Hermitage #HamOnt – Part 8

Odds and Ends   This is part 8 and the final installment of the unfinished Hermitage Ruins doc.  Last year, as it appeared that the Hermitage would be partial demolished, a group of activists held a gathering at the Hermitage.  Their goal, to save the Hermitage. This short and unfinished film follows some of theContinue reading “Hermitage #HamOnt – Part 8”

EMD Lockout – Update on Hamilton Caterpillar Boycott Motion

Update on Hamilton Caterpillar Boycott Motion On Wednesday, February 22, 2012– Hamilton City Council discussed the motion to boycott Caterpillar products and Services, here are the results: 1.) The local Caterpillar dealership requested the opportunity to present their case before a subcommittee of City Council.  The councillors agreed and the meeting will occur when everyoneContinue reading “EMD Lockout – Update on Hamilton Caterpillar Boycott Motion”

Call to Action – Support Caterpillar boycott

I ask that all CAW members attend the next meeting of Hamilton City Council on Wednesday, February 22, 2012(5:00 pm) at 71 Main Street(City Hall).  Council chambers are located on the second floor. City Council will be debating the motion to boycott Caterpillar products and services because of their 2010 purchase and then closure of the Electro-MotiveContinue reading “Call to Action – Support Caterpillar boycott”

EMD Lockout – Help Make The Right Decision

Please email the Mayor and Councillors and tell them why they should support the motion to boycott Caterpillar products and services. Help our political leaders make the right decision by sending them a short email explaining why you believe it is a good decision for the Hamilton community. Make it short and make it personal.Continue reading “EMD Lockout – Help Make The Right Decision”

EMD Lockout – Help Make The Right Decision

Please email the Mayor and Councillors and tell them why they should support the motion to boycott Caterpillar products and services. Help our political leaders make the right decision by sending them a short email explaining why you believe it is a good decision for the Hamilton community. Make it short and make it personal.Continue reading “EMD Lockout – Help Make The Right Decision”

EMD Lockout – Labour Council Supports City Boycott

Last night Hamilton Labour Council supported two motions to back Ward 4 Councillor Sam Merulla’s efforts to boycott Caterpillar products and services. The two motions that I proposed in the political action and social services committee were accepted by delegates of Hamilton and District Labour Council state: 1.)    That the HDLC supports the city council proposalContinue reading “EMD Lockout – Labour Council Supports City Boycott”

EMD Lockout – Ingersoll City May Not Buy Caterpillar

Ingersoll’s City Council is considering not buying Caterpillar backhoe.  Dan Borthwick, President of CAW Local 88 is asking council to buy a higher price competitor so that the city can make a strong political statement.  The decision has been defer to the next meeting of council on March 12.  You can read the CBC NewsContinue reading “EMD Lockout – Ingersoll City May Not Buy Caterpillar”

EMD Lockout – Hamilton City Council Feb 22, 2012

Please come out and support Sam Merulla’s motion to have the City of Hamilton boycott caterpillar product and services on Feb 22, 2012. I still need to confirm the time but meeting will likely start at 7 pm. I feel very strongly about the Caterpillar situation given the recent lockouts at Nanticoke and Hamilton withContinue reading “EMD Lockout – Hamilton City Council Feb 22, 2012”

EMD Lockout – Labour at the Crossroads

A recent article in In These Times by Mike Elk (Jan 30) suggests that the labour movement in Canada is at the crossroads. Elk argues that we might be following the same path as the US labour movement after the air traffic controllers strike in the early 1980s. The article is hopeful because of how theContinue reading “EMD Lockout – Labour at the Crossroads”

EMD Lockout – Ed Holders denies EMD-Caterpillar got money

MP Ed Holder denies that EMD-Caterpillar got $5 million from the Federal government in Occupy London Media interview. The London MP says that it is untrue and that Bob Rae and the CAW have got this wrong. Comments are made at the 2.00 minute mark of the video. Please see  Occupy London Media video of 28 JanContinue reading “EMD Lockout – Ed Holders denies EMD-Caterpillar got money”

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