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New executive officers and stewards ink Newest Charter!

Hollywood, MD – Four interim executive officers and 23 stewards representing homecare workers at Spectrum Healthcare signed a new charter for IAM Local Lodge 1231 during leadership training this week at the IAM W3 Education Centre.

IAM International President Bob Martinez, General Secretary Treasurer Dora Cervantes, IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall and IAM Grand Lodge Representatives Ralph Martin and Scott Jackson witnessed the signing


“We are pleased and privileged to have these new members at our training centre,” said a proud IAM Canadian General Vice President Stan Pickthall. “They’re here to learn how to do their best to represent their membership and our training centre provides the best Union education in the world.”

IAM International President Bob Martinez also took the opportunity to administer the Oath of Office to the new interim executive officers of Local Lodge 1231 and all of the Stewards attending this week.


“I am pleased to announce that the IAM will be creating a new Healthcare department in the near future,” explained Martinez. “This department will represent our many members in the healthcare sector across Canada and the U.S. and we look forward to the full participation of Local Lodge 1231 as this process gets underway.”

IAM International President Bob Martinez met with newly chartered Local Lodge 1231 President Merry St. Bernard at the W3 Centre in Hollywood, Maryland

Health care workers at Spectrum include more than 2,000 Personal Support Workers (PSW’s) and 400 Registered Nurses (RN’s) were organized by the IAM in March of this year. They provide home health care across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).


The new interim executive and stewards of newly chartered IAM Local Lodge 1231