Written by Matt Barnable
Convention began on Sunday, September 4 to the singing of both U.S. and Canada National anthems. Delegates, guests and staff stood in solidarity and pride in what would surely be a historic convention. Guest speakers were brought in throughout the week to speak on a variety of labour, social and political issues. Speakers such as Richard Trumka president of the AFL-CIO and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel stood before us, and yes even presidential candidate Hilary Clinton sent a video message to the machinists. The first thing to notice was the scope of the event and the sheer amount of people. ...continue reading
Congratulations to Kevin Clark, who was the successful candidate for another term as business representative for IAMAW DL 14 and LL99.
It is with great sadness that we have to post the passing of Wes Lastiwka. The family has asked to have the details for the Memorial service posted for our members to access.
The service will take place Saturday September 10 at 10am at St. Pokrova church in Edwand. The church is 10 minutes east of Smoky Lake. Turn north on Range road 162 off highway 28.
The link to the google map showing the locations can be found here: click me
The Finning group has ratified their collective agreement with just over 64% of the membership voting in favor of the memorandum presented by the bargaining committee. The effective date of ratification will be August 25.
We have received several requests for absentee ballots. We do urge members to attend the rollout meetings at the various branches in Alberta and the NWT, however we do understand that some members will not be able to get to these meetings.
In order to receive an absentee ballot, you will need to fill out the form below in order to get a ballot mailed to you. In light of the pending Canada Post Labour dispute, we are urging anyone taking an absentee ballot to get that ballot filled out and back in the mail immediately.
Please take the time to look at the PDF of the PowerPoint below prior to voting:
Here is a PDF of the Rollout presentation (updated July 21): click me
Absentee Balloting has been closed. Thank you for your participation