The Oshaworker

1425 Phillip Murray Avenue
Oshawa, Ontario, L1J 8L4
905-723-1187 | 1-800-465-5458
Email: local222@local222.ca

The deadline for the Fall 2017 Oshaworker is Friday, August 18 at 4 p.m.

Oshaworker, Spring 2017
Mourning the loss of Bob White, LIM members donate to Grandview Kids, Shutterbugs travel north to capture fall colours, Unifor DREC raise $7,000 for cancer prevention initiatives through Valentine’s Comedy night, Local 222 member at City Wide Taxi honoured, Local 222 members join Women’s March on Washington.


Oshaworker, Winter 2016
GM Unit Chairperson Greg Moffatt recaps gains made at bargaining, Local 222 donates to two UOIT students from our SJF, Labour Day in Oshawa photos, Shutterbugs visit Scugog Museum and Foster Memorial, New Truck-Car Hockey League trophy donated by Ron Gay.

Oshaworker, Fall 2016
Local 222 welcomes Niagara College journalism student, Interview with OFL President Chris Buckley, Local 222 members donate over $10,000 to Fort McMurray families, Retirees’ Picnic photos, Family Auxiliary Executive installed, Retirees set up bursaries for UOIT students.

Oshaworker, June 2016
OFL President Chris Buckley swears in the new Local 222 Executive Board, LIM member embarking on a bicycle ride to raise money for Grandview Children’s Foundation, Article on how a self-driving car works, Oshawa Mayor John Henry visits Union Hall.

Oshaworker, May 2016
Unifor Local 222 mourns the loss of Jim Freeman, Local 222 welcomes a Durham College journalism student, Interview with Local 222 President Colin James, Syncreon makes a donation to Joanne’s House, Unifor providing support for Syrian families, Family Auxiliary #27 celebrates 79th anniversary, Oshawa rally to Fight for $15 and Fairness.

Oshaworker, April 2016
Colin James begins his term as President of Unifor Local 222, LIM donates to Sick Kids, Shutterbugs visit Bird Kingdom and Ball’s Falls, International Women’s Day Breakfast report.

Oshaworker, March 2016
Local 222 activists attend rally in Hamilton to defend good jobs and pensions, Farewell articles from Brian Gay, Mark Farrell and Kim Martin, Exciting art project to celebrate Local 222’s history, Environment Committee hosts another successful fundraiser.

Oshaworker, January/February 2016
Unifor Local 222 Executive and GM Unit Election results, Kim Martin wins OFL Human Rights Award, Very successful winter coat drive, syncreon donation to Denise House, Another 325+ members retire, Bill Mutimer’s and Mike Munce’s final articles, Unifor Scholarship info.


Oshaworker, December 2015
Local 222 Past President Chris Buckley becomes the new President of the Ontario Federation of Labour, Photos from the Retirees’ Health and Wellness Fair, Shutterbugs visit Brighton and Prince Edward County, 2016 Shift Calendar.

Oshaworker, November 2015
Open letter to Justin Trudeau, United Way of Durham Region kicks off 75th campaign, Report from Family Auxiliary Conference in Port Elgin, History of the Durham Regional Environment Council.

Oshaworker, October 2015
Photos from Labour Day in Port Elgin and Labour Day in Oshawa, Fay Bender, member of the historic first women’s committee at Local 222, passes away, Local 222 members graduate from Unifor/McMaster Labour Studies Program.

Oshaworker, September 2015
Past President of the Local 222 Retirees’ Chapter John Redko passes away, Shutterbugs photograph at Model A Acres Bed and Breakfast, Unifor Canadian Council photos, Local 222 Past President Chris Buckley to run for OFL President.

Oshaworker, June 2015
Shutterbugs visit National Air Force Museum in Trenton, Another successful rain barrel sale, Editorial by Pickering High School Co-op student, Truck-Car Hockey League division winners.

Oshaworker, May 2015
Study released on the Economic Impact of GM Operations in Oshawa, Unifor Local 222 members volunteer at Easter Seals Telethon, Oshawa Good Jobs Forum report by Pickering High School Co-op Student, Unifor Family Auxiliary #27 celebrates 78th Birthday Banquet, Local 222 Retirees protest unethical labour practices at the GTAA.

Oshaworker, April 2015
International Women’s Day Breakfast at Union Hall another success, Unifor Local 222 Aboriginal/Workers of Colour caucus have first meeting, Article by Unifor Director of Pensions and Benefits Jo-Ann Hannah on Important Facts to Know Before Taking a GM Commuted Value Pension.

Oshaworker, March 2015
Local 222 welcomes a high school co-op student to the Communications department, Delegates attend a federal election preparation conference in Toronto, Shutterbugs visit Cambridge Conservatory, Canadian International AutoShow story, Another successful fundraiser for the Environment Council.

Oshaworker, January/February 2015
Unifor Local 222 donates dialysis machine to Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Lear member receives Health and Safety recognition award from WHSC and Durham Region Labour Council, Wayne Andrus receives Canadian Registered Safety Professional certification.


Oshaworker, December 2014
Unifor Local 222 long-time activist Bev McCloskey passes away, Health Care rallies in London and Toronto, Photos from Local 222’s Shutterbugs, 2015 Shift Calendar on back cover.

Oshaworker, November 2014
Demographic charts for GM Oshawa Production and Skilled Trades workers, Good Jobs Summit report and photos, Family Auxiliary Conference report and photos, A fond farewell to former GM Plant Chairperson Phil Bennett.

Oshaworker, October 2014
Unifor Local 222 retirees in Port Elgin for annual conference and Labour Day parade, Labour Day in Oshawa photos, Top 10 reasons to support the United Way of Durham Region.

Oshaworker, September 2014
Local 222 founding member Myron Mech celebrates 100th birthday, Unifor Local 222 male members once again donned red high heel shoes and participated in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser for Bethesda House, Kathie Fowlie’s activism honoured posthumously by the OFL, Jackie Finn receives the Oshawa Community Legend Recognition Award, Local 222 Retirees’ Picnic photos.

