August 2017

UFCW Clerical ratify new agreement

Thursday August 24, 2017 For Immediate Release Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1922, representing clerical workers at UFCW offices in Toronto and Montreal, have ratified a new collective agreement. The three-year agreement, retroactive to April 1, 2017, provides wage increases in each year. Other agreement high lights include: Improved RRSP contributions Improved Health care benefits Reinstatement of contract language for alternate summer work schedules The IAM also

Machinists ratify first agreement with Kal Tire

Wednesday August 30, 2017  For Immediate Release   Fort Frances, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified their first collective agreement with Kal Tire. The IAM organized the group in February 2017. “This is a unique situation because there is no central bricks and mortar building, rather these tire technicians go right to the job site – the New Gold Rainy River mine 65 kilometers northwest of

NAFTA #2: establishing a new Trade Policy that benefit working People

The IAM welcomes the renegotiation of NAFTA. It is the opportunity to protect Canadian jobs and public services. For one, the current federal government is including union and Labour stakeholders in the renegotiation process. IAM Chief of Staff Gord Falconer and Research Director for Canada Aurélie Sarrabezolles took part in the first meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Labour on August 15 in Toronto. It was the

Boart Longyear ratifies with Machinists

Wednesday August 30, 2017 For Immediate Release North Bay, ON – “It took thirty years but the members of IAM Local Lodge 2412 at Boart Longyear finally have a paid lunch break,” said a pleased IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin. “It may sound rather odd, most people take a paid lunch for granted but it was a big win for these members,” added Martin. The paid lunch was just

IAM District 11 Golf Tournament scores big for Dion Foundation

La Chute, QC – One hundred seventy-seven golfers took to the fairways of Golf La Chute over the weekend in the IAM District 11 golf tournament on behalf of the Foundation Maman Dion. “This tournament keeps growing every year and this time we filled the two 18-hole courses in La Chute to near capacity,” explained IAM Québec Coordinator Dave Chartrand. “This year we raised over $46,000 from the tournament and

IAM Strike at Lakehead Motors is over!

Monday August 21, 2017   For Immediate Release   Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 are back on the job today ending a 16 day strike following the ratification of a new agreement late Thursday. “We held a special general membership meeting Thursday night to vote on a tentative agreement and it was ratified by a margin of 84 per cent,” said IAM Local Lodge 1120

Machinists ratify new deal with Dominion Motors

Monday August 21, 2017 For Immediate Release   Thunder Bay, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1120 have ratified a new collective agreement with Dominion Motors, becoming the fourth dealership in the city to sign a new agreement with the IAM. The three-year agreement provides Mechanics, Body men and Painters under Schedule A classification with wage increases of 2.5 per cent in the first year, 2.5 per cent in

Machinists ink new deal with Richmond Honda

Monday August 21, 2017 For Immediate Release   Richmond, B.C. – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1857 have a new collective agreement with Richmond Honda. The multi-year agreement was ratified by a 91 per cent margin. The agreement provides wages increases of 2 per cent in first, second and third years respectively and 1.75 in the fourth year. Other agreement highlights include: A $500 lump sum signing bonus A new

Toronto Airport Security Screeners meet Pickthall

Toronto, ON – Since becoming Canadian GVP in May of 2016, Stan Pickthall has invested a lot of his time meeting with IAM Canadian members in their workplaces across the country. In early August, he met with members of IAM Local Lodge 2921 who are employed as Security Screeners at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. “This is a dynamic and diverse membership we have with the screeners and I’ve known some

IAM Statement on Department of Labor-Supervised Rerun of Election

Responding to the U.S. Department of Labor, the IAM has agreed to a DOL-supervised rerun of the 2017 Grand Lodge elections for International Union officer positions, including International President, General Secretary-Treasurer and seven U.S. General Vice Presidents. The election excludes the Canadian General Vice President position. The DOL struck down the IAM members’ convention action requiring that candidates for Grand Lodge office show a minimal 10 percent level of support