Machinists’ News

Cappadocia’s Presidential Reign Ends After 40 Years

Retiring LL2468 President Lee Cappadocia (left) is congratulated on his retirement as Local President after 40 years' service.   Montréal, QC – When the gavel comes down to open the January 2015 meeting of IAM Local Lodge 2468 it will mark the end of an era. For the first time in 40 years, Lee Cappadocia will not be chairing the meeting as president of the Rolls Royce office employees Local

2014 IAM Newsletter & Website Contest

3 October, 2014   Subj:  2014 IAM Newsletter & Website Contest     To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers   Dear Brothers and Sisters:   This is the official announcement of the 2014 IAM Newsletter & Website Contest.  It is open to all local and district lodges in good standing

Mitchell’s Memory Lives on at the Harbor!

From left to right, GLR Scott Jackson looks on as DL 78 Secretary Treasurer Mona Burke and DL 78 DBR Ralph Martin unveil the plaque and card table honouring former DL 78 DBR brother Paul Mitchell. Hollywood MD – It’s not often that a trade unionist is given the moniker ‘a cornerstone of his union’, but the late Paul Mitchell was that and so much more. So it was only

Enter the IAM photo contest!

Members of the IAM are a diverse lot. You come from different geographic locations, represent a rainbow of ethnicities and national origins, and speak different languages. You work in a vast array of occupations, work hard to earn your paycheque and you’re good at what you do. YOU are the IAM! To celebrate the working men and women of the IAM, each year we like to showcase your skills in

Inscrivez-vous au concours de photos de l’AIM!

Les membres de I’AIM forment un groupe diversifié. Nous provenons de différents endroits géographiques, représentons un arc-en-ciel d’origines ethniques et nationales et parlons même une pléthore de langues différentes. Vous œuvrez dans nombre de domaines, travaillez fort pour gagner votre salaire et êtes bons dans ce que vous faites. VOUS êtes membres de I’AIM! Chaque année, le syndicat rend hommage à des travailleuses et travailleurs dans son Calendrier de l’AlM.

Bombardier North Bay: Building on Success

With a solid reputation for on-time and on-budget delivery, Bombardier's North Bay facility has expanded its capabilities. This video shows how members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2412 expanded their expertise with an entirely new type of aircraft.  

ORPP: Does it deserve the applause?

By Louis Erlichman IAM Research Director for Canada After winning a majority in the recent Ontario election, the Liberal Government has re-introduced the budget which had been rejected by the opposition parties and precipitated the election. A centerpiece of the budget is the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), a publicly-run Ontario pension plan to supplement the existing national public plans, to start in 2017. The Ontario Liberals, along with almost

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IAM Journal now available via web, smartphone and email

IAM members in Canada have a new way to stay in touch with their union, through the new, interactive edition of the IAM Journal, now available via computer, smartphone or tablet. The new Journal is available to anyone with an internet connection, works on any brand of smartphone or tablet, and requires no app download through the online stores of the various brands. Members can also sign up to get