The Windsor Star:
On the morning of Sept. 12, 1945, 10,000 hourly employees at Ford
Motor Co.’s sprawling plant at the corner of Drouillard Road and
Riverside Drive walked off the job after 18 months of contract talks
between the United Auto Workers and the carmaker broke off.
historic dispute would span 99 days and revolutionize Canada’s labour
laws by spawning the Rand formula - the “lifeblood” of unions.
forward to 2012, and the formula, which entrenched the closed union
shop, requiring all workers to pay union dues, would be dismantled under
labour law changes proposed by the Ontario Conservatives.