Final Offer – Video


final offerThe film Final offer was made in 1984, most autoworkers will remember this turbulent time. New Hires who watch this video will certainly gain a good insight to the struggles that have occurred before they started working in the plant, Well worth watching.

Final Offer National Film Board

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.

Bob White also wrote a booked called Hard Bargains.