Oshaworker, June 2014
Many Unifor Local 222 members attend CLC Convention in Montreal, Unifor Local 222’s new website was voted the best in Canada at the Canadian Association of Labour Media conference, Retirees’ Chapter new executive sworn in, Unifor Local 222 5-Pin bowling league awards.

Oshaworker, May 2014
Demographics of GM Oshawa’s Production and Skilled Trades members, Unifor Family Auxiliary #27 celebrates 77th Anniversary, Shift Two Hockey final report, Unifor Local 222 makes donations to area food banks.

Oshaworker, April 2014
Unifor Local 222’s Women’s Committee hosts another successful International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Union Hall, Armada Toolworks members Bowl For Kids’ Sake in Lindsay, Election results for CLC Convention Delegates and for Unifor Local 222 Standing Committees.

Oshaworker, March 2014
Local 222 founding member Aubrey Broadbent celebrates 100th birthday, Long-time Local 222 activist Joe McCloskey passes away, Pat Blackwood decides to call it a day, Unifor Durham Regional Environment Council report on successful fundraiser, Debunking Hudak’s attack on labour.

Oshaworker, January/February 2014
Unifor Local 222 delegates attend first Unifor Ontario Council, OFL Convention photos, Local 222 members at Armada Toolworks in Lindsay survive lockout, Retirees Christmas Dance photos, Another bursary winner from Local 222, Why Unions Fight For Fair Wages, Fair Benefits And Fair Pensions For All.


Oshaworker, December 2013
Greg Moffatt elected Chairperson of the Unifor/GM Master Bargaining Committee, Unifor Local 222 donates $3,000 to Feed The Need in Durham, Retirees’ Health and Wellness Fair photos, Shutterbugs visit many waterfalls, Wayne Andrus receives Health and Safety Activist Award.

Oshaworker, November 2013
Unifor Local 222 Gate Collection raises $12,918 for area food banks, J.D. Power Quality Awards are presented to our members at GM, City-Wide Taxi’s First Charity Golf Tournament raises $7,192 for Durham Regional Cancer Centre, Top Ten Reasons To Support The United Way.

Oshaworker, October 2013
Labour Day in Oshawa photos, GM/SWE Health Care Benefits explained, Unifor Local 222 President Ron Svajlenko explains the “Union Advantage”

Oshaworker, September 2013
First issue as Unifor Local 222, Unifor Founding Convention report and photos, Oshawa Lakefront Trail renamed after former Local 222 President Cliff Pilkey, Local 222 hosts workshops to help defend the Rand Formula, Family Auxiliary past president Viola Pilkey receives Oshawa Community Legends Award, Local 222 retirees’ picnic photos, Bev McCloskey’s name added to the OFL’s Labour Honour Roll.

Oshaworker, June 2013
New union name and logo revealed, Shutterbugs visit Oshawa Military Museum, Family Auxiliary celebrates 76 years, New Union Project Regional Consultation Meeting in Oshawa, Day of Mourning ceremony report and photos, Another successful rain barrel sale to fund cancer prevention initiatives.

Oshaworker, May 2013
CAW Local 222 welcomes Durham College journalism student, Armada Toolworks members Bowl For Kids’ Sake, CAW Local 222 delegates attend final CAW Council, CAW Shutterbugs visit National Air Force Museum, Interview with CAW Local 222 President Ron Svajlenko, Local 222 member receives Veterans Affairs Commendation, CAW Local 222 member donates blood for the 200th time.

Oshaworker, April 2013
CAW Local 222 Executive Board/CAW Council election results, Yet another CAW Local 222 member receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Women’s Day Breakfast photos.

Oshaworker, March 2013
Ron Svajlenko becomes CAW Local 222’s new president, Another Local 222 member receives the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, CAW National Union and CAW Council bursaries information.

Oshaworker, January/February 2013
Chris Buckley’s farewell message before heading to the CAW National office, CAW Local 222 donates funds to replace a stove at St. Vincent’s Kitchen, Retirees’ Christmas Dance photos, Family Auxiliary Christmas photos, DRT opens expanded facility in Ajax, Local 222 member receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Shutterbugs travel to the Guild Inn in Scarborough.


Oshaworker, December 2012
Former Local 222 President Cliff Pilkey passes away, Photos and story from Lear strike, Retirees’ Health Fair photos, CAW Retirees’ photo club Shutterbugs trip to Northwood Exotic Zoo, Two CAW bursary winners from Local 222.

Oshaworker, November 2012
Reaching a contract settlement with General Motors, Local 222 Retirees’ Chapter celebrates 60th anniversary, Retirees’ Chapter makes donation to locked out CEP members at Bell TV, Family Auxiliary conference report, 2013 shift calendar on back cover.

Oshaworker, October 2012
Bev McCloskey named CAW’s Outstanding Retired Worker Of The Year, Labour Day in Oshawa photos, CAW Retirees’ Labour Day Parade in Port Elgin photos, CAW poster – Our Voice Our Streets, Jim Freeman receives Kathie Fowlie Award for Excellence in Community Building.

Oshaworker, September 2012
CAW Constitutional & Collective Bargaining Convention report and photos, GM bargaining officially begins, CAW responds to GM announcement of Consolidated Plant closure, CAW Local 222 Retirees’ Picnic photos, CAW Shutterbugs visit Toronto Zoo, Oshawa City Council adopts CAW Local 222’s Good Jobs Resolution.

Oshaworker, June 2012
CAW Family Auxiliary #27 75th Anniversary celebration, OFL Day of Action photos, Supporting Snowbear workers in their fight for severance, May Day Rally in Toronto photos, Pat Blackwood appointed director of CAW-Canada Skilled Trades Department, April 28 Day of Mourning photos, CAW Local 222 members take Earth Day message to local schools.

Oshaworker, May 2012
Farewell to Roy J. Fleming, Bev McCloskey receives Agnes Macphail Award, Auto Town Hall Meeting In Oshawa, Re-Thinking The Auto Industry – CAW’s auto policy vision for Canada, What The Auto Industry Means To Oshawa.

