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IAM Local 1863/1975 Retirees Remembered Brother(s) recently passed.

Union Brother, Clarence Shephard (“Joe”) Govier, passed away August 3, 2017. Joe was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist November 14, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). His passing will be acknowledged by the LL 1863 Retirees Club, and sympathy extended to his family. Union Brother, Donald James Saunders, passed away August 4, 2017. Don was… Read More »IAM Local 1863/1975 Retirees Remembered Brother(s) recently passed.

IAM Local 1120 in Thunder Bay forced to go on strike for fairness

Thunder Bay, ON – IAM members at Lakehead Motors in Thunder Bay went on strike as of 2:30 pm Wednesday afternoon. The 36 members took action after the employer forced their hand by not responding to the initial Union offer. They have been in negotiations since March, when the previous agreement expired.

Machinists win lengthy arbitration at Flin Flon

Flin Flon, MB – An arbitration concerning a job evaluation case for some members of IAM Local Lodge 1848 employed by Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company Limited (HUDBay) at Flin Flon, has been awarded in favour of the union.

Under the terms of the collective agreement, if the employer and the Union fail to reach agreement upon any job descriptions, classification or assignment to job classifications through the procedure in the Co-operative Wage Study (CWS) manual, it can be referred to arbitration

Arbitrator Michael Werier decided that Machinists and Pipefitters employed by HUDBAY named in the award should move up one job classification with appropriate increase in pay. Read More »Machinists win lengthy arbitration at Flin Flon

OFL makes final appeal to Ontario government on card check!

Toronto, ON – The Ontario government has wrapped up its public consultations on Bill 148 which will make major changes to labour standards in the province. Following public hearings in Thunder Bay, North Bay, Windsor, London and Kitchener-Waterloo, no fewer than 35 delegations made presentations to the Steering Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queens Park. The IAM made its presentation in London earlier in the week

Labour Day Parade 2017

IAMAW will be leading the Toronto Labour Day Parade this year. LET’S MAKE THIS THE BEST TURNOUT EVER. THE IAM HOSTED BY DISTRICT 78 AND LOCAL LODGE 2323, WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE. Parade route starts at University and Queen St. West BRING YOUR FAMILY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE ADMISSION TO THE CNE. Bus pick-up is first come first serve at 2580 Drew Rd. @7:15am and 557… Read More »Labour Day Parade 2017

April 28, 2017

Every year on April 28th workers across North America recommit to fight for safe and healthy workplaces. We also remember those who were injured or killed on the job. This year was no different with IAM members across the continent participating in “Day of Mourning” events. Pictured to the right, are IAM District 78 members who attended the ceremonies held in Brampton.

Knowledge is Power

IAM District 78 Union Stewards from all around the Toronto area took part in an Advanced Stewards training seminar. It was facilitated by GLR Heather Kelley at District 78’s Toronto office. “Everyone participated and seemed happy to be there to learn new skills”, observed Directing Representative, Derek Ferguson. Other seminars will be scheduled for both Ottawa and Toronto in the near future.

IAM Meeting Our Members

Earlier this week Canadian Vice-President of the IAM did a plant tour of Autoliv in Markham. Over 500 Autoliv employees are proud members of IAM Local 2113 and are active participants in District 78. Our members at Autoliv manufacture a variety of safety technology systems for the automotive industry.

April 28 is a National Day of Mourning

April 28 is a National Day of Mourning DAY OF MOURNING Download WHSC docs for sharing 2017 Event Listing WHSC 2017 Day of Mourning brochure Workers die on the job every day. Every year, hundreds of thousands more suffer injury or illness because of their working conditions. They are not forgotten. Unions, labour councils, families and community partners gather annually on April 28 to mourn these losses and vow to… Read More »April 28 is a National Day of Mourning

Gold Star Recognition for Winpisinger Center Kitchen Staff

In early April, the St. Mary’s County Health Department awarded its prestigious Gold Star Award to the kitchen staff at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, located in Hollywood, MD.

WATCH: Winpisinger Center Kitchen Honored for Food Safety

“I have to give credit where credit is due,” said Winpisinger Center Kitchen Supervisor Cecilia Murphy. “I have four cooks and four assistants. There are two cooks and two assistants per shift.”Read More »Gold Star Recognition for Winpisinger Center Kitchen Staff