A New Local Lodge and New Leaders for the IAM in Canada

The Machinists Union recently welcomed more than 2,400 new members, as Local Lodge 1231 was chartered to represent Personal Service Workers in the Toronto area. A group of new leaders took part in the Leadership I program at the IAM’s William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center. The post A New Local Lodge and New … Read more A New Local Lodge and New Leaders for the IAM in Canada

IAM Charters New Local for 2,400 Canadian Healthcare Workers

IAM International President Bob Martinez meets with newly chartered Local Lodge 1231 President Merry St. Bernard. Four interim executive officers and 23 stewards attending leadership training class this week took part in a historic event by signing the new charter for IAM Local Lodge 1231 at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in … Read more IAM Charters New Local for 2,400 Canadian Healthcare Workers

U.S., Canadian Machinists are United on Trade

The Machinists Union is raising strong concerns regarding the recently announced direction of the Administration’s trade policy. “Criticizing Canada’s trade practices does not contribute to improving the lives of our members, who have been so devastated by a trade agenda that favors corporations over workers,” said IAM International President Bob Martinez. “The Administration should be … Read more U.S., Canadian Machinists are United on Trade

Machinists Win Labor Mobility in Airbus Reciprocity Agreement

Members of IAM Local Lodge 712 voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new reciprocity agreement on Sunday, as their employer Bombardier, and Airbus, work toward finalizing their partnership to produce the C Series aircraft. The new agreement ensures that workers who switch from Bombardier to the future partnership, and vice-versa, will not lose their pensions … Read more Machinists Win Labor Mobility in Airbus Reciprocity Agreement

Toronto Airport Screeners Prepare for Contract Negotiations

The IAM Local 2921 negotiating committee for members employed by Garda at Toronto’s three passenger airports completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the Winpisinger Center. The Toronto Local 2921 Negotiating Committee for Garda security screeners completed the Negotiation Preparation for Bargaining Committees program at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center, … Read more Toronto Airport Screeners Prepare for Contract Negotiations

Ontario Hotel Workers Join IAM, Make Gains

Tired of scheduling problems and favoritism, 29 hospitality employees at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Mississauga, Ontario have voted to join the IAM. “Scheduling, respect for seniority and continual favoritism by management were the key issues in this organizing drive,” explained IAM District 78 Organizer Roy Bhansingh. “These workers saw the improvements the IAM … Read more Ontario Hotel Workers Join IAM, Make Gains