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Description: Unifor and Ford of Canada have reached a tentative agreement after a tense round of talks. The tentative agreement includes a $700 million investment by the auto maker in its Canadian plants.

Source: Canadian Press/National Newswatch

Date: 11/01/2016

Link: http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2016/11/01/negotiations-with-ford-most-challenging-among-the-detroit-three-unifor-2/#.WBhgmi3yuUk

Related links:

Globe and Mail story
CTV story
Earlier update
Ford of Canada
Unifor

Questions for discussion:

• What are the key points of this tentative agreement?
• Consult your text: what is pattern bargaining?
• Consult the Related Links: why did the union have difficulty carrying out pattern bargaining in this case?
* What were Ford’s objections to the Unifor proposals?
• What was the cause of friction between the Unifor locals in Windsor and Oakville?

 

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