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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:09 PM
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Toyota Faces Union Organization Vote at Ontario Plant
Source: Bloomberg

By Alan Ohnsman

March 15 -- Toyota Motor Corp. workers at a Canadian assembly plant vote next week on representation by the Machinists, the first such attempt to organize one of the Japanese carmaker's North American factories, the union said.

A certification vote for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. workers in Cambridge, Ontario, is set for March 20, Ian Morland, organizer for the International Association of Machinists' District 140, said in an interview late yesterday. The union filed for a vote for 3,100 of the plant's employees with Ontario's Ministry of Labor Thursday.

The plant ``has been successful without a union,'' Toyota said in an e-mailed statement today. ``TMMC team members have built a strong and stable company that offers excellent compensation and benefits, as well as employment security.''

No assembly plant wholly owned by Toyota, Japan's largest automaker, Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. or Hyundai Motor Co. in the U.S. or Canada, has been organized by the United Auto Workers and Canadian Auto Workers unions. The UAW's past efforts targeting Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky, plant and Nissan's Smyrna, Tennessee, failed to win enough support.


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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:06 PM
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1. i hope they succeed
the UAW has been trying to organize forever...
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Yogi Donating Member (648 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:49 PM
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2. I hope they get .....
representation of the UAW. Every person deserves a voice in their employment.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:00 PM
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3. Walmart closed a store in Canada after they voted to join a union
Solidarity, brothers and sisters. I am driving a Ford made in Canada by union autoworkers.
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jdadd Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 10:25 AM
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4. This is good news....
I hope they succeed...
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