The name “Unifor” is intentionally ambiguous. It means different and personal things to a union membership that is increasingly diverse. The name doesn’t peg us to any one sector of the economy, or a particular workplace. Unifor is a union built for workers. But it’s also a union that reaches out to the unemployed and self-employed; to marginalized and racialized groups union; to women and young workers. Simply put Unifor is a union for everyone.
As a national Canadian union it was essential that our name be bilingual. In French, the name “Unifor” combines the words ‘unis’ (united) and ‘fort’ (strong). Unifor reflects, in both languages, the core values that our new union stands for: unity and solidarity, strength and determination, and a modern, forward-looking perspective.