September 29, 2021

Making History: IAM Develops Mentoring Program for Female Leaders

September 14 and 15, 2021 marks an important date in the history of the IAM. Following an announcement by International President, Robert Martinez about plans to launch the Leadership Excellence Assembly of Dedicated Sisters (LEADS,) a program aimed at increasing participation of women in the organization, representatives across the United States and Canada gathered at the Harbor. This is the first time that the organization has focused efforts on developing

Walter Gerlach to play important role in BC Shipbuilding Advisory Committee

For immediate release 23 September, 2021 Victoria, BC – In an effort to jumpstart the British Columbia shipbuilding industry, the government has named a special committee to help develop a long-term shipbuilding strategy to make sure the venerable industry continues to grow. Towards that end, 250 Directing Business Representative (DBR), Walter Gerlach will play an important role in the growth of that industry. Gerlach will represent the views of labour,

Scabs at Ashcroft plant may be health and safety hazard says IAM Rep

Scabs at Ashcroft plant may be health and safety hazard says IAM Rep Locked-out for 73 days, members of IAM Local 692 stay strong 24 September, 2021 For immediate release Ashcroft, B.C. – More than 40 IAM members of Local Lodge 692 have been locked out by their employer, IG Machine and Fibers since 12 July, 2021 – that means they’ve been locked out for 73 days as of today.