Oshaworker, April 2012
CAW Local 222’s 75th Anniversary Open House and Dinner/Dance, Women’s Day Breakfast photos, Retirees’ Camera Club visits Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, CAW Local 222 brings George Chuvalo back to Oshawa to speak to students at Pereyma High School.

Oshaworker, March 2012
Local 222 donates to Make-A-Wish Canada, Letters of thanks to Local 222 members from happy Camaro owners, A report on the GM Retiree Health Care Trust by administrators asrTrust, CAW Local 222 celebrates 75th anniversary, CAW 9th Skilled Trades Collective Bargaining And New Technology Conference photo.

Oshaworker, January/February 2012
CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley re-elected as CAW Council Vice President, Members rally to support locked-out Electro-Motive workers in London, CAW Local 222 book celebrates 75th Anniversary, Retirees’ Christmas Dance photos, Family Auxiliary Christmas party photos.


Oshaworker, December 2011
OFL Convention photos, Retirees’ Health & Wellness Fair photos, Local 222 Retirees’ camera club – the Shutterbugs – visit Northwood Zoo & Ranch, Award in memory of Kathie Fowlie presented in Peterborough, Another CAW bursary winner from Local 222, Jr. Retirees’ Golf League makes presentation to the Denise House.

Oshaworker, November 2011
CAW Local 222 members attend rally to support Service Canada workers whose jobs are being threatened by the Federal Government, CAW Local 222 honoured for support of Hospital For Sick Children, Family Auxiliary Conference report, 2012 GM Shift Calendar on back cover of Oshaworker.

Oshaworker, October 2011
Labour Day in Oshawa photos, CAW Local 222 members support OPSEU members on the picket line, Straight talk about OxyContin, Local 222 members take part in Distress Centre Durham’s Suicide Awareness Walk.

Oshaworker, September 2011
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes fundraiser for Bethesda House, CAW Local 222 members support locked out postal workers, One Day At A Time campaign kicks off for YWCA Durham, Retirees’ Picnic photos, GM Body Shop members ride the Big Bike to support Heart & Stroke Foundation, Local 222 members participate in first annual Durham Pride Parade, Meet your CAW Local 222 Recreation Committee.

Oshaworker, June 2011
The Oshaworker judged best labour publication in Canada for third straight year, Family Auxiliary celebrates 74th anniversary, Solidarity march and rally in Ottawa, Members of the CAW Durham Regional Environment Council and CAW Local 222 Environment Committee partner with Oshawa Girl Guides to help clean up Oshawa Creek.

Oshaworker, May 2011
Lear Whitby celebrates 25th anniversary, CAW Local 222 welcomes another Durham College student, Oshawa’s Day of Mourning report and photos, Local students attend Earth Day presentation at Union Hall.

Oshaworker, April 2011
An interview with CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley, The story behind Phillip Murray Avenue, The Trouble with Profit-Sharing – report by CAW-Canada, Story and photos from the International Women’s Day Luncheon at the CAW Local 222 Union Hall.

Oshaworker, March 2011
CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley’s Letter to the Editor regarding Conservative government’s plan to offer more corporate tax cuts, United Way presents special award to CAW Local 222, Dale Earnhardt Jr. visits GM Oshawa Car Assembly Plant, Rally in support of locked-out steel workers, CAW Local 222 welcomes another Durham College student.

Oshaworker, January/February 2011
Letters of thanks from various charities supported by CAW Local 222, North American International Auto Show report, Family Auxiliary Christmas Party photos, Incineration: 2010 News Maker of the Year, Information about applying for CAW bursaries.


Oshaworker, December 2010
Auto Parts Workers Day Of Action report, CAW Local 222 donates to local charities, Article by CAW National President Ken Lewenza on GM’s Rebirth, Local 222’s Retirees’ Photography Club report, 5th Annual Retirees’ Wellness Fair, Oshawa Remembrance Day ceremony, CAW Bursary winner from Local 222, Junior Retirees’ Golf League donates to Denise House.

Oshaworker, November 2010
CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley guest speaker at UOIT and York University, Union Rod & Gun Club’s Roy Fleming honoured, Union Hall custodian Paul Duffield retires, Labour Day in Port Elgin photos, Family Auxiliary Conference report, 2011 Shift Calendar on back cover.

Oshaworker, October 2010
Photos from the 5th Annual Labour Day in Oshawa event, CAW celebrates 25th anniversary and publishes a 166-page commemorative book, Update on Retiree Health Care Trust, Family Auxiliary’s most senior member celebrates 97th birthday.

Oshaworker, September 2010
CAW Local 222 presents Our Youth Our Future for thousands of area students, Retirees’ picnic photos, Tributes to Wilf Duffield and Bill Harding – both long-serving labour activists, Family Auxiliary makes donations to Oshawa Dialysis Department and St. Marys strikers, Camaro owners group returns to Oshawa, Local 222 members from GM Body Shop rides Big Bike for Heart & Stroke Foundation

Oshaworker, June 2010
Mass rally to support striking St. Marys members, Ontario Premier visits Oshawa Car Plant, CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley re-elected Chairperson of CAW/GM Council, Pension rally at Flaherty’s office, Editorials by Durham College journalism students Mila McCarthy and Joshua Smart, CAW takes Earth Day message to local schools, The Oshaworker judged Best Overall Labour Publication in Canada for second straight year.

Oshaworker, May 2010
St. Marys Cement strike continues, Oshawa Car Plant to build Chevy Equinox, CAW Local 222 welcomes two Durham College journalism students, Local 222 Retirees’ camera club, the Shutterbugs, visit Presqu’ile Park, Family Auxiliary celebrates 73rd Anniversary, Raising awareness for organ and tissue donation, Jack Layton visits the CAW Local 222 Community Action Centre.

Oshaworker, April 2010
CAW Local 222 members at St. Marys Cement on strike, CLC releases Communities In Crisis: Oshawa report, Article by CAW National President Ken Lewenza titled After The Meltdown: What Comes Next?, Report from Women’s Day Breakfast event at Union Hall.

