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Bob White, one of the founders of the Canadian Auto Workers, died at the age of 81. Michigan dealer Dick Huvaere died at the age of 72.
Bob White became the first president of the CAW after he and assistants Buzz Hargrove and Bob Nickerson successfully managed to break away from the UAW in 1985.
As UAW contract negotiations with the Detroit 3 begin, the Canadian model for dealing with entry-level workers could provide a guide to solving the Tier 2 probelm in the United States.
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