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Kim Valliere: IAM Women in Leadership

During Women’s History Month this year, the IAM is highlighting current trailblazers in the union. Are you an IAM Sister interested in taking a more active role in your union? Reach out to your District leadership about the IAM Leadership Assembly of Dedicated Sisters (LEADS) Program. Kim Valliere (Twitter @kim857) began her union career as a member of Local 103 in Ontario, Canada. In the past 32 years, she has been… Read More »Kim Valliere: IAM Women in Leadership

Power to the union! LL 235 members at Revco ratify new agreement

IAM District 78 members of Local 235, and by Revco recently ratified a new collective agreement. Highlights include a general wage increase in each year of the agreement, and will see improvements to their IAM pension plan, vision care, paramedical health coverage, as well as adding Truth and Reconciliation Day as a statutory holiday. District 78 Directing Business Rep Kim Valliere, sent out a special “thank you” to Kirit Bhakta for all his dedication to the negotiations process… Read More »Power to the union! LL 235 members at Revco ratify new agreement

Do the work, get the rate!

For decades employers have been using a legal loop hole to discriminate against workers by paying casual, part-time, seasonal and temporary workers less than full-time employees for the same work. This is possible because legislation meant to prevent this unfair practice has not yet been made into law based on a minor technicality. Three years ago, this legislation received Royal Assent, but a “date of effect” was never announced. Without… Read More »Do the work, get the rate!

IWD 2022 with the IAM

On Sunday, March 6th, 2022, the IAM joined celebrations and showed support for the Peel Regional Labour Council’s International Women’s Day fundraising event. Given the especially difficult time women have faced during the pandemic, fundraising efforts supported Armagh House, Hope 24/7, Embrave, and Queen Youth shelter, all essential services in our community for women. Organizations like these are a lifeline for victims of gender violence, which has significantly increased during… Read More »IWD 2022 with the IAM

IAM Recognizes Territories, Organizers for Adapting to Challenges of 2020, Continuing to Grow

GVP Dave Chartrand discusses the importance of organising and the Third Annual International President’s Excellence in Organizing Awards   March 3, 2022 IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. and IAM Organizing Director Vinny Addeo recognized our members recently for their continued efforts to grow the strength of the IAM and working families with a virtual presentation of the third annual International President’s Excellence in Organizing Awards. “The efforts our organizers… Read More »IAM Recognizes Territories, Organizers for Adapting to Challenges of 2020, Continuing to Grow

New members ratify first contract at Harbour Light in Kingston

03 March, 2022 Kingston, ON – Just before Christmas 2021 the 20 employees of Harbour Light in Kingston voted to join the IAM Union. Last week they ratified their first agreement. “Although it is a solid first agreement, we were held to 1% raises increases due to Doug Ford’s Bill 124,” stated District 78 Business Rep Jim Snider. The 2-year agreement was back-dated with retroactive pay and a signing bonus,… Read More »New members ratify first contract at Harbour Light in Kingston

IAM responds to WestJet acquisition of Sunwing

02 March 2022 Toronto, ON – Canadians were made aware of a significant transaction in the airline industry today when WestJet will acquire Sunwing Vacations and Sunwing Airlines. The IAM currently represents approximately 40 members at Sunwing Airlines since they joined the union in 2018. Dave Flowers, President and Directing Chairperson (PDGC) of IAM Transportation District 140 wanted to reassure IAM members. “The IAM is looking closely at this file… Read More »IAM responds to WestJet acquisition of Sunwing

Brian Beaton, GLR (9 October, 1953 – 25 February, 2022)

Brian Beaton, GLR (9 October, 1953 – 25 February, 2022) We regret to inform you that Brian W. Beaton, retired Grand Lodge Representative, passed away in Moncton, New Brunswick on 25 February, 2022 from complications due to diabetes. Brian started in Toronto Cargo warehouse for CP Air and became a member of the IAM on 26 August, 1974 and was always active. Locals 764 and 2754 (Toronto) from 1983-1987 benefitted… Read More »Brian Beaton, GLR (9 October, 1953 – 25 February, 2022)

Newsletter and Website Contest (2021)

Subj:  2021 IAM Newsletter & Website Contest To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives, and Local Lodge Officers Dear Brothers and Sisters: This is the official announcement of the 2021 IAM Newsletter & Website Contest. It is open to all local and district lodges in good standing, having publications that are regularly distributed or mailed… Read More »Newsletter and Website Contest (2021)