Local Lodge 1863 - Celebrating past members and their community

IAMAW Local 1863 Retirees Club in Goderich, ON gathered to celebrate their working life, their retirement, and their IAM Union. More than 300 people attended the celebratory event, including Mayor Trevor Bazinet. Several IAM District 78 and Grand Lodge staff attended along, with Eric Johnson, DL78 DBR and Ralph Martin, IAM Canadian Chief-of-Staff (including Mona Burke, Kim Valliere, Ken Atterbury and Derek Ferguson). An interesting feature of the gathering was

Numerous improvements to LL2332 contract in The Soo (Prouse Chevrolet)

The 21 members of IAM Union Local 2332 working as auto technicians, apprentices, parts counter, and general garage at Prouse Chevrolet in Sault Ste Marie ratified a new collective agreement this week that saw a first-year wage adjustment and annual increases thereafter. They also saw improvements to vision care, safety boot allowance and enhanced health and safety language. “Chief Steward Chris Machaud made sure that we got across our message

Investment in the A220 program - A decision that will secure jobs until 2035

(Mirabel, Tuesday, July 23) – The joint investment by the Quebec government ($410 million) and Airbus Canada in the A220 program ($1.25 billion) will secure jobs (average salary is $87,500 per year) at the A220 plant in Mirabel until 2035. This is good news for Airbus Canada workers and for Quebec,” says IAMAW Canadian Vice-President David Chartrand. With these investments, we’re protecting good jobs and supporting a highly strategic and

Almost 500 members and another successful BBQ for IAM Local 2323 members!

IAM Local Lodge 2323 pulled off yet another successful annual BBQ for their members and retirees. The event was held in the parking lot of IAM Local 2323 offices, which accommodated everyone who gathered there throughout the day. Almost 500 people attended over the course of the day. There were many events for the members and their families which appealed to all ages. From burgers and hot dogs, accompanied by

Member Appreciation Picnic a huge success for IAM Local 1231

The weather was perfect, the location was ideal, and, by all accounts, the IAM Local 1231 Member Appreciation Picnic in West Deane Park was a huge success! The picnic, held on Saturday, 13 July, in West Deane Park in Etobicoke, ON was attended by around 200 hundred members throughout the day. It featured face-painting, painting magnetised wooden IAM logos, sack races and much more. The Sack Race is always loads

Local 2413 members at SkyCafe ratify new agreement with overwhelming support

On Friday July 5th, the IAM ratified a new 3-year collective agreement for the 122 members of Local 2413 employed with SkyCafe at the Toronto and Ottawa airports. “The IAM Local 2413 Bargaining committee pushed the employer as hard as we could,” said Michael Corrado, IAM District 140 General Chairperson. “We used the conciliation process and strategically timed the release of a survey about our members wage expectations and their

IAM Business Representative John Humphrey election President of the Federal Dockyard Liaison Committee

27 June, 2024 Toronto, ON – On Thursday, 27 June, 2024, morning representatives from international unions across Canada elected John Humphrey, Business representative with IAM District 250 President of the Federal Dockyard Liaison Committee (FDLC). Representatives from international unions, including the Boilermakers, IBEW, Carpenters, Painters, United Association, Operating Engineers, Sheet Metal Workers and the IAM elected Humphrey in Toronto, ON. Humphreys begins his term immediately and replaces Richard MacIntyre, the

250 new Air TransAT workers check into the IAM

Monday, 8 July, 2024 Montreal, QC – Air Transat’s 250 passenger agents, now part of the IAM, stand united with Air Transat’s mechanics and crew schedulers, who are already members of the IAM. Recurring problems with work schedules and training motivated the workers to opt for unionisation.  Support for the IAM was at more than 90%! “Thanks to our team and teamwork, we fully understood the members’ needs and showed

Nearly 300 Lion Workers Join the IAM: "The Employer Tried Everything to Prevent This Group of Workers from Joining Our Union”

28 June, 2024 Montreal, QC – Nearly 300 workers at Lion Electric have successfully unionized, despite strong opposition from the employer. The IAM in Canada is pleased to welcome these new members, who faced significant challenges during their organizing efforts. The workers assemble electric buses and trucks in Saint-Jérôme, QC. In mid-April, 2024, the IAM filed for certification with the Quebec Labour Board after a three-year campaign by the IAM.

IAM Member nominated for award on Airport Workers Day at YYZ

It was a special day for IAM member Obo Hassan, as he was nominated and recognised for his achievements and contributions to the Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) community. “Obo Hassan is our Health and Safety Co-chair for AAS Canada and is a leader in his workplace” said a proud Dan Janssen, IAM District Lodge 140 General Chairperson. “Obo is passionate about health and safety and making the lives of his