GM AUTO TALKS – Strike Authorization Vote

Strike Authorization Vote

There will be a Strike Authorization vote on Sunday 30th of August for eligible GM members. It will be an electronic vote and will take place on Sunday, August 30th, 2020 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. EDT. Results will be made public August 31st, at 9:00am EDT. All D3 three locations will be electronically voting on the same day.

In order to ensure secrecy of the ballot, Canadian firm Simply Voting Inc. has been hired as the independent third-party election provider. Ballots will be encrypted and stored anonymously on their Canadian servers. Unifor will not be able to consult your ballot or voting receipt. Election results will be certified by Simply Voting. You are responsible for casting your vote before the official end date/time to be tallied in the results.

Arrangements have been made to send eligible GM members a password by e mail or regular mail.  If you registered by e mail and don’t see the e mail please check your junk file.

It is important you keep this information secure, you will use this information for the Ratification Vote that will be scheduled later this year, probably in September or October.

If you do not receive this information this week, by Friday (28th of August) contact Peter Scott Phone 905-682-2611 x 238 E Mail

Members can vote online

To vote online, eligible members visit the website below on (Sunday 30th August) between (12:01am and 11:59 pm) on any internet-connected device. (computer, smart phone or tablet). Once you reach the login form, enter your GMIN, and the password provided. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to submit your vote.

Hall Vote

  • Member who do not have access to an electronic device and need assistance to vote, can come to the Union Hall
  • SUNDAY, 30th August between (12 noon and 5 pm), you must wear a face mask and follow Covid protocols in place.
  • If you come to the Union Hall you will need your GMIN number, photo ID and the password that was sent to you by Simply Voting.
  • Unifor GM Strike Authorization Vote


  • Results for all D3 Strike Authorization votes will be announced on Monday 31st August at 9:00am

SUBSCRIBE for GM Bargaining Updates

Unifor Local 199 Members who work at General Motors St Catharines and want to receive information and updates by e mail can use the following link to submit their e mail address. PLEASE NOTE If you have already sent in your e mail address you do not have to do it again. Information will also be posted in the plant, on our Facebook page and Website.

  • GM members to subscribe for Local Union Bargaining Updates CLICK HERE.


Here are a few useful links related to bargaining.