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Description: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union members have voted at their annual convention to merge with the Canadian Auto Workers union, forming Canada’s largest private-sector union.

Source: Canadian Labour Reporter

Date: 10/15/2012


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Questions for discussion:

  • How many workers will the new union represent?
  • Why does the CEP president believe this move is a “step forward for progressive people” in Canada?
  • What are the next steps in the process of creating the new “super union”?
  • What are the advantages of this merger from the members’ point of view?
  • What could be the disadvantages?


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