Worker Profiles

Meet Toyota Worker Paul Teixeira!

Paul has worked at Toyota for seven years, six full time. He now works in the “cavity wax” area, spraying wax into interiors of doors and hoods, applying anti-chip paint. He works in Cambridge north plant. He is 43 years old and lives in Cambridge.
Why he supports Unifor
“We really have no representation in the plant. There is no consistency in […]

By |March 7th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments

Meet Toyota Worker Kevin Harvey!

Kevin has worked at Toyota 25 years as an industrial electrician. He works in the Cambridge, south plant. He is 56-years-old and lives in Kitchener.
Why he supports Unifor
“I have never been pro union but I have seen an erosion of the culture here. A 10 cent pay raise in 2010 was a slap in the face, they play with our […]

By |March 4th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments

Meet Toyota Worker Ken Cleveland!

Ken Cleveland has worked at Toyota for 17 years, and is an industrial electrician. He is a team leader in Cambridge south, is 50 years old and lives in Cambridge.
Why he supports Unifor
“Somehow TMMC has lost the Toyota philosophy. It was never perfect, but it was a completely different place 17 years ago. Things have to change,” said Cleveland.

“I want […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments

Meet Toyota worker Mike Martin!

Mike Martin has been with Toyota four years, one year full time. He works in Woodstock in the paint department. Mike is 49 years old and lives in Delhi.
Why he supports Unifor
“It’s not just about what is happening in the plant, but across Ontario. If our wages go down, supplier wages go down and then others too. We have to […]

By |February 20th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments

Meet Toyota worker Dan Pereira!

Dan Pereira works in the Cambridge south plant on the engine line for the Lexus. He has been at Toyota since 2004. He is 34 years old, and lives in Plattsville, Ontario.
Why he supports Unifor
“I have a three year old daughter and I want a future for her. I am tired of seeing how the standard of living is dropping […]

By |February 18th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments

Meet Toyota worker Lee Sperduti!

Lee Sperduti has worked at Toyota for 11 years and is now in assembly. He works in Cambridge at the north plant. Lee is 36 years old, and lives in Cambridge.
Why he supports Unifor
“We build excellent cars here because of our team members, we should have a say in how we work,” said Sperduti.
Unifor can ensure workers are part of […]

By |February 17th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments

Meet Toyota worker Patti Shipway!

Patti Shipway has worked at Toyota for three years, and was made full time in July 2013. She works in assembly at the Woodstock plant. She is 37 years old and lives in Woodstock.
Why she supports Unifor
“I want to protect my future, it’s very important to me. When I was contract I was always worried about getting fired. I don’t […]

By |February 15th, 2014|Worker Profiles|0 Comments