Do Canadian and American autoworkers bargain the same collective agreement?


Although Unifor and the U.S.-based United Auto Workers (UAW) union will bargain simultaneously with the Detroit Three automakers this year, the collective agreements are separate and distinct. The UAW agreements, for instance, expire four days in advance of Unifor’s. The UAW agreements cover Detroit Three facilities based in the United States.

Despite the differences in our collective agreements, Unifor and the UAW maintain close relations and open dialogue. It is important that North American autoworkers work together, and stand in solidarity with one another, to continue improving the working conditions and living standards for all workers.