Putting Our Aerospace Industry On The Map

IAMAW Releases Major Report In Support of Aerospace Monday February 4, 2019 For Immediate Release Download the PDF Montreal, QC – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW), the largest union in the aerospace sector and the air transportation industry released a major report that emphasizes the urgency of addressing challenges in the aerospace sector. The report highlights critical issues the industry is facing and the union is

BC NDP maintain power with by-election win in Nanaimo!

Nanaimo, BC – The ruling NDP government in British Columbia remains in power thanks to a by-election win by former NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson this week in the riding of Nanaimo. It means Premier John Horgan’s minority government and its Green Party allies will continue to hold 44 seats, to the Liberals’42 with the speaker of the house MLA Daryl Plecas sitting as an independent. Malcolmson captured 49 per cent

Hats off to IAM in apparel arbitration win over Air Canada!

Toronto, ON – A federal arbitrator’s decision today reaffirms the right of IAM members to show their pride in membership of their Union while at work for Air Canada. At issue is Air Canada’s Workwear Standards Book – the grooming standard that is part of a larger Company-wide uniform program. While wearing a company cap is not a mandatory component of the Standard, if an employee chooses to wear a

IAM will unveil Aerospace Report

Montréal, QC – IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall and IAM Québec Coordinator David Chartrand will unveil the IAM’s Aerospace report in Montreal on Monday February 4th. This major report emphasizes the urgency of addressing challenges in the Canadian Aerospace sector. “This industry employs 208,000 Canadians in well-paid stable middle class and family supporting jobs,” said Pickthall. “However up to one third of those workers are eligible to retire

Andrews acclaimed again to New Westminster Labour Council

Burnaby, BC – Janet Andrews of IAM Local Lodge 764 has been acclaimed as Secretary Treasurer of the New Westminster and District Labour Council for a second term. Janet is the first IAM member appointed to a full-time position with the council. “I am honoured to have the support and trust of our delegates and Affiliated Unions for my second term as full time officer of the Labour Council,” said

2018 1AM Newsletter & Website Contest

This is the official announcement of the 2018 1AM Newsletter & Website Contest. It is open to all local and district lodges in good standing, having publications that are regularly distributed or mailed to members and/or maintain regularly-updated 1AM websites. This contest will consider newsletters published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018, and websites operating online during the judging period.

The Value of member engagement!

Toronto, ON – Being a Union political activist takes time, your time, time that could be spent doing other things so if you want change for the better, you’re going to have to dedicate your time. In short, if you don’t like the government you have, put your time where your mouth is and do something about it. Get involved in the political process. “IAM political action committee members know

PharmaCare: Progress for Middle Class Families

#YourBudget Take the survey and share your ideas for Budget 2019 In recent years, many Canadians have expressed concern that their hard work may not be enough to ensure success for themselves, and for their children. The cost of living is a challenge for many Canadians. Growing populations, the rising cost of home ownership, and low supply of affordable rental housing in certain cities make it more challenging for Canadians

DL 250 welcomes its first female Secretary Treasurer

Surrey, BC – Today Cheryl Semonovitch begins a new chapter in her life as the first female Secretary Treasurer of IAM District Lodge 250. She became an IAM member of Local Lodge 1857 in 2007 when she organized the office staff at Collins Manufacturing, a truck body manufacturer in Langley, B.C. “Our shop floor was already part of the IAM and I wanted the same treatment for the office personnel,

The First of Many for IAM Local Lodge 1231

Mississauga, ON – A piece of Canadian Labour history occurred on the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2019 in Streetsville, Ontario, a suburb of Mississauga just west of Metro Toronto. While hockey moms and dads escorted their children into the Vic Johnston Community Center for yet another undertaking of Canada’s national sport, union activists and members trekked into the carnivorous confines of the adjacent Hazel McCallion Hall to hold the