Nearly 1,000 CAW delegates have voted unanimously in favour of moving forward with creating a new union with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union (CEP).
The CAW is the largest private sector union in Canada with over 250,000 members from coast to coast.
The creation of three separate categories of Employment Insurance claimants is "a backward step" for the EI system in Canada, said FFAW/CAW President Earle McCurdy.
Earth Hour is more than just switching off lights for one hour once a year. It is meant to raise awareness about climate change issues, which continue to worsen.
New possibilities: Discussions are taking place between CAW and CEP on the forming of an historic new union for Canadian workers.
The CAW is questioning federal government claims that London, Ontario locomotive maker Electro-Motive's assets were below the Investment Canada Act threshold for government review.
Canada's job market still hasn't fully recovered from the last major economic crisis, leaving workers more vulnerable to layoffs, wage cuts and poorer quality job prospects.
The $40 billion, 30-year program promises to create thousands of jobs over the long term.
Women have been faced with job loss at a higher rate than men since manufacturing jobs began to disappear in 2002.
Poverty activists will rally in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's Ontario riding of Whitby-Ajax Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. demanding provisions to tackle poverty are included in the next budget.
The CAW is calling on the federal government to provide loan guarantees to Canadian industry, similar to what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has offered to banks to support inter-bank lending.