This month's membership meetings will be held in Red Deer at the Radisson Hotel on Wednesday December 14th at 5:00pm. Topics included in this meeting are the first reading of Bylaw changes as well as the closure of the COE in Red Deer and the situation this will create for our members. Please attend this meeting if at all possible.

The meeting notice can be downloaded here: click me

It's time once again for the yearly scholarships.

Local 99  has two $999.00 scholarships available for 2016. Any member or immediate family of a member can apply. Send an email with the relevant contact information, proof of enrollment in a post-secondary course and a transcript to scholarship@iamaw99.ca prior to Dec 9, 2016.  The winners will be selected based on transcripts by LL99's  Executive.

We highly encourage any interested parties to get their information to the email address above as past history indicates that the number of applicants is low..

In addition,

The IAMAW Grand Lodge has sent us the 2017 scholarship packages. If any member or child of a member wishes to apply, the rules and applications forms are available by calling 301-967-4708 or are downloadable below...

We have had one of our member's children win this scholarship in the last few years, so we highly encourage anyone who is interested to apply.

 

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