March 10, 2021

Machinists Union to Conduct Grand Lodge Officer Election on April 24

The IAM will hold an election for General Secretary-Treasurer on Saturday, April 24, 2021. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote either in person or absentee. VOTE ABSENTEE It is critical that members are aware of their right to request an absentee ballot and the process for doing so. Note that it IS permissible for members to request and vote by absentee ballot if they have safety concerns

Local 103 members at Cedarcroft ratify two-year agreement

A two-year agreement was recently ratified at Cedarcroft Place. This agreement provides wage increases each year of the agreement, increased vacation entitlement and improved sick and pandemic pay language. Special thank you to the committee for all their hard work. “Our IAM members have worked hard through this pandemic with dedication and self-sacrifice,” said Kim Valliere, District 78 Directing Business Representative. The 56 members consist of Registered Professional Nurses, UCP’S,

First Contract for new IAM members at OECTA

Late last week the administrative staff at the English Catholic Teachers Association-Toronto Secondary Unit, ratified their first collective agreement. “This was a small group of workers who believed in the benefit of belonging to a Union”, stated District 78 Representative Kim Valliere. “Management fully accepted the right of these workers to be in a Union, and both sides treated each other respectfully throughout the negotiations process,” stated IAM Organizer Scott

The future of the aerospace industry in the hands of the federal government - Chartrand

For immediate release Montreal March 9th, 2021 – After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian aerospace industry is in serious trouble and may not survive without federal intervention. Called to testify before the Industry, Science and Technology Committee, the IAMAW called for a short-term assistance plan to help the aerospace industry recover quickly from the crisis and the implementation of a long-term pan-Canadian aerospace policy. “We are talking

IWD 2021 - Juana Belén Gutiérrez Chavez (later de Mendoza) – Mexico

Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women