Please join us for a special matinee screening of Final Offer, honouring the life of Bob White, founding president of the CAW and past president of the Canadian Labour Congress at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre.
Directed by Robert Collison, Robert Collison & Sturla Gunnarsso. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada. 1985 | 1 h 18 min
The filmmakers were given remarkable freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation. Bob White, labour leader of the Canadian branch of the UAW, must also confront his American counterpart from Detroit and succeeds in arriving at a contract that is significantly Canadian. His members had already given him a mandate to fight for independence from the American union. This is an invaluable document for anyone interested in the complexities of United States-Canada relations. It’s an extraordinary film about revolutionary events.
Read the Toronto Star’s obituary of Bob White here.
This screening is made possible by our union, operating, member and volunteer supporters.