Machinists welcome Metal Fabricators!

Tuesday September 23, 2008
For Immediate Release

Toronto, ON – Employees of Blok-Lok Metal Fabrication are the newest members of IAMAW Local Lodge 235.

“It was a short two-week organizing campaign in which the workers made it very clear they wanted better treatment and better wages,” explained IAMAW District 78 Organizer Scott Jackson. “The company tried to talk the employees out of joining our union but the workers were determined to have representation from the Machinists,” added Jackson.

The 15 new members consist of welders, brake press operators and general labourers. They fabricate metal products for the construction industry.

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:
Scott Jackson – IAMAW District 78 Organizer

Bill Trbovich – IAMAW Director of Communications
416-386-1789 ext #6331/416-735-9765