The auto industry negotiations UAW and Unifor are engaged in are distinct and complex. Ultimately, autoworkers in Canada and the US are fighting for the same things: fairness, job security, and respect after the sacrifices of the last brutal years.
An alarming number of commentators are grafting their ideological purity on the situation. But the final settlement was nit Biden’s fault, nor the fault of the two political parties. It’s Rail Labor leadership’s fault.
When is a lockout a strike? When corporate media says so. The corporate media will always defer to corporate interests because those are the interests that pay its bill. As a result, labour concerns are usually either downplayed or ignored.
Prior to the introduction of an increased minimum wage in Ontario, the business community spread fear that unemployment would rise. Instead the rate has hit an 18-year low. Next time business cries wolf, workers should just pushback harder.