Oshaworker, March 2010
Preferential hire opportunities for laid off GM members available at CAMI in Ingersoll, CAW Local 222 and GM Plant-Wide election results, Explanation from CAW-Canada Benefits Department regarding T4A Legal Services forms issued to retirees, Roy Nichols Unit announce expansion, List of GM Hourly Benefits in effect until September 2012.

Oshaworker, January/February 2010
Family Auxiliary #27 Christmas party, North American International Auto Show report, CAW Local 222 Community Action Centre Christmas party, Many retiring Union reps attend their last CAW/GM Intra-Corporation Council.


Oshaworker, December 2009
Special presentation at Woodbridge Foam, Gord ‘Chief’ Lindsay honoured, CAW Local 222 wins three LUMA awards, New Health Care Trust explained, CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley makes Christmas donation to John Howard Society, Tips on how to write a letter to the editor.

Oshaworker, November 2009
Letters of thanks from Camaro owners to CAW Local 222 members, Chris Buckley speaks to students at Queen’s University in Kingston, CAW Local 222 Community Action Centre Grand Opening, 2010 shift calendar on back cover, Pension rally at Queen’s Park, Family Auxiliary conference report.

CAW Local 222 welcomes new unit – Auto Warehousing Canada, Labour Day in Oshawa celebration, Unit Chairpersons’ meeting at Union Hall.

Oshaworker, September 2009
Report on the CAW 9th Constitutional Convention, Retirees’ Picnic photos, Union Rod and Gun Club’s Roy Fleming honoured, Photos from the Retirees’ Photo Club (the Shutterbugs), GM Hourly Benefits Summary.

Oshaworker, June 2009
GM members ratify new agreement…again, Oshaworker judged best labour publication in Canada, Oshawa workers rally for E.I. reform, GM closes Oshawa Truck Plant, CAW Local 222 launches Action Centre to assist laid off members.

Oshaworker, May 2009
Pension rally at Queen’s Park, CAW Local 222 members at Atlas Logistics ratify first contract, Oshawa Day of Mourning ceremony, CAW Family Auxiliary #27 celebrates 72nd anniversary, Retirees’ 2009 executive sworn in by CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley.

Oshaworker, April 2009
GM members ratify new agreement, the first two Camaros were picked up by NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, International Women’s Day breakfast at the Union Hall, E.I. Reform Rally in Oshawa, Local 222 Retirees’ camera club, the Shutterbugs, display some photos.

Oshaworker, March 2009
CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley bids a fond farewell to our Pittsburgh Glass Works unit (formerly PPG and Duplate), CAW Local 222 custodian and CAW Local 1136 President Derek Spence shows off his newborn daughter Taylor Violet, Roy Fleming’s article Remembering When We Could Go Smelt Fishing

Oshaworker, February 2009
CAW Local 222 members and supporters join President Chris Buckley at a Poverty Rally in Whitby, Many local agencies thank CAW Local 222 members for their support, Elvis rocked the Family Auxiliary’s Christmas Party.

Oshaworker, January 2009
CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley elected Vice President of CAW Council, Truck Plant 30th Annual Christmas Party for the Hospital For Sick Children, Shift calendar for 2009 on back cover.


Oshaworker, December 2008
Mozambican woman speaks at Union Hall; her organization receives CAW Social Justice Fund assistance, CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley represents the CAW at a labour conference in Belgium, Shift calendar for 2009 on back cover of Oshaworker.

Oshaworker, November 2008
CAW members give Flaherty the boot, Local 222 members join manufacturing matters rally in St. Thomas, CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley guest speaker at Queen’s University in Kingston, CAW President Ken Lewenza speaks in Oshawa.

Oshaworker, October 2008
Labour Day in Oshawa and Port Elgin, Retired CAW President Buzz Hargrove bids a fond farewell, Family Auxiliary Conference report, Review of CAW Economist Jim Stanford’s latest book, “Economics For Everyone”.

Oshaworker, September 2008
CAW Local 222 Fights Back Against GM, Photos from the CAW Local 222 Retirees’ Picnic and the 62nd Annual Picnic, CAW members help repair water wells in the Yukon

Oshaworker, June 2008
New GM contract ratified, Roy Nichols dealership latest unit to join CAW Local 222, Strike at Mills Pontiac dealership, Tree and shrub planting event, Retirees’ shutterbugs club travels to Toronto Zoo.

Oshaworker, May 2008
Local 222 members support locked out CAW Local 414 members at SYSCO Foods in Peterborough, Letters of thanks from UAW members for Local 222’s action to support American Axle workers, CAW Earth Day presenters take environmental message to local school children.

Oshaworker, April 2008
International Women’s Day breakfast report and photos, Interview with CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley by Durham College student, Tribute to Abe Taylor by his nephew Fred.

Oshaworker, March 2008
Abe Taylor, former President of Local 222, passes away; Tribute to Abe Taylor by his daughter Joan; Canadian International Auto Show report by Durham College student; CAW DREC donates $1,000 to Friends of the Second Marsh

Oshaworker, February 2008
Local 222 welcomes Durham College intern, Bill Knight receives award from Workers Health & Safety Centre, Family Auxiliary Christmas Party report, Union Hall heats up over incinerator, Highlights from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Oshaworker, January 2008
Magna agreement debated at CAW Council, CAW recognized by Trillium Gift Of Life Network, Roy Fleming offers glimpse into the past by rerunning his Union Rod & Gun Club Oshaworker article from 1952.


Oshaworker, December 2007
Executive Board election results, Local 222 members help build Grey Cup House for Habitat For Humanity, Retirees’ Camera Club takes photos in the badlands, Retirees’ Health & Wellness Fair report, Northern Mozambique still benefiting from CAW Social Justice Fund assistance, Helping to Make Poverty History for the Assembly Of First Nations.

Oshaworker, November 2007
Throne Speech Fails Thousands Of Working Class Canadians, CAW Family Auxiliary Conference report, CAW Truck/Car Hockey League starts 30th season, Early version of Oshaworker delivered to Union Hall.

