June 2019

IAM breaks new ground – organizes car salespeople in B.C.

Thursday June 27, 2019 For Immediate Release   Richmond, BC – For the first time in British Columbia, automotive sales people have been unionized. The IAM has broken new ground by organizing auto dealership sales people at Open Road Lexus of Richmond, they are the newest members of IAM Local Lodge 1857. “If we are to grow this union, sometimes you have to think outside of the box and this

Multi-tasking at Moduline makes things happen!

Penticton, BC – Members of the IAM manufacturer a variety of unique products across North America, perhaps one of the most unique operations we represent is Moduline Homes in Penticton, British Columbia. As the name implies, the homes are modular, you pick the design and our members build it from the floor up. Based on the automotive assembly line principle, houses begin with a floor and everything else is added

Arbitrator boosts wages for IAM Menzies members at Pearson!

Wednesday June 26, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 employed at Menzies Aviation have a new collective agreement with significant wage increases thanks to an arbitration award handed down June 21, 2019. “The union did achieve some major advancement that will absolutely raise the floor for IAM members at Menzies as well as significantly raising the floor for airport workers at

Federal Election 2019

What do you want your Canada to look Like? The federal election is scheduled to take place on or before Monday October 21, 2019, all political parties will have the message that they are the best choice for Canada, and will be looking for your vote. This upcoming election is especially important for working Canadians; our votes can either stop or continue the total the adverse cuts to key social

IAM – Sunwing deal a gem!

Wednesday June 26, 2019   For Immediate Release   Toronto, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 2413 have ratified their first collective agreement with Sunwing and it sets the standard for the industry. “We went into these negotiations knowing Sunwing has had a high attrition rate for Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers for the past decade,” explained IAM Transportation District Lodge 140 General Chairperson Dave Freeman. “We told the company

The Bombardier CRJ – end of an era!

Tuesday June 26, 2019 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Montréal-based Bombardier Inc. has signed a deal to sell its CRJ regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited for $550 million US. The deal stipulates that the Japanese manufacturer take over the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing and sales activities for the je3ts, including services and support facilities in Montréal, Toronto, Bridgeport, West Virginia and Tucson, Arizona. “It’s the

Why Pharmacare?

3.5 million Canadians can’t afford the medication they need. Our video tells the true story of what this meant for one Cambridge, Ontario family. Because of the cost of a pill, Judy and Gary Pope faced an impossible choice: keep their family home, or pay for medication that would prolong Judy’s life. Watch their story, and then add your voice to our call for a universal prescription drug plan for

IAM ratifies first agreement with Airbus!

Monday June 17, 2019 For Immediate Release   Montréal, QC – Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 have ratified their first collective agreement with Airbus (C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership). “Airbus now has labour peace for the next five years and now has the tools to be in a better position to sell the A220,” explained IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. The membership ratified the new agreement by a margin

Machinists ink new deal with Lancaster Technologies

Monday June 17, 2019   For Immediate Release   Fort Erie, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 103 have ratified a new collective agreement with Lancaster Technologies. The multi-year agreement provides wage increases of $1.65 per hour over the life of the agreement. Other agreement highlights include: Inclusion of part-time employees into the bargaining unit Increased pension contributions Inclusion of part-time employees into the pension plan Increased vision care

Machinists ink new deal with Ludachris Hats

Monday June 17, 2019   For Immediate Release   Mount Forest, ON – Members of IAM Local Lodge 1975 have ratified a new collective agreement with Ludachris Hats. The three-year agreement provides wage increases of 2 per cent in the first year and 1.25 per cent in each of the second and third years respectively. Other agreement highlights include: Improved vacation language Improved contract language The 10 members manufacture baseball-style