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The Real News Network: Canadian Autoworkers Fight Back

June 16, 2008
12:00 PM

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Canadian Autoworkers Fight Back
Workers from truck plant selected to be closed next year blockade General Motors HQ in Canada
June 16 - The REAL News reporter Carlos Basilone covered the event of Union members from across Ontario showing up in Oshawa Thursday to show solidarity for Canadian Auto Workers Local 222.

Over two thousand union members gathered to protest and listen to vitriolic protestations from union leaders. "We've still got a hell of a fight, because you're dealing with the most arrogant sons of bitches that ever faced [inaudible], and that's the people that are running this company in Detroit."

The autoworkers had setup a blockade at the General Motors Canadian headquarters in Oshawa on June 4th, one day after GM announced they would be shutting down a truck assembly plant cutting 2600 hundred jobs next year.

General Motors took the Union to court asking for an injunction against the blockade and seeking damages of 1.5 million dollars from the CAW and five of its directors.

For the complete report, visit the link below at The REAL News Network:

Canadian autoworkers fight back.

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