May 15, 2024

15 May, 1919 – The IAM and the Winnipeg General Strike

For six weeks, 15 May to 26 June, 1919, more than 30,000 workers shut down the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Robert Boyd (R. B.) Russell and Peter Herenchuk, Machinist Union activists from Local Lodge 122 were strike leaders. The strike produced the worst repressive measures taken to that time against trade unionists. Arrests and killings eventually ended the strike but moved the labour movement into the field of political action.

IAM District 14 welcomes Steve Luba as new Business Representative

Steve Luba was elected Business Representative for IAM District 14 in Edmonton in April 2024. Steve became a member of IAM Local 99 when he started working at Finning Cat in 2006. A lifelong Edmonton native, Luba completed the Industrial Heavy Equipment Technology program (IHET) program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and has been a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician (HET) for almost 25 years. He has been a