Unifor to announce Detroit Three strike target on Sept. 8

Posted at 8:35 AM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 08:35:32-04

(WXYZ) — Unifor's National President will announce Tuesday which Detroit Three automaker will be selected to establish the pattern agreement for 2020 auto bargaining.

According to a release from Unifor, the announcement will be made live on Facebook on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. from the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.

“On Tuesday I will announce the company that I believe will give Unifor the best chance to address our bargaining agenda and our vision for the industry, including job security issues, new product allocations and economic progress for our members” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “We will also continue to push provincial and federal governments to be active participants in support of our efforts to secure our auto industry’s future. A future made in Canada.”

The expiring collective agreements cover about 17,000 Unifor members at the Detroit Three.

Last weekend, workers voted overwhelmingly to authorize strike action should negotiations fail to reach a settlement with the target employer by the Sept 21st strike deadline.