IAM International President Bob Martinez announced that District 140 General Chair Lou Pagrach has been appointed Special Representative for Canadian Political Action and Aurélie Sarrabezolles has been appointed Canadian Research Director. The appointments were effective June 1, 2016. “Lou has been a very active representative for IAM Transportation District 140 and has a reputation for spending considerable time in face-to-face communications with our members,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President… Read More »Pagrach, Sarrabezolles Join IAM Canadian Staff
Union brother, Reginald Earl Dick, passed away May 31, 2016 in his 72nd year. Reg was hired at Champion/Volvo and joined the IAM&AW LL 1863, now LL 1975 on December 10, 1984, as a fitter. Reg’s funeral is being held at St. James Catholic Church in Seaforth on Saturday, June 4, 2016. His family received a Bible from the LL 1863 Retirees Club.
From the LL 1863 Retiree Club there was the president John Stadelmann & wife Sheron and past president John White & wife Barbara went to a District 78 Retiree club meeting on May 9,2016 . It was mainly to let District 78 get to meet the LL 1863 Retiree Clubs new President John Stadelmann. We were given a very nice lunch there and a good meet and great. It was… Read More »IAM Retirees Club DL78
On March 9, 2016, John White passed the LL 1863 Retirees Club President’s position over to John Stadelmann as the new President of LL 1863 Retirees Club. John White got this Retirees Club started about 10 years ago. John is very happy to have been able to have the opportunity to be swearing in John Stadelmann as the new President of the club. John Stadelmann on his first day started… Read More »New President of LL 1863 Retirees Club John Stadelmann welcomed
Monday January 25, 2016 For Immediate Release Toronto, On – The International Association of Machinists – IAM has organized two groups of employees who work for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. “We have organized 44 UFCW National Representatives and Organizers across the country in one group and six office staff from their Canadian National office in Mississauga in the second group,” explained IAM Special Representative and Organizer… Read More »Machinists Organize UFCW Reps and office staff
Bob Martinez, Jr., officially became the 14th International President in the IAM’s 127-year history after taking his oath of office at IAM Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD. Martinez takes over for former International President Tom Buffenbarger, who retires after more than 18 years as the IAM’s top officer. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka looks on as Bob Martinez, Jr. is sworn in as the IAM’s new International President. (Photo by… Read More »Martinez Takes Helm as IAM’s 14th International President
Union brother Gordon Elmer Johnston passed away December 30, 2015. Gordon was hired at Champion/Volvo and joined IAM&AW LL 1863, now LL 1975 on April 27, 1970, and retired July 29, 1988. Gordon worked in the Fabrication Department at the plant. Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life in the spring. His family received a Bible from the LL 1863 Retirees Club.
IAMAW District 78 Executive and Staff would like to extend our Best Wishes for the Holiday Season. The office will be closed on December 24, 2015 and will reopen on January 4, 2016. Please remember, If you Drink, Don’t Drive.