Oshaworker, October 2007
Labour Day In Oshawa photos, Retirees’ Conference in Port Elgin, Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Invisible Epidemic, The United Way Needs Our Support Now More Than Ever

Oshaworker, September 2007
CAW Local 222 activists travel to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to protest loss of Canadian manufacturing jobs, Retirees’ Picnic and Local 222’s 61st Annual Picnic photos, First contract ratified at Pilkington Glass unit, Former Local 222 President Abe Taylor celebrates 80th birthday.

Oshaworker, June 2007
CAW Local 222 members and allies take Manufacturing Matters rally to the streets, Chris Buckley re-elected as Chairperson of the CAW/GM Master Bargaining Committee, CAW Local 222 wins 3 national communications awards, Family Auxiliary #27 celebrates 70th Anniversary, Remembering fallen workers at annual Day of Mourning ceremony.

Oshaworker, May 2007
CAW takes Earth Day message to local schools, Honouring founding Local 222 members at 70th Anniversary celebration, CAW Local 222 Youth Committee presents article on The Right To Refuse Unsafe Work, Original members from 1937 tour GM facility, Local 222 welcomes Byron Jung – a Durham College journalism student – for a seven-week field placement.

Oshaworker, April 2007
11th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast story and photos, ‘Canada Loses More Manufacturing Jobs, Yet Federal Budget Favours The Imports’ article by CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley.

Oshaworker, March 2007
Local 222 Celebrates 70 Years, List of Historical UAW/CAW events, List of 70 Years of UAW/CAW Bargaining Gains, CAW Women’s ‘Her’story, What Country Was Your Vehicle Manufactured In? – see page 13.

Oshaworker, February 2007
Black History Month spotlight on Rosa Parks, Tributes to Robbie Kerr, Local 222 Recreation Committee NASCAR Party generates $500 for KX96 Million Penny Toy Drive

Oshaworker, January 2007
Truck plant members deliver again for Sick Children’s Hospital, Dave Renaud receives national Health, Safety & Environment award, ‘Auto Industry Runs Canada’s Economy’ article by CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley.


Oshaworker, December 2006
Photos and report from the CAW Local 222 Retirees’ Health & Wellness Fair, Retirees’ Camera Club outing photos, Cancer Prevention Coalition hosts successful fundraising Silent Auction/Dinner Dance.

Oshaworker, November 2006
Durham Region Transit strike update and photos, Family Auxiliary conference report, United Way Campaign Kick-off.

Oshaworker, October 2006
Local 222 members participate in CAW Hurricane Katrina Relief Project in New Orleans, Photos from the Retirees’ Labour Day Parade in Port Elgin, Photos from the Oshawa Labour Day Celebration in Memorial Park.

Oshaworker, September 2006
Former CAW Local 222 President John Sinclair passes away, CAW 8th Constitutional Convention report, 2006 Retirees’ Picnic and the CAW Local 222 60th Annual Picnic photos, Local 222 Night At The Races report.

Oshaworker, June 2006
How you can help stop the proposed Free Trade Agreement with Korea, CAW 4th Annual Tree Planting another huge success, CAW Family Auxiliary #27 celebrates 69th birthday, Oshawa’s Day of Mourning report, CAW artwork featured at 2006 Mayworks Festival.

Oshaworker, May 2006
One-day Women’s Activist workshop report, Environment committee report on community projects with students from G. L. Roberts plus CAW Earth Day training in local schools, Truck-Car Hockey League playoff results, Did You Know…Local 222 picnic celebrates 60th anniversary.

Oshaworker, April 2006
CAW Eastern Women’s Network 10th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast photos, 2006 CAW Local 222 Earth Day Program, History of the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, CAW Hockey leagues’ playoff reports.

Oshaworker, March 2006
CAW wins vote to represent Durham Region Transit workers, Former CAW Local 222 President Mike Shields named new Director of CAW International Department, Super Bowl XL Party report.

Oshaworker, February 2006
List of GM vehicles produced by union members in Canada and the US, CAW Family Auxiliary #27 Christmas party, Gord ‘Chief’ Lindsay turn 75 years young, CAW Local 222 raises money for the United Way by sponsoring an Oshawa Generals game.

Oshaworker, January 2006
CAW Canadian Pension Charter, Two Local 222 members elected to CAW Council executive, History of the Rand Formula, CLC/CAW International Women’s Day postcard campaign, CAW Local 222 teams up with the Oshawa Generals to support the United Way.


Oshaworker, December 2005
CAW Skilled Trades Union Education Program report, Pat Blackwood appointed to the CAW National Office, CAW No-Concessions Resolution, CAW Golf League Banquet report.

Oshaworker, November 2005
CAW/GM 2005 Bargaining Photo History, Stephen Lewis speaks at CAW Local 222 fundraiser, CAW DREC BBQ fundraiser pictures, Women’s Conference report.

Oshaworker, October 2005
Johnson Controls members endure a short strike and make gains in collective agreement, Another Local 222 winner in CAW-Canada scholarships, Photos of members and their families at the Labour Day parade in Toronto.

Oshaworker, September 2005
Photos from the Local 222 Retirees Picnic and CAW Local 222’s 59th Annual Picnic, Members at Local 222’s newest unit – Armada Toolworks – ratify their first contract, The Oshaworker judged best labour publication in Canada, Former Local 222 President Mike Shields named the first recipient of the Don Milner Award, Local 222 members win the CAW-Canada PhotoJournal Project.

Oshaworker, June 2005
Spotlight on Minacs Worldwide, CAW Family Auxiliary #27 68th Anniversary celebration, Benefit at Union hall for Shannon & Erica Deering, Day of Mourning ceremony in Oshawa, CAW Environment Committee’s 3rd Annual Tree Planting.

Oshaworker, May 2005
Local 222 welcomes another Durham College journalism student, CAW Earth Day presentations in our area reach over 15,700 students, Spotlight on the A. Taylor – G. Morgan CAW Dental Centre, Local 222 supports War Child fundraiser for local woman.

Oshaworker, April 2005
International Women’s Day Breakfast at Union Hall, Beacon Project announcement at General Motors, ‘Getting Back On The Auto Map’ editorial by CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley.

Oshaworker, March 2005
Press conference at Union Hall to support the family of Allyceea Ennis in their quest for changes to improve school bus safety, CAW Local 222 Recreation Committee hosts another successful Super Bowl party at the Union Hall.

