Machinists Expand with Auto Dealers in the Soo!

Thursday November 27, 2008
For Immediate Release

Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Office staff and shuttle car drivers employed by Maitland Motors Limited are the newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 2332.

“I credit the efforts of Grand Lodge Representative Pat Murphy and the members of the Local Lodge Executive with the addition of these nine people to our membership,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “When you consider that they weren’t getting annual pay increases or pension benefits like their unionized co-workers, their decision to join the union wasn’t that difficult.”

They join 83 other mechanics, body men, painters, car cleaners, parts department staff and office workers employed at five auto dealerships in the city.

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:
Pat Murphy – IAMAW Grand Lodge Representative
416-225-9003/416 579-0773
Bill Trbovich – IAMAW Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext #6331/416-735-9765