Day of Mourning – April 2019
Marwan Abouzeeni gets recognition award
Marwan Abouzeeni gets recognition award for his timely coming to the assistance of a fellow Unifor 195 Veteran Cab driver.
Jagmeet Singh visits Windsor-Essex
Local 195 executives are among labour leaders and the community of Windsor Essex to welcome the NDP leader to Windsor. Jagmeet Singh brought with him great plan for Pharma Care to our citizens of Canada.
John Toth, Celebration of Life
In early March, our members at Syncreon have voted 99.9% in favour of strike action. The previous agreement expired Marcg 31st, 2019. Syncreon is the last stop in the supply chain to Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant.
On April 2nd, 2019, our members at Syncreon Automotive had voted at Unifor 195 Local in Windsor for the new contract. We had 90% of the total members come out to vote for the agreement. Our members have ratified this agreement by 81% in favour of the new three-year deal. The ratification avoids a possible strike at the plant that supplies (FCA) Windsor Assembly Plant.
The Bargaining Committee, our Local and the National Union are pleased with this outcome and it feels good to get the deal for the workers. The Bargaining Committee went in knowing exactly what the membership wanted and pushed hard each day to achieve their goal. The members have told us all along they felt they were underpaid. The $1.50/hour increase is effective immediately and as well, this agreement has additional wage increases for each year of the contract.
Many issues needed to be addressed, with “respect” being a top priority. Emergency leave days were addressed due to the government constantly making changes to the ESA. There were many language gains, not limited to Union office, as well as harassment language, time off, seniority, benefits and also a signing bonus. There are many improvements in this collective agreement and we owe a lot to this membership. This is a great collective agreement!
Congratulations to the Bargaining Committee, Mike Borovic, Dave Chapman, Linda Poho and Rob Kennedy, as well as Theresa Farao, Staff Rep. and Tammy Pomerleau, Acting President.
Thank you to the full-time officer’s Emile Nabbout and Sarkis Gaspar and many executive board members that gave their support during this process.
Unifor 195 Rally – March 22 2019
GM Rally In Oshawa
Save Oshawa GM Rally – Windsor 2019
UNIFOR 195 members join rally in support of General Motors workers in Oshawa.
Using the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit as a backdrop, hundreds of people gathered along Windsor’s riverfront Wednesday December 19th, afternoon to show their support for 2500 GM workers in Oshawa.
Chairpersons Seminar & Tour at Kautex
Healthy & Safety Education Class
Remembrance Day 2018
USMCA Trades Meeting
Successful New CA for Gates Windsor
Lloyd Tierney, Rose Thibert, and John Toth put the final touches on a new Collective Agreement covering approximately 180 members at Gates Windsor. Members ratified the new agreement on Saturday, October 27, which featured wage increases of 50 cents per hour in each year of the 3 year agreement as well as additional holidays in each year, increases in benefits, increased representation, job security language and important seniority rights language. Congratulations to our members and to the committee, including Bryan Adams who is not in the photo as he was participating in a class to help our members with WSIB.
Flag Day Celebration 2018
Family Day Celebration September 2018
Board Members at ADM Unit
2018 United Way Campaign Kickoff Luncheon
Labour Day 2018
Unifor Canadian Convention Council – Halifax 2018
Unifor Local 195 Delegates attended the Unifor Canadian Convention in Halifax.
Our Local 195 Canadian Council Delegates with Jerry Dias at the convention in Halifax. In the picture is
Tammy Smith, Don White, John Toth, Jerry Dias, Emile Nabbout, Nisar Ahmad
Windsor Pride Parade 2018
Round Table Meeting with the NDP
Local 195 representatives were glad to be among labour leaders in Windsor and Essex county for a round table discussion with Canada’s NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, during his visit to our region on July 21, 2018 . We had great conversations over many issues that impact Canadians, businesses, and our community, especially the recent tariffs issue , pension security, and the trade insecurity we are all facing.
Vets Cab Newly Elected Committee
Congratulations to our Vets Cab new elected committee sworn in by National area director Jack Robison. Also in attendance were some Executive Board members from Local 195.
