IAM Local Lodge 1922

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Celebrates the Retirement of Long-Time Member Mike Beard

Congratulations and best wishes to Mike Beard, who, after 34 years at Magellan Aerospace, is retiring. Mike started with Local 1922 in 1986 and worked as a printing press operator before transferring into records for his last 10 years. “The IAM pension has made a big difference in my decision to retire,” said Beard, who will be staying active by volunteering and playing in his band (Suburban Outlaws). We wish… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Celebrates the Retirement of Long-Time Member Mike Beard

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members at Union Savings ratified their first agreement earlier this week. In addition to wage adjustments and annual increases, among many other achievements, a top up for pregnancy and parental leave was negotiated. “It’s a solid first agreement, achieved by these members commitment to getting a good deal,” said IAM Organizer Scott Jackson. IAM District Lodge 78 looks forward to our newest members fully participating in… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Union Savings Ratify First Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

IAM Local Lodge 1922 office and technical members employed at Magellan Aerospace in Malton, Ontario are getting ready to take on their employer in contract negotiations. Every group that the IAM represents prepares for negotiations before meeting with the employer. Surveys are reviewed and demands are set at these preparation meetings. IAM wants to ensure that we are prepared and doing our best, to get the best deal possible for… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1922 Members at Magellan Aerospace Prep For Negotiations

UFCW National Representatives and IAM Local 1922 Members Ratify Collective Agreement

IAM Local Lodge 1922 members working as National Representatives for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) across Canada, recently voted in a new three year Collective Agreement. The contract provides for annual wage increases and includes several language changes. IAM Representative Ralph Martin stated that “the negotiations committee was determined and focused on getting a reasonable agreement and they accomplished just that.”

OPSEU Stands in Solidarity With COPE Ontario Workers on Strike

Thank you to the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for their solidarity and support of the IAM Local Lodge 1922 members on strike at COPE Ontario. Read the Letter From OPSEU October 23, 2019 OPSEU stands in solidarity with all workers who are in a strike situation in their fight for a fair collective agreement. OPSEU will not host any meeting with scab labour, doing struck work. Further, we… Read More »OPSEU Stands in Solidarity With COPE Ontario Workers on Strike

District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

IAM District Lodge 78 members Linda Brohman and Rose Hunt (Local Lodge 103), and Stephen Michalowicz (Local Lodge 1922) recently attended Leadership II union training at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Maryland. The week-long course builds on previous union training in Leadership I, with a focus on advanced steward training, collective bargaining, labour history, organizing, and political lobbying. The culmination of the program is a trip… Read More »District 78 Members Advocate for Workers in Washington, D.C. as Part of Union Leadership Training

CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario

On October 16, 2019, Eddie Mariconda, President of the Toronto Civic Employees’ Union – CUPE Local 416, sent a letter to COPE National President David Black, calling on the national board to direct COPE Ontario to return to the bargaining table with striking IAM members and settle a fair contract. “I strongly urge the COPE National board members to direct your provincial counterparts to get back to the bargaining table… Read More »CUPE Local 416 Calls For Fair Bargaining With IAM Members on Strike at COPE Ontario

COPE Ontario IAM Members on Strike

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, IAM District 78 and Local 1922 members at COPE Ontario walked off the job. After spending close to one year trying to get a collective agreement, it was disheartening to hear that once the members were in a legal strike position the employer told them to leave their cell phones and computers at the office. The 20 IAM members of COPE Ontario work throughout the… Read More »COPE Ontario IAM Members on Strike