Kim Valliere

District 78 Meets MPs to Advocate for Workers’ Rights on Parliament Hill for CLC Lobby Day

IAM District Lodge 78 played a lead role in the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Lobby Day on Parliament Hill on February 25, 2020, with a dozen members and Business Representatives in attendance. In total, 84 IAM members from across Canada and almost 400 CLC labour affiliates met with their respective MPs and Senators, in what was the largest CLC lobby ever held, to amplify our call for: Universal pharmacare Protecting… Read More »District 78 Meets MPs to Advocate for Workers’ Rights on Parliament Hill for CLC Lobby Day

IAM Secures Grievance Win at Magellan Aerospace in Malton

IAM District 78 Business Representative Kim Valliere is pleased to report that IAM member Sharon Taylor recently had her grievance regarding a job posting settled in her favour. Sharon (above with Local 717T President Chris Baker) is employed by Magellan Aerospace in Malton. It pays to belong to IAM. This post was originally sent out via IAM District 78’s News Flash on September 9, 2019.
Local Lodge 1863 Retirees

IAM Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club Honours Legacy of Goderich, Ontario Workers

More than 200 former IAM members, family, and friends were in attendance at Lions Harbour Park in Goderich, Ontario, on Sunday, July 21, 2019, as the IAM Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club hosted a 10-year anniversary to honour past employees of the Volvo motor graders plant. The Volvo plant, which was previously the largest employer in Goderich, closed in 2009, displacing 500 loyal, veteran employees and IAM members, sending shock… Read More »IAM Local Lodge 1863 Retirees Club Honours Legacy of Goderich, Ontario Workers

General Meeting, BBQ, and Celebration

District 78 fired up the grill on Thursday, June 13, 2019, capping off its last General Meeting before the summer with a barbecue. As always, union business goes better with food. The focus of the meeting was the reading of potential changes to the District 78 bylaws. The meeting also afforded the opportunity to honour and celebrate member Betty Williams (Local Lodge 1295) for her 50 years of service to… Read More »General Meeting, BBQ, and Celebration