IAM District 78 News

IAM Local Lodge 1975 Members at Ludachris Hats Return to Making Hats After Using Their Skills to Make Masks

IAM Local Lodge 1975 members employed at Ludachris Hats in Mount Forest recently returned to making hats. For the past several months they have been using their sewing and machine operating skills to make masks for a number of different workplaces and the general public.  Ludachris Hats is a proudly Canadian, locally owned and operated business that manufactures baseball hats, toques, and other custom made head wear. To place an order go to ludachrishats.com

IAM Healthcare Local Lodge 1295 Member Vivianne Simon Helps Celebrate Women’s Right To Vote

IAM Healthcare Local Lodge 1295 member Vivianne Simon recently appeared in an IAM video on voting rights. Although it was released several weeks ago and is chiefly about the US, it is worth sharing with members who might not have seen it. Vivianne has been involved in negotiations with her employer and has been active in her Local for many years. Well done sister!

Union Savings Workers Choose IAM

In another organizing win, the workers at Union Savings voted 100% to join the IAM. For many years, the employees of Union Savings have helped Union members across Canada save money on a multitude of goods and services. It was only natural that they become Union members themselves. “They had heard good things about the IAM through our work representing other Labour staff and got in contact,” explained Organizer Scott… Read More »Union Savings Workers Choose IAM

IAM District 78 Organizes 530 New Healthcare Workers

In another big organizing win for IAM District 78, the 530 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) that work for RNS Health Care in York Region voted by a 3 to 1 margin to be represented by our union. District 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat-Sukhu and Organizer Scott Jackson worked with our newest members for several months, answering their concerns and assuring them it was possible. “This was a very different organizing campaign due to… Read More »IAM District 78 Organizes 530 New Healthcare Workers

Wishing Sister Heather Kelley a Happy Retirement

Very few of us in the IAM can remember a time when Sister Heather Kelley wasn’t playing an active role within the IAM and the greater Labour movement. Heather became a member on February 1,1979, after starting work at Fleet Industries in Fort Erie. She quickly became involved in her Local and the Ontario Provincial Council before becoming an IAM Representative in 1997. Most of us know Heather through her… Read More »Wishing Sister Heather Kelley a Happy Retirement

IAM Local 1295 Member Betty Williams Knits Slippers For Those In Need

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Women’s Committee member, Betty Williams, was recently at the District 78 Toronto office to show how she has been spending her time in physical distancing. Betty has been busy knitting slippers for the homeless, which will be delivered to a local Etobicoke shelter for distribution to those in need. Sister Williams is a proud 51 year IAM member, who, in retirement, continues to support her Union and her community.

District 78 Honours Retiring IAM Local Lodge 103 President Cyril Burke

It is with all our best wishes that we honour IAM Local Lodge 103 President, Cyril Burke, as he retires this month. Cyril has been a member of the IAM for 47 years, and has been an active member in his Local for much of that time. The IAM members at Dana Canada in Cambridge, in which Cyril worked, are members of the IAM Pension plan, which will make retirement… Read More »District 78 Honours Retiring IAM Local Lodge 103 President Cyril Burke

District 78 Healthcare Workers in Stratford Rise to the Occasion Under Difficult Circumstances

IAM District Lodge 78 members can be found working throughout the healthcare industry in Ontario, including in patient transfer, retirement homes, long-term care, and home care. Some members of the IAM’s first Local, Local Lodge 103, work at Cedarcroft Retirement, a retirement home in Stratford. “Under difficult conditions, these members have continued to provide their residents with excellent care and compassion”, says IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere.… Read More »District 78 Healthcare Workers in Stratford Rise to the Occasion Under Difficult Circumstances

Thank You to Our IAM District 78 Health Care Heroes

IAM District Lodge 78 represents thousands of front-line health care workers throughout Ontario in retirement homes, long-term care, patient transfer, and home care. They are our health care heroes, risking their health to protect ours. IAM continues to fight for our members and for all health care workers in Canada, to ensure that employers and governments do a better job providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), training, access to WSIB, and… Read More »Thank You to Our IAM District 78 Health Care Heroes