The lights will go off at Ford of Canada Ltd.’s St Thomas, ON, Canada, assembly plant in September 2011, despite the best efforts of Canada Auto Workers union leadership. Some 1,600 workers will be displaced, despite “efforts by the union, lobbying, and protests” CAW President Ken Lewenza says today in a media briefing to announce a tentative agreement with Ford and the union. Ford had demanded concessions from its CAW workforce to match givebacks the union provided struggling General ...

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