Oshaworker, February 2005
CAW Local 222 Gate Collections For Tsunami Relief Generate Over $100,000, CAW Fighting For Children’s Safety On School Buses, Family Auxiliary Christmas Party Report.

Oshaworker, January 2005
Remember Four-Year-Old Allyceea Ennis, Retirees’ Christmas Dance 2004, Local 222 Women’s Committee’s December 6th Candlelight Vigil Report and Donation, Proceeds from Local 222 Rec Committee’s NASCAR Party benefits local family for Christmas.


Oshaworker, December 2004
Spotlight on Oshawa Transit, What the Auto Industry Means to Oshawa and Surrounding Regions, Paul Goggan named Health & Safety Activist of the Year, Cancer Prevention Forum report.

Oshaworker, November 2004
Local 222 members graduate from CAW/McMaster Labour Studies Certificate program, CAW/ACSYS donates stationery supplies to literacy program for the youth of South Oshawa, CAW Family Auxiliary Conference report.

Oshaworker, October 2004
CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley acclaimed to position on CAW Council and also CAW National Executive Board, Spotlight on Woodbridge Foam, Labour Day Parades 2004.

Oshaworker, September 2004
Local 222 donates $50,000 to the Peterborough Flood Relief Fund, Retirees’ Chapter & Family Auxiliary donate $5,000 each to the Peterborough Flood Victims, Local 222 wins 2 national media awards, Photos from our 2004 picnics, Two-day strike at TDS shuts down Oshawa car production.

Oshaworker, June 2004
Mike Shields appointed Director of Organizing for CAW-Canada; Chris Buckley becomes our new Local 222 President, Spotlight on Lear Corporation, Interview with Mike Shields

Oshaworker, May 2004
Spotlight on AGS Automotive, Earth Day 2004 Report and Photos, Local 222 Welcomes Durham College Journalism Student, Social Justice Support in Ethiopia

Oshaworker, April 2004
Spotlight on St. Marys Cement, 8th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast report & pictures

Oshaworker, March 2004
Local 222 President Mike Shields tribute to retiring Terry Spence, GM Shop Committee and CAW Local 222 Executive Board balance-of-term election results, Local 222 Super Bowl Party pictures

Oshaworker, February 2004
Spotlight on TDS Automotive, 31st Annual CAW Local 222 Hockey Tournament Results, Bus trip to Great Blue Heron Casino to show support to CAW members

Oshaworker, January 2004
Social Justice In Mozambique (3 of 3), Launch Of Local 222’s New Website, CAW Action Centre At ACSYS Opens For Business, Spotlight On Columbus McKinnon & AVPEX International


Oshaworker, December 2003
Social Justice in Mozambique (2 of 3), Spotlight on PPG Canada, Local 222 Recreation Committee Donation to Durham Rape Crisis Centre, Report on English as a Second Language and New Member Orientation training, Shift Calendar for 2004

Oshaworker, November 2003
Social Justice in Mozambique (1 of 3), CAW Family Auxiliary Conference, National Pensioners and Senior Citizen’s Federation Conference in Newfoundland, Ethiopia Gala hosted by Local 222 & Multicultural Council of Oshawa/Durham

Oshaworker, October 2003
CAW Local 222 at the Labour Day Parade in Toronto, New Durham Unemployed Help Centre dedicated to Local 222’s 1st Service Rep Wilf Duffield, Spotlight on USF Canada & Whitby Transit

Oshaworker, September 2003
CAW 7th Constitutional Convention Report, Devastating News at ACSYS, CAW Local 222’s 57th Annual Picnic

Oshaworker, June 2003
Local 222 President Mike Shields Acclaimed As CAW Council Vice-President, Spotlight on Johnson Controls, Day of Mourning Ceremony, Oshawa Band Wednesday Reunites For Local 222 Picnic

Oshaworker, May 2003
Cutting & Sewing Room Retiree Mary Bolland Turns 100, Spotlight on Cliff Mills Motors, Another Successful CAW Earth Day Program In Local Schools, Dudley George Forum At Union Hall

Oshaworker, April 2003
Oshawa Transit Gains After 2-Week Strike, Extended Producer Responsibility Campaign Begins, Local 222 Retirees and Other Activists Attend Peace Rally in Toronto

Oshaworker, March 2003
CAW Medication Awareness Program, Dennis McDermott Former Canadian Director of UAW Passes Away, 66th Anniversary of CAW Local 222

Oshaworker, February 2003
Kyoto Accord Forum at Union Hall, 30th Annual Local 222 Hockey Tournament Results, CLC Aboriginal/Workers Of Colour Conference Report

Oshaworker, January 2003
The Oshaworker Celebrates 60 Years, Kyoto Accord Q&A by CAW Economist Jim Stanford, CAW National Executive Board Statement On Iraq


Oshaworker, December 2002
Local 222 President Mike Shields Receives Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award, Local 222 Member Heather Stairs (Woodbridge Foam) Recognized For Health & Safety Work

Oshaworker, November 2002
Local 222 Retirees Chapter Celebrates 50 Years, CAW Family Auxiliary 2002 Conference Report, What The Auto Industry Means To Oshawa

Oshaworker, October 2002
2002 GM Negotiations Reports & Photo-History, Labour Day Parade In Toronto 2002, Local 222 Wins Another CAW National Union Bursary

Oshaworker, September 2002
Oshaworker Wins Three Awards, Local 222 Custodian Jimmy Campbell Retirees After 33 Years, Local 222’s 56th Annual Picnic

Oshaworker, June 2002
New Paint Shop For ACSYS, CAW Family Auxiliary #27 Celebrates 65th Anniversary, CAW DREC Hosts ITER Public Forum

Oshaworker, May 2002
Ontario Electricity Coalition’s Hydro Forum at Union Hall, CAW Earth Day Program Reaches Over 50,000 Ontario Students, 16th Annual Skilled Trades Memorial Hockey Tournament

