Canadian Automobile Workers (CAW)

The Canadian section of the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) emerged in the l930's. In the mid-eighties, the Canadians broke from the Americans and established their own union: the National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW) and became the largest union in the country.

Today, its members not only build cars, trains, planes and buses, but they also mine salt, coal and nickel. They pull fish from the sea, they manufacture telecommunication equipment, they work in hotels and casinos, and they cook and serve food in restaurants and care for patients in nursing homes.

These photographs celebrate the diversity of CAW workers and were published as part of the CAW millennium book.

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