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On May 28, 2014, over sixty delegates representing workers from across Canada gathered for the CMAW 5th Annual Convention at the St. Eugene Resort just outside Cranbrook, BC. They managed to accomplish a great deal in two full days of meetings and presentations.
Click here to download the newsletter. The feature article from latest newsletter follows.   The Benefits of a One-Benefit Plan  CMAW is the only union of our size that manages two separate benefit plans – the Carpentry Workers’ Benefit Plan and the CMAW Benefit Plan.
Click here to download the newsletter. The feature article from latest newsletter follows.  How Right-to-Work Can Diminish Collective Bargaining - By Jan Noster On December II, 2012. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed his state's right-to-work bill Into law, delivering a big blow to all workers across North America. Right-to-work laws prohibit union security agreements.They enable a government regulation of the agreements between employers and labour unions, preventing either party from excluding non-union workers or requirement that employees pay a fee to unions that have negotiated labor contracts.
Click here to download the newsletter.  The feature article from latest newsletter follows. The week of May 6th, 2012 CMAW held its 4th Convention in Kelowna, BC at the Coast Capri Hotel. Fifty-nine (59) delegates representing twelve (12) Locals and many guests attended the event.
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Feature story from the Spring 2011 Newsletter:  Our last payment was sent to UBCJA in March 2010 – a full six months ahead of schedule – making our separation final, and our Canadian autonomy officially confirmed.
It was a home-run election victory this spring for brother Bill Duck – Local 1995's newly elected president. Duck says it's time to move on and leave the past in the past. He's looking forward to working with a new slate of local executives who will provide new insight to the local that has been struggling for a while.
Local 506 Marine & Shipbuilders represents 500 members who work down at the Vancouver docks constructing and repairing boats for the marine industry. Not that long ago, all boats were made of wood by shipwrights, which is how this local originally became part of a carpenters' union.

The newsletter is published quarterly for the 6,000 members of the Construction, Maintenance & Allied Workers Bargaining Council.