Machinists’ News

Artificial Intelligence Workers in Chicago Move to Join IAM Union

8 February, 2024 CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2024 – A majority of lab workers at a downtown Chicago artificial intelligence biotech lab have filed to join the IAM Union. A group of 400 Tempus AI lab workers who use AI to research diseased cells filed with the regional National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to join the IAM Union (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers). Lab workers are seeking

Celebrating Black History: IAM Spotlights Vivianne Simon

The IAM Human Rights Department has taken on its own identity within the IAM, with the sole purpose of advancing equality and justice.  This February, the IAM Human Rights Department is featuring accomplished IAM members of the Black community in celebration of Black History Month.  IAM members being honored for Black History Month are among the many trailblazers in our union. Vivianne SimonNominated by: IAM Canadian Territory In an historic moment on

Local Lodge 1848 in Flin Flon, MB – continuing Service to the Community #IAMAW

LL1848 continues its excellent work this week. Local newspaper, The Flin Flon Reminder highlighted the local’s “Quality of Life” donations made to two Personal Care Homes. These workers are the Trades workers for HUDBAY Gold Mine. Pictured is President Rene Beauchamp, making the donations. “IAM Local 1848 recently donated some quality-of-life items to two area care homes. Local President Rene Beauchamp presented a new bingo machine to the Northern Lights

New and improved contract for LL901 members at OCCU #iamaw

IAM Union members of Local 901, working at Oshawa Community Credit Union ratified a new three-year collective agreement. The agreement means a 11.25% wage increase over three years, along with service recognition wage uplifts for several members. Other highlights included an additional holiday and increases to the dental plan. “Committee members Lori Hunsley and Samantha Harrison did a great job representing the members in this round of negotiations. I would

LL2707 member Daniel Bona wins Commemorative Coins

#iamaw We are delighted to share the exciting news that Daniel Bona, a member of IAM Local Lodge 2707, has emerged as one of the winners of a set of IAM Commemorative coins in a draw conducted on December 13, 2023. Daniel, who works in the position of Die Corrector, expressed his deep appreciation for the well-designed commemorative pieces. Daniel has worked at Kromet International in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, for

February is Black History Month - Digital Toolkit

The theme for Black History Month 2024 is Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build. Join us back here in February to check out our digital toolkit and more. Every February, people across Canada participate in Black History Month events and festivities that honour the legacy of Black people in Canada and their communities. The 2023 theme for Black History Month is: “Ours to tell”. This theme represents

New Members at LL2332 Ratify First Contract with Northside Toyota

29 January, 2024 Sault Ste Marie, ON – In an important step, the 15 detailers and valets at Northside Toyota have successfully ratified their inaugural contract after voting to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) late last year. The agreement represents a significant step forward for the Northside Toyota workforce, providing them with improved working conditions and remuneration. Motivated by the annual wage increases and enhanced

LL412 Members at AstenJohnson Secure Mid-Contract Savings and Wage Increases

[Kanata, ON] In a move to address the escalating costs of living, shop stewards and union leadership at IAM Local Lodge 412 (LL412) initiated discussions with the employer in July 2022. Faced with significant increases in living expenses, the decision was made to proactively approach the company mid-contract to seek necessary adjustments. Following extensive consultations with shop stewards, a comprehensive proposal was developed, focusing on wage and benefit increases. This

IAM Committee on the Future Presents Membership’s Ideas to Executive Council

The voices of IAM members continue to be heard at the highest levels of the IAM. This week, the IAM’s Committee on the Future presented its findings to the IAM Executive Council at the Winpisinger Center. The meeting came after the committee conducted more than 50 listening sessions with members across North America. “We are extremely grateful for the Committee on the Future and every member who participated in this

LL1295 members at Courtyard Marriott in Brampton ratify new contract

Last week IAM Local 1295 members, that provide the housekeeping and maintenance services at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Brampton ratified a new 4-year contract. “An immediate wage adjustment, annual wage increases and an additional paid holiday for part-time employees are some of the highlights,” said IAM District 78 Union Representative Vivianne Simon. Vivianne further said that, “negotiations committee members Maritza and Pamela held the membership together”,  Courtyard by Marriott