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2018 1AM Newsletter & Website Contest

This is the official announcement of the 2018 1AM Newsletter & Website Contest. It is open to all local and district lodges in good standing, having publications that are regularly distributed or mailed to members and/or maintain regularly-updated 1AM websites. This contest will consider newsletters published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, and websites operating online during the judging period.

PharmaCare: Progress for Middle Class Families

#YourBudget Take the survey and share your ideas for Budget 2019 In recent years, many Canadians have expressed concern that their hard work may not be enough to ensure success for themselves, and for their children. The cost of living is a challenge for many Canadians. Growing populations, the rising cost of home ownership, and low supply of affordable rental housing in certain cities make it more challenging for Canadians

2019 IAM Photography Contest

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM January 18, 2019 Subj: 2019 1AM Photography Contest To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives, and Local Lodge Officers Dear Brothers and Sisters: This is the official announcement of the 2019 1AM Photography Contest. It is open to all 1AM members in good standing. Entries should catch 1AM members at work

Useful Numbers 2019 - by Ivana Saula

PENSIONS                  OLD AGE SECURITY BENEFIT (Monthly, at age 65, January 2019) $ 601.45 (regardless of marital status) Adjusted quarterly to CPI (in January, April, July and October) OAS/GIS can be deferred up to 5 years (to age 70), with an increase of 0.60% for each month of deferral Following increases to CPI, OAS benefit will increase by 0.1% for the January to March 2019 quarter CANADA/QUEBEC PENSION PLAN (2019) Maximum

Make a stand to end modern slavery

25 million people in forced labour. $150 billion in illegal profits. Support the international treaty to help end modern slavery for good. Join 36,031 people who want to help end modern slavery I support ILO’s Protocol on Forced Labour SIGN UP WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE HISTORY The International Labour Organization’s Protocol on Forced Labour could restore hope and freedom to millions of people trapped in modern slavery. But

Take Part in the 2019 IAM Women’s Conference to ‘Unite the Fight’

November 9, 2018 Subj: 2019 Women’s Conference April 3 – 6, 2019 Bally’s Las Vegas To all 1AM Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives , District Lodge Presidents, District Lodge Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Local Lodge Recording Secretaries in the United States and Canada: DOWNLOAD the Registration Form DOWNLOAD the Conference flyer Dear Brothers and Sisters: This will serve as the official call to the IAMAW’s 2019 Women’s Conference. Registration

2019 IAM Communications Conference in Las Vegas

November 2, 2018 Subj:    2019 Communications Conference Las Vegas, Nevada To All District Lodge Presidents and Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Presidents and Recording Secretaries, Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives, TCU Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers DOWNLOAD the poster DOWNLOAD the Registration Form Dear Brothers and Sisters : This is the official call for the 2019 IAM Communications Conference scheduled for Tuesday, June 4 through

ITUC World’s Worst Boss Poll Opens to Public

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Worst Boss in the World ahead of the opening of the 4th ITUC World Congress in Copenhagen. “While there are many CEOs with bad track records, ten men whose companies have a global footprint have been chosen for the 2018 poll due to their abuses of workers’ rights and their activities which undermine the interests of working people,”

ITUC Global Rights Index 2018: Democratic space shrinks and unchecked corporate greed on the rise

Shrinking democratic space for working people and unchecked corporate greed are on the rise according to the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. The number of countries with arbitrary arrests and detention of workers increased from 44 in 2017 to 59 in 2018, and freedom of speech was constrained in 54 countries. 07-06-2018 Human and trade union rights  Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights “Democracy is under attack in

2018 Transport Report - Canada by Carlos DaCosta

This report was presented by Carlos Dacosta at teh District 140 Convention in Halifax in October 2018 In the past 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of assisting Locals and DL 140 by providing information and guidance in dealing with issues within the air transport sector. Here are some highlights for the past year: Air Transport Industry: In the past decade transportation has been making gradual changes and yet it