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IAM Local Lodge 1231 Celebrates the Holidays For the First Time as IAM Members

On Monday, December 16, 2019, health care workers from IAM Local Lodge 1231 held their very first Christmas social at the District 78 office. “The event was very well attended by the membership,” said IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “A good time was had by all.” IAM Local Lodge 1231 represents more than 2,400 Personal Support Workers and Registered Nursing Staff, including Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.

District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 held its December General Meeting, followed by a social to celebrate the holidays and to cap another successful year of organizing, political action, and fighting for workers’ rights. Discussion and motions at the meeting included: Upcoming Stewards Training (dates to be confirmed). Setting up a committee to investigate establishing a District 78 bursary for post-secondary students. IAM Canadian Women’s Conference on… Read More »District 78 Holds December General Meeting, Followed by Celebratory Social

IAM Local Lodge 2113 Raises $1335 For Scarborough Women’s Centre Through Bake Sale

IAM Local Lodge 2113 raised $1,335 for the Scarborough Women’s Centre through a bake sale held by its Women’s Committee at its workplace, Veoneer, on November 18-19, 2019. “We will definitely do another charity event in the future”, said Penny Frangou, a member of the Local 2113 Women’s Committee, commenting on the success of the fundraiser. The Scarborough Women’s Centre offers free programs and services to assist women and youth… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 2113 Raises $1335 For Scarborough Women’s Centre Through Bake Sale

IAM District Lodge 78 Celebrates Retirees At Christmas Luncheon

On December 2, 2019, IAM District Lodge 78 brought together retirees from across Ontario for a Christmas luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 609. The luncheon, which was a opportunity to celebrate both the holiday season and the dedication and years of service of our retired members, was a success with more than 75 retirees in attendance. “We are all so very thankful for the collective agreements our retirees… Read More »IAM District Lodge 78 Celebrates Retirees At Christmas Luncheon

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