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IAM Stands Solidly Behind Team Unite CLC 2020

The Canadian Machinists (IAM) have added their name to the ever-growing list of supporters for #TeamUniteCLC.

“I am pleased to stand in Rock Solid support of #TeamUniteCLC – Bea Bruske, Lily Chang, and Siobhan Vipond. These are three strong sisters who will work to bring the Canadian Labour Congress together and make it stronger for all workers across Canada,” said IAM General Vice-President Stan Pickthall.

“There are many challenges ahead for workers in both public and private sectors. We are confident that the team led by Sister Bea Bruske is the best leadership available to working families. They are all life-long labour activists who have been committed leaders in their own organizations. We look forward to working with them as the labour movement continues to build power for workers across Canada.”

The IAM is committed to working with these great leaders to continue building the strength and solidarity of a United Canadian Labour Congress.

Under the leadership of the team led by Bea Bruske, Lily Chang, and Siobhan Vipond, the IAM believes the labour movement and all workers are well-positioned to meet the challenges of the future.





Stan Pickthall
IAM Canadian General Vice-president


Bea Bruske
for CLC President:

Bea is the Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW Local 832 in Manitoba, a local union of 20,000 members strong. Bea is also Vice-President of the UFCW Canada National Council, which helps set the strategic direction for UFCW in Canada.

Lily Chang
for CLC Secretary Treasurer:

Lily served for 13 years as the Treasurer of CUPE Local 79. She also sits on the executive board of the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, where she chairs the municipal committee and acts as executive liaison to the women’s committee.

Siobhan Vipond
for CLC Executive Vice-President:

Siobhan is currently serving her fourth elected term as Secretary-Treasurer of the Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL). Siobhan has been a key part of the AFL’s “Join the Resistance” campaign, pushing back against the numerous cuts by Jason Kenney’s provincial government.


This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: IAM Stands Solidly Behind Team Unite CLC 2020