W3 Center re-opens August 1 – Canadians can still learn online

W3 Center re-opens August 1 - Canadians can still learn online

To all Canadian members of the IAM

The Machinists Union is proud to announce the return of in-person learning at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3 Center) in Hollywood, MD beginning August 1, 2021. All education was suspended since March 2020 for the safety of members and for staff.

“Education of officers, members and staff has always been an imperative focus of the Machinists Union, and nowhere does it better than the William W. Winpisinger Center,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “Their health is the priority and we will go above and beyond to ensure a safe learning environment for participants and staff. Our union has excelled for 133 years by adjusting to changing conditions, and this is no different. We are all excited to welcome members back to the Winpisinger Center.”

Stan Pickthall, Canadian General Vice-President said that Canadians would not be obliged to attend in-person classes due to safety considerations. “While we support the re-opening of the W3 Center, we also understand why our members may be nervous about travelling cross-border. We have ensured that all Canadians can take advantage of online classes through the Center.”

IAM Canada hopes that we can all safely resume courses at the W3 Center very soon and that we are able to do so in the safest way possible.