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IAMAW LL 1863 Retirees Club stand on the picket line

The IAMAW LL 1863 Retirees Club was asked to stand on the picket in for UNIFOR Local 16-0, which is on strike against Compass Minerals at the Goderich Salt Mine. These union brothers and sisters have been out since April 27, 2018. On the afternoonof June 28, 2018, UNIFOR Local 16-0 held a rally and appreciation event. So the LL 1863 Retirees Club stood the picket line while the union brothers… Read More »IAMAW LL 1863 Retirees Club stand on the picket line

Protecting Canadian IAM members in Trade Dispute

Toronto, ON – The federal government today announced sweeping tariffs in response to those levied by Donald Trump and the American government on Canadian steel and aluminium products. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland not only announced tariffs, but also financial support for Canadian workers and industries affected by the dispute. The IAM Canadian Office is keeping a close eye on the trade disputes and tariff wars between Canada and the… Read More »Protecting Canadian IAM members in Trade Dispute

t’s Official, the C-series is now part of Airbus Declaration of the Machinists Union on the takeover of C-Series Limited Partnership by Airbus

Montreal, QC – On this day when Airbus officially becomes the majority partner of C-Series Limited Partnership, the Machinists Union would not want us to forget that it is the workers who are the heart of the aerospace industry. “The takeover of C-Series by Airbus must be considered the end of a chapter and not the end of the story,” said IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand. “This apparatus, which was… Read More »t’s Official, the C-series is now part of Airbus Declaration of the Machinists Union on the takeover of C-Series Limited Partnership by Airbus

Congress of Union Retirees of Canada CONVENTION

Greetings! Please forward this to your retiree organizations and/or retiree activists with your Local Lodge. As you may be aware, the Congress of Union Retirees of Canada is holding their Thirteenth (13th) Convention this fall, from September 19thto 21st. CURC is a retirees organization of the Canadian Labour Congress, and is certain to have many socially-progressive and like-minded members of affiliated Labour organizations in attendance. The CURC Convention is being… Read More »Congress of Union Retirees of Canada CONVENTION

Organizing is very much a Team Effort!

Toronto, ON – To say that the IAM’s new Organizing initiative has been successful would be an understatement with 3,253 new members joining the Canadian ranks since January 1, 2018. To keep that momentum going there has been a strong emphasis placed on forming Local Lodge and District Lodge Organizing Committees to assist organizers in growing the union. On May 10-11th, IAM Grand Lodge Organizer Scott Jackson, IAM District Lodge… Read More »Organizing is very much a Team Effort!

IAM 130 years Proud.

Dear Machinists Union Family and Friends, Today marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of our great union. We have come a long way since 19 machinists met in secret to begin this journey. It is a testament to our membership that we have grown into one of the most powerful voices for working people the world has ever seen. When I look back at our past, it makes me… Read More »IAM 130 years Proud.

Local 1863 Retirees Club

On May 1st, 2018, a party of members and spouses of Local 1863 Retirees Club visited the newly opened craft brewery, Cowbell Brewing Company, in the village of Blyth, ON. Following an extensive tour of the brewery and lunch, the party continued to the workshop of Mr. Everett Hessel, who is an enthusiast and restorer of Model A Ford cars. Attached images of the brewery building’s exterior and interior, together… Read More »Local 1863 Retirees Club

IAM against Airport Privatization

IAM members met with federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh today in Toronto, to present him with a petition signed by over 6,000 IAM members. The petition demands that the government not privatize Canada’s airports; something that is being considered by our present Liberal government. By changing the current airport model into a for-profit scheme, costs will rise as they already have in places such as the UK and Australia, where… Read More »IAM against Airport Privatization