Machinists’ News

IAM Canada delegates active at ITF Singapore Congress

Singapore – The largest ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) Congress is underway in Singapore this week and the IAM is among the participants from 600 unions representing more than 19 million members from 140 countries. This congress is the biggest to date with over 2,000 participants. The civil aviation conference at the ITF congress talked about the global aviation industry with an affiliate-led outlook. “The conference opened with a research

2019 IAM Transportation Conference, Las Vegas, NV

September 26, 2018 TO ALL IAM DISTRICT LODGE PRESIDENT/ DIRECTING GENERAL CHAIRMEN, GENERAL CHAIRPERSONS, AND LOCAL LODGE RECORDING SECRETARIES IN DISTRICT 140 Dear Sisters and Brothers: This will serve as the call letter of the 2019 IAM Transportation Conference. The 2019 Conference will be held at Paris Las Vegas, located at 3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 commencing at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 through

Canada's 2nd most attractive aerospace manufacturing destination in the world

Montreal, QC –Price Waterhouse Coopers’ latest report on the aerospace manufacturing sector estimates that Canada is the second best place in the world to implement this type of industry. Only the United States leads Canada ahead of countries like Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Last year, Canada finished 5th. The Machinists’ Union sees this as a sign of the quality of the work done by the workers

Francois Legault’s CAQ sweep to power as Anglophones stay home!

Québec City, QC – Coalition Avenir Québec – CAQ – won a majority government Monday night as incumbent Liberals and Partis Québécois faced historic losses in the provincial election. “The election results were disappointing to say the least,” said IAM Québec coordinator David Chartrand. “This was the party who was farthest from our values but democracy has spoken.” The CAQ stormed to a majority thanks to strong support from the

IAM District Lodge 11 swings to support maman Dion Foundation

Montréal, QC – The day was chilly but the fund raising results warmed the hearts of more than 200 participants in the IAM District 11 maman Dion Foundation annual charity golf tournament. “The IAM stands on two major principles – Justice on the Job and Service to the Community,” said IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “This gathering is an illustration of the commitment and passion of our IAM

New trade deal with new name!

Washington, DC – We have a tentative new trade deal with a new name, NAFTA is gone, to be replaced by the USMCA or United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. To get this new deal, it appears Canada has given away the farm! America has a chronic problem of over production of its milk products and our supply management system restricted Americans from dumping their surplus here. Under the deal American dairy farmers

Communicating Global Solidarity

What we all need now is #GlobalSolidarity! That was the message and the theme of the IndustriALL North American Communications Forum held at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Center for Education and Technology on 24-26 September, 2018.    Representatives from the United Steelworkers, Boilermakers, United Auto Workers, MoveUp, the Mexican Mineworkers and Metalworkers, Utility Workers’ Union of America and the IAM actively participated in the 2 ½ day conference, information-sharing

Blaikie introduces private members bill for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Workers

Ottawa, ON – New Democrat MP Daniel Blaikie presented his new private members’ push to protect the pensions of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories employees — and specifically, to ensure that those workers remain within the public service plan despite the decision by the previous Conservative government to privatize the facility. This affects more than three thousand unionized workers including more than sixty IAM members at facilities in Chalk River, Ontario and Pinawa, Manitoba… Share/PartagezFacebookTwitterPrintemail

Cambridge workers celebrate 50th anniversary of first contract!

Cambridge, ON – It has had three corporate employers and merged with other IAM Local Lodges but one thing has remained constant, only one Union – The IAM. Last week, Local 2330, now part of IAM Local Lodge 103 turned to its past to celebrate its first collective agreement signed 50 years ago. It began on May 5, 1968 when IAM Local Lodge 2330 signed its first collective agreement with

New Research Director hits the ground running

Toronto, ON – As the new IAM Canadian Research Director, Ivana Saula, hasn’t had much time to catch her breath. She officially started her new job on September 1, 2018 and began with back to back assignments – the PAC symposium and the IAM 2018 Aerospace Conference.  “I’m still absorbing things but I’m impressed with how militant and strong this union is,” she explained after her first two weeks on