Machinists’ News

IAMs Kleinsteuber part of Alberta Orange Wave

History was made in Alberta last night – and the Machinists Union is proud to have played a part. The Alberta New Democratic Party (NDP) won a landslide victory sweeping away the ruling Conservatives after 44 years in power in an “Orange Wave.” Orange is the colour of the NDP.   Jamie Kleinsteuber, 38 years old, a member IAM Local Lodge 1681 was elected in the constituency of Calgary-Northern Hills

Kleinsteuber de l’AIM élu dans la foulée de la vague orange en Alberta

Une page d’histoire s’est écrite hier soir en Alberta, et le syndicat des Machinistes est fier d’y avoir joué un rôle. Poussé par une « vague orange », le Nouveau Parti démocratique (NPD) de l’Alberta a remporté une victoire écrasante contre les conservateurs, qui étaient au pouvoir sans interruption depuis 44 ans. L’orange est la couleur du NPD.   Jamie Kleinsteuber, âgé de 38 ans et membre de la section

Local Lodge 692 honours Len Ashdown

Surrey B.C. – Sixty years is a long time for an association with one organization, but Len Ashdown of Osoyoos, BC, has become something of a fixture at local and district lodge meetings. This week he was honoured by his district and his local lodge. He was presented with his 60 year pin by Donna Pickthall of IAM District Lodge 250. Len is a member of IAM Local Lodge 692

Machinists picket Hudbay Mining in Manitoba

Flin Flon, MB – The strike by members of IAM Local Lodge 1848 against Hudson Bay Mining (HUDBAY) entered day four and the picket lines are having an impact at operations in Flin Flon and Snow Lake, Manitoba. “We have imposed a five minute delay protocol at the entrances to the operations and the police have been very satisfied with the conduct of a picket line,” explained IAM Grand Lodge

Picket Lines are up –The strike is on!

Flin Flon, MB – The 180 members of IAM Local Lodge 1848 set up picket lines at noon Saturday, May 2, 2015 at entrances to the Hudbay operations in Flin Flon and Snow Lake, Manitoba.   “The traffic line stretches back well over a kilometer from our picket line,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ian Morland. “We’re enforcing a five minute protocol at both locations and the police are fine

Federal Budget 2015: Not the economic stimulus we needed

The Canadian Labour Congress says the federal budget does not deliver the economic stimulus Canadians needed to feel better about their future. “As expected, this is a pre-election budget, with lots of little gifts aimed at fending off critics and buying votes from certain constituencies,” said CLC president Hassan Yussuff. “It does not launch the economic stimulus Canadians need to feel better about their future,” he added. Yussuff pointed out

Savoie Appointed Grand Lodge Auditor

Robert Savoie   IAM General Secretary-Treasurer Robert Roach, Jr. has appointed Canadian Special Representative Robert Savoie to serve as Grand Lodge Auditor. Savoie will assume his new position on April 1, 2015 and will fill the vacancy created by Grand Lodge Auditor Leo Gulliani who is retiring at the end of April after 30 years of steadfast service.   A former District Lodge 140 Organizer, Savoie began his career in

Local 2323 members win 3 awards at the 1st GTAA “Eye on Safety” Ceremony

Monday March 9, 2015   Pictured left to right: IAM LL2323 members John Ponciano, Vernon Roberts, Miguel Reid, Dan Janssen, Sally Crowther, Alan Lamont and Coby Budgell.   Toronto, ON – The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Eye on Safety ceremony was held for the very first time on March 6th, 2015. The event brought together representatives from all areas of the airport, including company executives, managers, and frontline workers.

Val Bourgeois Passes at age 84

Tuesday March 10, 2015 Ottawa, On – Val Bourgeois, the first IAM Canadian General Vice President to be elected by Canadian members, has passed away at the age of 84. Bourgeois served two terms as Canadian General Vice President, first elected in 1985 and then again in 1989.    Bourgeois first joined the IAM with Local Lodge 594 in Moncton, New Brunswick, his home town, in 1952 as an apprentice