For Immediate Release
Montréal, QC – For the second time in less than two months the IAMAW has expanded its representation in the aerospace industry with a new application for certification for workers of CPS Industries, near Dorval Airport.
On March 1, 2008, IAMAW District 11 signed a service contract with an independent union – Employees Association of CPS Industries. The Stewards and Officers of the Association then participated in training provided by the IAMAW along with our own Local Lodges officers and stewards. Association representatives met several times with IAMAW District 11 Business Representative Pierre Brisebois and President and Directing Business Representative David Chartrand and attended a general membership meeting in preparation for bargaining.
“They have learned about the IAMAW’s democratic way of doing business and professionalism of our District’s staff,” said Chartrand. “The IAMAW’s high level of knowledge of the Aerospace Industry was one of many reasons that convinced the members to join the Machinists.” He added, “We are pleased to welcome these workers into the IAMAW, the Union of choice for Aerospace workers, and I am looking forward to bargaining their new Machinist contract with CPS Industries.” The 70 newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 712 specialize in machining components for the Aerospace industry.
IAMAW, among the largest industrial trade unions in North America, represents more than 700,000 active and retired members, and administers more than 5,000 contracts in transportation, woodworking, aerospace, manufacturing and defense related industries.
For further information:
David Chartrand – IAMAW District 11 President & Directing Business Representative
Pierre Brisebois – IAMAW District 11 Business Representative