Oshaworker, April 2002
CAW Local 222’s 65th Anniversary Commemorative Issue

Oshaworker, March 2002
CAW Local 222’s 29th Annual Hockey Tournament, Local 222 National Bursary Winner, President Mike Shields Article “Homeless Are Not Criminals”

Oshaworker, February 2002
CAW Family Auxiliary Christmas Party, 25th Anniversary of Truck/Car Hockey League 1977-2002

Oshaworker, January 2002
Retirees Christmas Dance 2001, Local 222’s LGBT Caucus Host ‘Confronting Homophobia’ Forum, Life-size Bronze Statue & Eternal ‘Flame Of Hope’ Unveiled at Port Elgin’s CAW Family Education Centre’s December 6th Vigil


Oshaworker, December 2001
Union Rod & Gun Club’s 2001 Turkey Trap Shoot Winners, Introducing Local 222’s Flying Squad, Tenth Annual Ice Fishing Derby Report

Oshaworker, November 2001
CAW Local 222 President Mike Shields encourages members to donate to the United Way, Family Auxiliary Conference report.

Oshaworker, October 2001
CAW Local 222 members donate $50,000 to support the American victims of terrorism from September 11, 2001.

Oshaworker, September 2001
CAW Local 222 President Mike Shields welcomes Victor Reuther to the CAW 6th Constitutional Convention, Report from the Constitutional Convention.

Oshaworker, June 2001
CAW Local 222 Annual Picnic photos, Family Auxiliary celebrates 64 years.

Oshaworker, May 2001
CAW Local 222 mourns the passing of John ‘Mouse’ Taylor, CAW protest heard loud and clear (amidst the tear gas canisters crashing) at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City.

Oshaworker, April 2001
CAW Local 222 members donate $15,000 to striking members of USWA Local 6571, Photos and story from Local 222 Wednesday Night educationals.

Oshaworker, March 2001
CAW Local 222 hosts a Global Solidarity workshop, “A student’s award winning view” – Son of Local 222 member wins CAW National bursary.

Oshaworker, February 2001
CAW Local 222 Recreation Committee hosts another successful hockey tournament.

Oshaworker, January 2001
Free Trade: Trampling on our rights, New book called Canadians At Work features CAW members at work from coast to coast to coast.


Oshaworker, December 2000
Lear members proud to reach United Way goals, Town of Ajax legal costs in fight against CAW transit workers top $443,000.

Oshaworker, November 2000
More than 100 members of CAW Local 222 attend an Ajax Council meeting to support the Ajax Transit workers in their fight for workplace justice.

Oshaworker, October 2000
Oshawa members chosen to build the Pontiac Grand Prix, CAW leadership and activists vote overwhelmingly in favour of the CAW’s support for eight SEIU locals in Ontario seeking the democratic right to join CAW.

Oshaworker, September 2000
The origins of Labour Day, CAW Local 222 Retirees’ Picnic photos.

Oshaworker, June 2000
CAW wins Ajax Transit case at Supreme Court, CAW Local 222 54th Annual Picnic photos.

Oshaworker, May 2000
14th Skilled Trades Hockey Tournament, Family Auxiliary #27 turns 63.

Oshaworker, April 2000
World March Of Women 2000 report, Members from Local 222 support locked out Superior Propane workers in Whitby.

Oshaworker, March 2000
Grand opening of Durham Region Family YMCA recognizes support from CAW Local 222, Report on the CAW Local 222 Hockey Tournament.

Oshaworker, February 2000
Retirees Christmas Dance report and photos, Recent PEL grads thank Local 222.

Oshaworker, January 2000
Solidarity shown by Local 222 members to CAW members at Molson in Barrie helps lead to new contract.


Oshaworker, December 1999
Local 222 donates from the newly-negotiated Social Justice Fund to The Ark, Durham’s youth hostel.

Oshaworker, November 1999
GM contract settled six hours before strike deadline, Gains made by Skilled Trades in 1999 bargaining.

Oshaworker, October 1999
Pioneering Local 222 Women’s Committee from the late 1960s honoured as classroom at Port Elgin renamed the Sisterhood Room.

Oshaworker, September 1999
Local 222 Past President John Brady passes away, Pictures from the CAW Local 222 picnic.

Oshaworker, June 1999
Local 222 Executive Election results.

Oshaworker, May 1999
CAW’s Social Justice Fund purchases a van from Local 222 unit Cliff Mills Motors and donates it to St. Christoper’s (Meals on Wheels).

Oshaworker, April 1999
President Mike Shields article, “How Harris Has Harmed Health Care”.

Oshaworker, March 1999
CAW Local 222 Hockey Tournament results and photos.

Oshaworker, February 1999
Retirees and Family Auxiliary Christmas photos and reports.

Oshaworker, January 1999
CAW Local 222 Past President John Kovacs passes away.


Oshaworker, December 1998
GM Shop Committee Chairperson Tom Hoar reports that the GM Oshawa plant population is 11,796, made up of 9,764 production and 2,032 trades.

Oshaworker, November 1998
GM District Committeeperson George Knott passes away.

Oshaworker, October 1998
Skilled Trades District Committeeperson Pat Blackwood provides report card on Car Plant manager.

Oshaworker, September 1998
Shop Committee stages a sit-in at GM headquarters due to lack of movement on car plant issues, 60th anniversary celebration of the Union Rod and Gun Club, Local 222 picnic photos.

Oshaworker, June 1998
Family Auxiliary celebrates 61 years, Trades Memorial Hockey Tournament results.

Oshaworker, May 1998
Truck Plant’s Stevenson Road pedestrian bridge opens, CAW 5-pin bowling results.

Oshaworker, April 1998
Roy Fleming article, “Celebrating 60 Years Of Active Conservation!”, GM Shop Committee election results.

Oshaworker, March 1998
Strike at Blue Circle Cement in Bowmanville.

Oshaworker, February 1998
Very successful Family Auxiliary Christmas Party.

Oshaworker, January 1998
Local 222 continues its strong support for the United Way and the Simcoe Street Settlement House.


Oshaworker, December 1997
Meet the member who named the Oshaworker in 1944, Ted Twining.

Oshaworker, November 1997
Fighting Outsourcing.

