March 2023

Effective Advocacy: the IAM 2023 Political Action Symposium

80 Canadians gathered at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center (W3 Center) from all parts of Canada to learn and practice how to advocate on behalf on their members and the sectors they work in. The three-day session opened with Winpisinger Centre Director Mary McHugh welcoming participants and W3 Centre Education Representative Matt Pyne going over some of the protocols. Pyne was also the resource person for the

2023 IAM Photography Contest

Attention all IAM members who enjoy taking photos. The 2023 IAM Photography contest is now open, so get out your cameras or smartphones and start snapping some pics of your Union sisters and brothers. The official call letter and entry forms can be found here. Submit your pictures of IAM members in their workplace, union function, or performing community service for a chance to win a cash prize and have

IAM Unity and Growth Conference

Get the official call letter, registration, and hotel booking information in English or French. February 28, 2023 Subject: CORRECTED IAM Unity and Growth Conference “Building Our Future Sector by Sector” August 20-24, 2023 San Diego, California To: All Directing Business Representatives, Business Representatives, District and Local Lodge Presidents, Secretary-Treasurers, and Recording Secretaries in North America Dear Brothers, Sisters and Siblings: The 2023 IAM Unity and Growth Conference, “Building Our Future Sector by Sector,” will

IAM District 78 delegates help shatter another glass ceiling

9 March, 2023 For immediate release Toronto, ON – International Women’s Day was celebrated in a special way at IAM District 78 last night. On 9 March, in the offices of the IAM District Lodge 78, history was made. Vivianne Simon, a member of IAM Local 1295, was acclaimed to the position of Business Representative (BR), becoming the first woman of colour to hold this position in Canada and only the

Swinging Pendulum: women and human rights in 2023

On this International Women’s Day, as we celebrate accomplishments of the past, and trailblazers who made them possible, we also take stock of persisting challenges women continue to face in Canada, and around the world, which are numerous, so this is by no means an exhaustive list. Femicide may not be a word you’ve heard often, nor one you’ve heard associated with Canada, but for decades, Canada’s inaction on violence