattern" for the industry in our nation.
Should GM or Ford be chosen as the target company, we continue working until their contract is settled.
After their contract is settled, assuming we are "2nd up", bargaining then resumes in ernest for a new settlement with DaimlerChrysler.

Membership Give CAW Negotiators Strike Mandate

CAW members who work at the Big 3 automakers in Canada have voted overwhelmingly to give union negotiators the mandate to strike, if necessary, to achieve their bargaining demands in the upcoming round of contract talks.


Read more at
bramptonassembly.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1526&sid=4500b9a0556e1df37b9eb5e63b1bbe7e

Also see
http://www.bramptonassembly.com/board/viewtopic.php?p=8763#8763
 

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I saw that, my post already says that Ford was selected as the one to talk to first
 
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