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Final Offer (1985)

Documentary on the 1984 contract negotiations between the Canadian branch of the UAW and General Motors.

Writer:

Robert Collison
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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Ramer ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rod Andrew Rod Andrew ... Himself (negotiator, GM Canada)
Owen Beaver Owen Beaver ... Himself (UAW)
Phil Bennett Phil Bennett ... Himself (UAWC, Oshawa)
John Clout John Clout ... Himself (UAWC, St. Catharines)
Claude Ducharme Claude Ducharme ... Himself (UAWC, Québec)
Buzz Hargrove Buzz Hargrove ... Himself (UAWC)
Fred Morris Fred Morris ... Himself (foreman, GM Canada, Oshawa)
Bob Nickerson Bob Nickerson ... Himself (UAWC)
Roger B. Smith Roger B. Smith ... Himself (Chairman, GM) (as Roger Smith)
Bob White Bob White ... Himself (Director, UAWC)
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Documentary on the 1984 contract negotiations between the Canadian branch of the UAW and General Motors.

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Official Sites:

California Newsreel

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1985 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Offer: Bob White and the Canadian Auto Workers Fight for Independence See more »

Filming Locations:

Dearborn, Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

CAD 530,000 (estimated)
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The Harvard Business School's online negotiation mastery class heavily uses this film in its module on internal negotiations. Students study clips (and have access to watching the entire film) since it gives unusual insight into what happens behind closed doors. See more »

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Featured in The Magical Eye (1989) See more »

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Showing us who are the real b***ards
25 October 2001 | by Oilers85See all my reviews

This balanced documentary none the less shows who really behaves despicably when it comes to labor relations. Bob White does his best to get a deal for his auto workers but the multi-million salaried Roger Smith can't spare an extra 40c an hour. The stress of contract negotions is evident and one does get the feeling that at times the workers are their own worst enemy. Even though it was made in 1985 this doco is more than relevant in today's environment where workers are expected to accept less and less while execs get million dollar bonuses and massive share options.


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