Grand Lodge Convention: Remembering two deceased Machinists
Remembering Paul Mitchell
IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Derek Ferguson rose on a point of privilege to have delegates to take a moment of silence to remember for DL78 DBR Paul Mitchell who passed away in 2013
Remembering Ian Henrey Perez
IAM LL 2323 Shop Committee Chair, Dave Flowers, rose of a point of privilege to have delegates remember Ian Henrey Perez, 24, an Air Canada ramp employee who was killed on the job in the spring of 2016. Flowers mentioned how Air Canada stations across the country raised over $6,000 to support Ian’s family. With the agreement of the IAM Executive Council, International President Bob Martinez announced the IAM would donate a further $4,000 to the effort which prompted a standing ovation from the delegates.