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Winpisinger Center Announces Inaugural Education Conference

The Winpisinger Center is excited to announce the call for the inaugural IAM Education Conference, to be held Sunday, March 26 through Friday, March 31, 2023, at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. The conference will provide an opportunity for IAM educators at all levels to learn and share training techniques, materials, and strategies. Local or District educators, members of education committees, and other Local,… Read More »Winpisinger Center Announces Inaugural Education Conference

The IAM’s commitment to supporting women break glass ceilings

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day, commemorates the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, in which fourteen women were murdered and ten others injured in the name of “fighting feminism”. Every year on December 6th, as we remember the senseless tragedy and tragic loss of 14 young women with bright futures, the IAM reaffirms our commitment to supporting… Read More »The IAM’s commitment to supporting women break glass ceilings

New Agreement in “The Soo” at Northside Toyota

5 December, 2022 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Members of Automotive Local 2332 working at Northside Toyota in Sault Ste Marie ratified a new agreement last Friday, that has raised the bar for dealerships in the Soo. IAM Representative Scott Jackson stated that “these brothers stuck together, and were prepared to strike if they didn’t get a great contract. The negotiations committee of Dan Pezzutto and Mike Malinowski were solid and… Read More »New Agreement in “The Soo” at Northside Toyota

Virtual meetings in 2 locations meant a great deal to IAM Local 2413 at Bearskin Airlines

25 November, 2022 Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout, ON – On Friday Nov 25th, IAM Local 2413 ratified a new 3-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with Bearskin Airlines Ramp at the Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout airports. These 13 members of IAM Local 2413 ratified their deal with a 73% acceptance vote. The following is a list of most of the improvements to the current Collective Agreement: Increased wage scales and… Read More »Virtual meetings in 2 locations meant a great deal to IAM Local 2413 at Bearskin Airlines

LL2413 members remain the best-paid FBO workers in Canada!

25 November, 2022 Toronto, ON – On Friday, 25 November, the 45 IAM Local 2413 Members at Signature Flight Support YYZ ratified a new 3-year CBA that will keep them as the best paid Fixed Base Operator (FBO) workers in Canada! The previous collective agreement expired on 31 March, 2022 and the employer served notice to bargain and thus forced the local to the bargaining table as they required some… Read More »LL2413 members remain the best-paid FBO workers in Canada!

Tough bargaining brings improvements for LL 99 members at Leavitt Machinery

23 November, 2022 Edmonton, AB – Members of IAM Local Lodge 99 working at Leavitt Machinery have ratified a new collective agreement with Leavitt Machinery with some important improvements. The new three-year agreement provides wage increases of eight per cent in the first year and two per cent in the remaining two years. in the third year. Said Quintanila, “It was a tough round of bargaining, with Leavitt but with… Read More »Tough bargaining brings improvements for LL 99 members at Leavitt Machinery

New contract, new gains for IAM LL1722 at Strongco

23 November, 2022 Edmonton, AB – IAM Local 1722 members in Edmonton concluded a new three-year deal with Strongco Equipment. The new contract brings with it a 4% wage increase in the first year and 3% and 2% in the final two years. “With Strongco the negotiations went very well, over just 3 days we collaborated and negotiated a strong and fair contract for our members with great input and… Read More »New contract, new gains for IAM LL1722 at Strongco

A Proud Moment and Historic Victory: Pension Protection Enshrined

Yesterday, after years of lobbying and work with the NDP, the IAM and the Canadian labour movement can finally claim victory. On Nov.23, 2022, Bill C-228 or better known as the, Pension Protection Act was unanimously accepted by Members of the House of Commons, with pending final approval from the Senate. “Too often workers have been forgotten by bankrupt employers, losing years of hard earned pensions. We all remember the devastation due… Read More »A Proud Moment and Historic Victory: Pension Protection Enshrined

Shortall to retire, but she’s not done yet

IAM 3111 CULR member Mary Shortall has done just about everything in the world of labour. Now, she’s walking away from that part of her activism. She was President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) for almost a decade. But Shortall isn’t just walking away from the NLFL, she’s also running – for the NDP in federal politics. She ran as a candidate in the 2021 election,… Read More »Shortall to retire, but she’s not done yet

Industry-leading agreement ratified with Air Transat

07 November, 2022 Montreal, QC – Members of IAM in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Quebec City, Calgary and Vancouver have ratified a new multi-year agreement with Air Transat. The members voted overwhelmingly to accept the new tentative agreement negotiated by a national team of IAM staff and members. “We were able to negotiate a great deal,” said Peter Tsoukalas, General Chairperson for IAM Transportation District 140. “Although it was a long… Read More »Industry-leading agreement ratified with Air Transat