July 2018

Gerlach appointed to United Way of Lower Mainland Board

Vancouver, BC – IAM Northwest District 250 Directing Business Representative Walter Gerlach has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. “I’m honoured to be asked to join the board,” said Gerlach. “I’m excited to be part of the new direction of the United Way of the Lower Mainland announced at the recent annual general meeting. Serving the needs of

Machinists ratify new deal with Highland Ford

Wednesday July 11, 2018   For Immediate Release   Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2332 have ratified a new collective agreement with Highland Ford. The multi-year agreement provides wage increases of 2.5 per cent in each year. Other agreement highlights include: 2 per cent increases in pension contributions over the life of the agreement Improved vision care benefits Improved life insurance benefits The 26 members

Giroux assigned to the Canadian Aerospace portfolio

Toronto, ON – IAM Special Representative Neil Giroux has been assigned to the Canadian Aerospace portfolio this week. He replaces Gerald Tremblay who retired July 1st. “I am very pleased that Neil agreed to join the IAM Canada Team as a Special Representative,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “Neil has done an outstanding job for the union in his work with IAM District 11, and I know

Machinists now represent IBEW Business Reps!

Thursday July 5, 2018   For Immediate Release   Sudbury, ON – Business Representatives and Administrative staff of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1687 are now members of IAM Local Lodge 1922. “These new members were looking for job security and turned to the IAM to obtain it,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Organizer Scott Jackson. “Once they got the representation they were after, this group wasted little time

It’s Official, the C-series is now part of Airbus Declaration of the Machinists Union on the takeover of C-Series Limited Partnership by Airbus

Montreal, QC – On this day when Airbus officially becomes the majority partner of C-Series Limited Partnership, the Machinists Union would not want us to forget that it is the workers who are the heart of the aerospace industry. “The takeover of C-Series by Airbus must be considered the end of a chapter and not the end of the story,” said IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand. “This apparatus, which was