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District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

IAM District Lodge 78 members Linda Brohman and Rose Hunt (Local Lodge 103), and Stephen Michalowicz (Local Lodge 1922) recently attended Leadership II union training at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Maryland. The week-long course builds on previous union training in Leadership I, with a focus on advanced steward training, collective bargaining, labour history, organizing, and political lobbying. The culmination of the program is a trip… Read More »District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

District 78 Talks Organizing and Election Prep, Celebrates Organizing Award at General Meeting

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its September General Meeting. The meeting was well attended, with discussion focusing on: Ongoing organizing work. Getting out the vote for the Federal Election on Monday, October 21, 2019. Communications strategy. Review of District financials. 2018 Organizing Award Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere also used the opportunity of the meeting to present to the membership the award bestowed on the… Read More »District 78 Talks Organizing and Election Prep, Celebrates Organizing Award at General Meeting

District 78 Honoured With Award for Top IAM Organizing District

IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere accepted an award for the top organizing District in the IAM for 2018. The honour was given to District 78 at the recent IAM Staff Conference held in San Diego. Canada was number one in organizing in the IAM last year due to the efforts of staff and members throughout the country. In addition, Grand Lodge Representatives Ralph Martin and Scott Jackson… Read More »District 78 Honoured With Award for Top IAM Organizing District

IAM District 78 Takes Action at Toronto Labour Day Parade

On Monday, September 2, 2019, more than 20,000 union members, including more than 125 from IAM, and our labour allies took to the streets in the annual Labour Toronto Day Parade. The parade, a fixture in Toronto since 1872, recognizes the labour movement’s ongoing fight for justice, both inside and out of the workplace. The theme of this year’s parade, “Organize, Educate, Resist,” was selected to bolster worker solidarity in… Read More »IAM District 78 Takes Action at Toronto Labour Day Parade
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Golf Fun at IAM Local 2922

The members of IAM Local 2922 in North Bay recently participated in their employers’ annual golf tournament. Although there was no prize for the best score, there were plenty of prizes for participating. The weather was perfect and a great day was had by all. The IAM represents around 160 members at Fabrene in North Bay. They manufacture polyolefin based fabrics for a variety of uses. The post was sent… Read More »Golf Fun at IAM Local 2922

IAM District 78 President Mike Edwards Thanks NDP MPP Wayne Gates For Support of Niagara Region Workers

On July 23, 2019, IAM District 78 President Mike Edwards thanked Ontario NDP MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls) for his work in protecting Niagara region jobs. The two met at the Prince of Wales Stakes at the Fort Erie Race Track. Gates has been steadfast in his advocacy for continued government support of the track to protect not only the union jobs there, but the more than 1,000 jobs the… Read More »IAM District 78 President Mike Edwards Thanks NDP MPP Wayne Gates For Support of Niagara Region Workers
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IAM Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club Honours Legacy of Goderich, Ontario Workers

More than 200 former IAM members, family, and friends were in attendance at Lions Harbour Park in Goderich, Ontario, on Sunday, July 21, 2019, as the IAM Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club hosted a 10-year anniversary to honour past employees of the Volvo motor graders plant. The Volvo plant, which was previously the largest employer in Goderich, closed in 2009, displacing 500 loyal, veteran employees and IAM members, sending shock… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club Honours Legacy of Goderich, Ontario Workers

General Meeting, BBQ, and Celebration

District 78 fired up the grill on Thursday, June 13, 2019, capping off its last General Meeting before the summer with a barbecue. As always, union business goes better with food. The focus of the meeting was the reading of potential changes to the District 78 bylaws. The meeting also afforded the opportunity to honour and celebrate member Betty Williams (Local Lodge 1295) for her 50 years of service to… Read More »General Meeting, BBQ, and Celebration