March 2024

IAM Executive Council supports members at Local Lodge 712 working at Airbus Canada

In an IAM Executive Council meeting in Chicago, IL, the entire Council took the time to show support for the IAM members undergoing difficult negotiations. “Every single IAM member across North America stands behind our members in Local Lodge 712,” said Brian Bryant, IAM International President. “What they are demanding is only fair and just. All Council members are behind you. Stay Strong! The members in the Mirabel plant in

IAMAW Supports Peel Region Labour Council and shows up in force

The IAM came out in large numbers in support of fundraising efforts by the Peel Region Labour Council. This year, 38 sisters from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area attended to show unity and solidarity Each year, IAM Canada’s numbers grow and it’s invigorating to see new faces among attendees. Among attendees were veteran members with 55 years of membership, and those just starting out. Those attending for the first

New Collective Agreement for LL235 members at Outedge Media

March 2025 – Recently the members of IAM Local 235 working at Outedge Media, ratified a new 3-year agreement. In addition to annual wage increases, improvements were made to the RRSP plan, vision care, safety boots and outdoor clothing. “The negotiations committee of Alex McClay and Ryan Bell stuck to the important issues and made a huge difference in these negotiations”, said IAM District 78 Union Representative Roy Bhansingh. Outedge Media is located in Toronto, and

Remembering: On This Day - 25 March

Remembering: On This Day25 March Toronto printers strike for the 9-hour day in what is believed to be Canada’s first major strike – 1872 Fire at New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, 146 workers killed.A fire at New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, a disaster that would launch a national movement for safer working conditions – 1911 (Triangle: The Fire that Changed America: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery

Basics and Best Practices for Hybrid Videoconference Meetings (Virtual – from the Winpisinger Center)

Are you interested in taking advantage of the IAM constitutional provisions allowing use of videoconferencing for Local Lodge and District Lodge meetings? If so, join us Wednesday, March 27 for a new virtual program: Basics and Best Practices for Hybrid Videoconference Local Lodge Meetings. The trainings will be held on Wednesday, March 27, at noon and 9 p.m. ET. Each session will run an hour and a half. The program

Living Wages:  Narrowing Wealth Inequality

ILO Reaches Agreement on Living Wages The International Labour Organization, an agency of the United Nations with a mandate to promote decent work around the world by setting international labour standards, reached a milestone agreement on living wages. Experts who studied living wages as a policy tool, agreed that living wages are essential for social and economic justice and equity. Living wages also play a role in reducing poverty and

Local 2797 and Local Lodge 712 winners in IAM Newsletter and Website Awards

Congratulations to IAM lodges who have created outstanding online and print work for the 2021 IAM Communications Contest. Their words, design, and imagery are invaluable tools to keep the membership in tune locally and union-wide. Over the years, the communicators, most of whom are volunteers in local and district lodges, work to capture, inform, and celebrate the work of their peers—communicating the importance of their members’ role in making North

Conservatives (again) show they are against workers!

On 18 March, 2024, the hopes of Manitoba’s workers were once again crushed by the political maneuverings of the Progressive Conservatives. The IAM and Manitoba’s Labour movement rallied together to proudly support the much-anticipated Manitoba NDP Government’s Anti-Scab and Single Step Certification legislation. “However, the PCs have once again chosen to prioritize political gamesmanship over the well-being of the working class. They opted to filibuster the day and effectively quash