Union may bolster Canada plant pickets
Following the serious injury of three striking workers at a Navistar truck manufacturing plant in Ontario when a company van carrying strikebreakers attempted to force its way through a picket line, the Canadian Auto Workers has raised the possibility of a province-wide general strike by its member. Members at other factories would be sent to the Navistar plant to reinforce the picket lines and prevent any further attempts at strike-breaking. The company---which is seeking $14 million in pay and benefit concessions---announced yesterday that it will not use replacement workers today but will attempt to operate the plant with managers and office staff.
See Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, June 25, 2002