Oshaworker, October 1997
Supporting workers at PC World.

Oshaworker, September 1997
Local 222 donates scoreboard to Kinsmen Stadium, Local 222 picnic photos and prize winners.

Oshaworker, June 1997
Local 222 donates $250,000 towards campaign to bring a university to Oshawa, Family Auxiliary celebrates 60 years.

Oshaworker, May 1997
11th Annual Bews Tournament.

Oshaworker, April 1997
Local 222 60th Anniversary celebration.

Oshaworker, March 1997
Local 222 hockey tournament another success.

Oshaworker, February 1997
Complete Memorandum of Sale of GM North Fab Plant.

Oshaworker, January 1997
Skilled trades demand that Hargrove visits Oshawa.


Oshaworker, December 1996
First issue after GM strike.

Oshaworker, October 1996
Chrysler reaches tentative agreement, GM up next.

Oshaworker, September 1996
92.4% strike mandate at General Motors.

Oshaworker, June 1996
Local 222 Executive Board Election candidates.

Oshaworker, May 1996
Local 222 protests against proposed GM North Fab Plant sale.

Oshaworker, April 1996
Supporting OPSEU strikers.

Oshaworker, March 1996
CAW National President Buzz Hargrove comments on recent report of GM’s record profits.

Oshaworker, February 1996
Local 222 supports local charities.

Oshaworker, January 1996
Photos from the Local 222 Retirees’ Chapter Christmas dance.


Oshaworker, December 1995
CAW National President Buzz Hargrove addresses local leadership at the Local 222 Union Hall.

Oshaworker, November 1995
Local 222 leadership oppose the dismantling of Bill 40.

Oshaworker, October 1995
CAW protests the GM Awareline (1-800-SQUEAL).

Oshaworker, September 1995
Local 222 Picnic and Retirees’ Picnic photos.

Oshaworker, June 1995
Family Auxiliary banquet a fantastic success.

Oshaworker, May 1995
9th Annual Larry Bews Skilled Trades Hockey Tournament report.

Oshaworker, April 1995
Long-time Union rep Gene Bergeron passes away, GM Shop Committee election results.

Oshaworker, March 1995
GM Shop Committee election bios.

Oshaworker, February 1995
GM announces first new hiring since 1985 – 26,000 people applied – very few hired.

Oshaworker, January 1995
December 6th Candlelight Vigil report.


Oshaworker, December 1994
CAW Friday Night Bowling League members donate to the Hospital for Sick Kids.

Oshaworker, November 1994
Spotlight on GM Car Plant Dept. 85 – workers in Trim & Hardware.

Oshaworker, October 1994
Spotlight on the Pre-Retirement Program.

Oshaworker, September 1994
Local 222 Picnic photos.

Oshaworker, June 1994
Spotlight on the CAW Family Auxiliary #27.

Oshaworker, May 1994
Spotlight on the CAW/GM EDGE program.

Oshaworker, April 1994
CAW Dental Clinic spotlight.

Oshaworker, March 1994
Spotlight on GM North Fab Plant workers.

Oshaworker, February 1994
Local 222 Past-President John Brady reflects back on 57 years of union activism.

Oshaworker, January 1994
Spotlight on the workers at the GM Oshawa Truck Plant, North America’s only 3-shift Assembly Plant.


Oshaworker, December 21, 1944
Letter from auto workers in U.S.S.R.

Oshaworker, December 6, 1944
Unemployment Insurance explained.

Oshaworker, November 15, 1944
The Reconstruction Committee of Local 222 urges city to proceed with projects that will create postwar jobs.

Oshaworker, November 1, 1944
General Motors ignores grievance agendas.

Oshaworker, October 18, 1944
Local 222 donates to the Family Auxiliary who are providing Christmas packages to Union members in the war.

Oshaworker, September 20, 1944
Army men, guests of Local 222, pleased with their visit.

Oshaworker, August 16, 1944
Union wins substantial increases for maintenance workers.

Oshaworker, August 2, 1944
Good news for working mothers – Day Nursery is now a fact.

Oshaworker, July 18, 1944
Local 222 puts out a call to form a Labour Youth Club.

Oshaworker, June 21, 1944
Local 222 President Elson responds to gigantic Allied assault upon Hitler-dominated Europe.

Oshaworker, May 31, 1944
Government asks GM to work Saturday mornings during June, July and August so there will be an unbroken flow of vehicles to support the great offensives – Members asked to vote on request.

Oshaworker, May 15, 1944
A walkout on May 5 at GM, the worst work stoppage since 1937, was caused by the attitude of the company. The lack of time study induced members to stop work.

Oshaworker, May 1, 1944
Ontario Federation of Labour set up, Organizing drive for General Motors’ office workers.

Oshaworker, April 17, 1944
With the purchase of the Engel property at 44 Bond Street East, UAW Local 222 takes the initial step in an ambitious post-war plan to construct a fully modern Union Hall in Oshawa.

Oshaworker, March 29, 1944
Tool room, pattern shop and maintenance workers form Tool, Die & Maintenance Council.

Oshaworker, March 15, 1944
Office workers at Ford in Windsor join UAW.

Oshaworker, February 28, 1944
Political Action Committee has inaugural meeting, Local 222 Glee Club report.

Oshaworker, February 14, 1944
Albert Elson receives acclamation as Local 222 President, Members turn down motion for full-time president.

Oshaworker, January 31, 1944
Notice of motion to make local president a full-time and paid official, Election of stewards for No. 2 Army Truck Assembly Line.

Oshaworker, January 17, 1944
Union elects Political Action Committee, “Oshaworker” chosen as new name for Local 222’s paper.


War Worker, December 11, 1943
Petition to permit European refugees from the Nazi regime into Canada discussed at General Membership meeting, Members request 5 cents an hour premium from the Regional War Labour Board for working night shift.

War Worker, November 29, 1943
Full labour slate urged for municipal election, Canadian Soviet Friendship Congress held in Toronto, Political cartoon from Dr. Seuss, Warning that horseplay at General Motors could lead to dismissal, Members encouraged to write letters to a fellow Local 222 member in German prisoner of war camp.