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Norman G. Bezanson (September 20, 1929 – January 27, 2022)

(picture taken April 26, 2018) Norman G. Bezanson (September 20, 1929 – January 27, 2022) IAM District Lodge 14 RetireeFormer Grand Lodge Representative/Organizer IAM Local Lodge 1722 Member / Formerly IAM Local Lodge 1579 Member   It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that Brother Norman Bezanson passed away January 27, 2022 at the age of 92.  He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Donna, son Robert (Armando), son… Read More »Norman G. Bezanson (September 20, 1929 – January 27, 2022)

Machinists Union Unveils Logo, Theme for 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention

The IAM continues to prepare for its 40th Grand Lodge Convention, to be held October 2-7, 2022 at the Las Vegas Hilton at Resorts World. As part of the preparations, the IAM Executive Council has voted on and come to consensus on a 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention logo and theme, which will be “IAM Standing Strong.” “Our union has overcome so many great obstacles in the past few years,”… Read More »Machinists Union Unveils Logo, Theme for 40th IAM Grand Lodge Convention

Charting Change: Nicole Tappenden, LL2323

IAM Local Lodge 2323 member Nicole Tappenden shares what she has observed about the new technology in her workplace. ———————- This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original post here: Charting Change: Nicole Tappenden, LL2323

Charting Change – short video

The history of technological change has shown that the brunt of changes is borne by workers, who not only experience disruptions in their work lives, but communities, as well. As technological change disrupts social and economic orders, unions have also influenced the formation of public policy and legislation that protects the interests of all working people.  ———————- This article was originally posted on the IAM Canada website. View the original… Read More »Charting Change – short video

Solid first agreement for IAM members at Vision Truck

Over the weekend 66 employees of Vision Truck, Brampton voted in favour of a first Collective Agreement. In addition to annual wage increases, the 4-year agreement provides for a wage scale, apprenticeship language, fixed shifts, increased vacations and much more. “This is a solid first agreement and a win for our newest members,” said District 78 Directing Business Representative Kim Valliere. The negotiations committee of Reynaldo Carbajal and William Luna did a… Read More »Solid first agreement for IAM members at Vision Truck

IAM Black History Month: Nicole Tappenden

(From www.goiam.org) This year, for Black History Month, the IAM is highlighting some of our current history makers within the organization. All this month, we will be running stories on current Black activists in the IAM. Nicole Tappenden started her IAM membership in 2017. She began attending Local 2323 monthly meetings, and then was nominated and elected to be a shop steward shortly after. She went on to become the… Read More »IAM Black History Month: Nicole Tappenden

24th Annual Dave Ritchie Invitational Golf Tournament

February 2022 To:     Staff, Districts and Local Lodges in Canada Re:      24th Annual Dave Ritchie Invitational Golf Tournament            Saturday, June 11, 2022 – Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club As you well know, we had to postponed our annual golf event for the past two years due to the pandemic. However, in light of what the conditions might be in 2022, we are moving forward with our fundraiser this… Read More »24th Annual Dave Ritchie Invitational Golf Tournament

“When right is wrong”

By IAM Canadian General Vice-President (@IAMAWDavid) Dissent and protest are as much a part of democracy as elections, participation and debate. The right to protest has been a vehicle for many movements that ultimately changed our society for the better; the labour movement is a testament to the collective power in fighting for a better society. In recent weeks, a movement has emerged in Ottawa and elsewhere as an outcry… Read More »“When right is wrong”

Airport workers feel disrespected as turbulence hits Calgary

10 February, 2022 For immediate release Calgary, AB – Negotiations between the IAM and Airport Terminal Services (ATS) have hit turbulence in Calgary. IAM members provide baggage and aircraft services to WestJet Airlines, United Airlines, Condor Airlines at the Calgary International Airport. “We have been bargaining for a few months and it is moving terribly slow. The employer provided our bargaining team and with a substandard “final offer” package. This… Read More »Airport workers feel disrespected as turbulence hits Calgary