Tuesday March 27, 2018
For Immediate Release
Victoria, B.C. – IAM District Lodge 250 has expanded its automotive membership with an organizing victory at BMW Victoria, part of the Gain Auto Group.
“This employer ran a very significant anti-union campaign and these workers refused to swallow it,” explained IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative Walter Gerlach. “I admire these people for standing up for change in their workplace rather than leave and go somewhere else. This organizing campaign was also a great opportunity to mentor IAM District Lodge 250 Business Representative John Humphrey in the art of automotive organizing.”
The 20 new members of IAM Local Lodge 456 consist of mechanics, parts personnel and service writers. IAM District Lodge 250 represents workers at over thirty automotive dealerships in British Columbia including more than a dozen on Vancouver Island. Across Canada, the IAM represents more than 1600 workers in auto dealerships in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
For further information:
Walter Gerlach – IAM District Lodge 250 Directing Business Representative
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #31/416-735-9765