Goderich Salt Mine Strike – July 2018
Unifor Local 195 2018 Bursary Award Winners! Congrats!
Unifor 195’s 37th Annual Al Carriere Memorial Golf Tournament took place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, with all proceeds going towards the Alzheimer’s’ Society.
UNIFOR Local 195 Financial Secretary Don White attended #Unifor’s first Pension Summit in Port Elgin where delegates planned the union’s future work to ensure secure pensions for all members & retirees
Local 195 General Council Delegates take the pledge to support Gender Equality
Unifor Local 195 partners with Syncreon to sponsor the school nutrition progam at William G Davis School
Motor City Chrysler Members on Strike
Ford Protest TPP
Unifor Local 195 members stand together to oppose the TPP trade agreement that will cost thousands of jobs in our area.
Unifor 195 members participate in Windsor’s Women’s March on January 20, 2018
Unifor 195 Chairperson Seminar
Day of Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women, December 6, 2017
Members of the Unifor Labour Centre, all of the members from the Women’s Committees from Unifor Locals 195, 240, 1973, and 2458, and other labour and community organizations participated in a vigil held on December 6 to remember the 14 women who were killed at L’ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. This day is a day of remembrance and action to end violence against women.
Unifor 195 Retiree Christmas Party
Ontario Regional Council, December 2017
Independent Auto Parts Sector Council, November 2017
Rally to protest Torex Gold Resources
John Toth, President Unifor 195, Resolutions Committee
Unifor Local 195 President John Toth was apart of the Resolutions Committee making decisions all of which were supported by the delegation of more that 600 Unifor Members at The Ontario Regional Council 2017.
Unifor Local 195 First Vice-President, Christine Maclin accepts the Member-At-Large position on the Ontario Regional Council Executive Board. Nominated by Unifor Local 195 President, John Toth.
Charlie Brooks Labour Appreciation Award 2017
Unifor Local 195 had the pleasure to present and support recipient, Dino Chiodo. Thank you to Dino and for all his hard work and solidarity!
Shine the Light on Women Abuse
Unifor Local 195 will not remain silent, will not tolerate, excuse, or allow any violence or abuse against women. We wear purple to shine the light on woman abuse.
Fall Social at Unifor Local 195
Our very own NDP Member of Parliament of Essex County, Tracey Ramsey at the Fall Social Event. Unifor Local 195 members attended and leaders supporting leaders.
Unifor 195 & Windsor District Labour Council
Every second Tuesday of the month is the Windsor District Labour Council Meeting held at Unifor Local 200/444 Hall. Unifor 195 is committed to being apart of the broader Labour conversations.
End Pension Theft town Hall Windsor Area MPs.
Remembrance Day, 2017 – Windsor
Unifor Local 195 members attended the Windsor Remembrance Day ceremony to remember those who sacrificed and fought for what we know today.
Women’s Activist Regional Education
Unifor Sisters take part in the first of many Women’s Activist Regional Education courses. Unifor Local 195 Sisters Debbie Westrop, Wendy Johnstone, Pam Roy, Lynda McRae, Beverly Brissette, Nicole Simpson, and Heather Greer-Massie.
Fair Trade not Free Trade
Fair Trade not Free Trade rally at the Labour Centre – FCA Security Unit believe in Fair Trade!
Women’s March Convention – Detroit
Unifor Delegation at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit, Michigan. Unifor 195 members, Vice-President Christine Maclin and Maclin’s daughter, Unifor 1285 member.
Motor City Chrysler Member Recognized
43-year retired Motor City Chrysler member, Donald Drake. Unifor 195 wishes him a Happy Retirement!
Make it Fair: $15 Fairness and Equal Pay Rally
Pam Roy, Women’s Advocate at Lakeside Plastic, Don White, Christine Maclin and Unifor 444 member rally for equal pay rights and fairness.
WIFF Screen of Delores
Sponsored by the Windsor District Labour Council Women’s Committee along with other Locals including Unifor Local 195.