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BC Voters Show Confidence in NDP

Even though it could take some time before the nearly half a million mail in ballots are counted, voters in BC appear to have elected a majority NDP government for the first time since 1996. Premier elect John Horgan and the NDP are projected to win in 55 of B.C.’s 87 ridings, compared to 29 for the Liberals and three for the Green Party. Heavily involved in the NDP’s resurgence in Richmond, including moderating… Read More »BC Voters Show Confidence in NDP

IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement

The IAM Local Lodge 1295 members working at Thorncliffe Place, a retirement home in Nepean, overwhelmingly ratified a new four year agreement last week. IAM District Lodge 78 Representative Jim Snider reported that “there were many language improvements that better fit the members needs, such as shift bidding, layoff, and recall rights. In addition to annual wage increases, there were also pension and uniform allowance increases”. “These members work very… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1295 Members at Thorncliffe Place Ratify New Four Year Agreement

More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM

Last month, 35 nurses working at Bellwood Health Services, an addictions facility in Toronto, voted to join the IAM. Shortly afterwards, some of the other workers contacted us to join as well. IAM District Lodge 78 Organizer Rootisha Rampat explained that “the job security that the IAM Union provides was a huge draw for them.” “The IAM’s organizing formula for healthcare workers seems to be working well,” said Organizer Scott… Read More »More Healthcare Workers Unionize and Join IAM

Virtual Lobby – Sign up now!

Get involved, and once again the IAM can have the largest delegation on Lobby Day Hi all During the week of November 2 to 6, the CLC is scheduling virtual meetings with our Members of Parliament. Sign up for lobby days to get started! Sign up for Action Week   Tell your friends to sign up for lobby days! The CLC is asking the government to include a plan that… Read More »Virtual Lobby – Sign up now!

BC – GET OUT AND VOTE!

British Columbia General Elections Saturday, 24 October, 2020 With election day only days away, polls are showing the support for the NDP remains strong among all demographics and regions. “There continues to be little appetite for change in this election,” said Ipsos vice-president Kyle Braid. John Horgan is leading by a wide margin on the question of who is best to lead the province, with 45 percent of respondents saying… Read More »BC – GET OUT AND VOTE!

IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three year agreement over the weekend. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard,” said IAM District Lodge 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere. “While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms (Zoom), their efforts made it possible to achieve increases to wages each year of the agreement, improvements to health benefits, weekly indemnity… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 717T Members at Magellan Aerospace Ratify New Three Year Agreement

New Contract at Magellan Aerospace

Monday, 19 October, 2020 For immediate release Mississauga, ON – IAM Local 717T members employed by Magellan Aerospace ratified a new three-year agreement over the weekend. IAM members are meeting the challenge of representing members during the difficulty period of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The bargaining committee understood the priorities of our members, they worked together and worked hard. While negotiating via unfamiliar platforms, such as Zoom, their efforts made it… Read More »New Contract at Magellan Aerospace

Overwhelming Support for New Contract at Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

19 October, 2020 For immediate release Nepean, ON – IAM Local 1295 working for Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home voted overwhelming to accept a new multi-year deal. The ratification vote was held late last week. “This contract has many language improvements that better fits members’ needs such as shift bidding, layoff and recall language and recall rights,” said Jim Snider, Business Representative for IAM District 78. “The Bargaining Committee worked through… Read More »Overwhelming Support for New Contract at Thorncliffe Place Retirement Home

Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now!

Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! October 20, 2020 The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Finance/Deputy Prime Minister The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Email: Chrystia.Freeland@parl.gc.ca Email: Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca   Dear Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Subject: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now! We have all watched with horror as the Covid Pandemic has impacted friends and families… Read More »Letter to Ministers Freeland and Garneau: Re-Nationalization of Canada’s Airlines – the Time is Now!

Transforming lives through partnerships with service dogs

We hope you and your family are all well. As you know, due to the coronavirus, we had to cancel the 40th Annual William W. Winpisinger Las Vegas Charity Banquet. The banquet serves as a celebration for the year-long fundraising efforts achieved by devoted companies and individuals across the United States and Canada. In addition to being a celebration, it also serves as a significant fundraiser for Guide Dogs of… Read More »Transforming lives through partnerships with service dogs