The group contacted organizer, Kyle Franzen, out of District 14, this was due to one of the employee’s previous histories working for Air Canada. Kevin Timms, of District 140 relayed the contact information to Kyle, and the process began.
A first agreement was bargained and ratified in early November, which established consistent pay raises and rights in the workplace. The new members will be part of Local Lodge 1722.
Kyle Franzen, “The IAM sets the example by bringing past experiences into a new workplace. Together, the issues that drove the group to organize was to tackle issues of wage inequality, work-life balance, and to seek structural stability. ‘United, we aimed for a more balanced and equitable future, grounded in our shared experiences.’ Drawing on our collective wisdom, we pave the way for positive change and contribute to a better work environment.”
This Daikin group is based out of Calgary, Alberta and performs HVAC supply and receiving duties to contractors in the area. Daikin is a global leader in the HVAC&R industry, with locations around the world.
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