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On June 4th 2024, Josh was involved in a motor vehicle collision that tragically took his life. While we grieve the loss of Josh and the vibrant energy he brought into every room, we wish to honor his memory and support his family in the coming days. Particularly, we want to send our love and support to Josh’s pride and joy, his two boys, Sawyer and Hudson.
Though there are no words that could ever heal the pain his family, friends, and coworkers feel, we hope this will provide a space to leave well wishes for the family.

Dear Members of the IAMAW,

I hope this message finds you safe and well. As you are all aware, Alberta is currently facing significant challenges due to wildfires ravaging parts of our province. In times like these, it's crucial for us to come together as a community to support one another.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) stands in solidarity with our members and their families who have been, or may be, affected by these devastating wildfires. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted, and we want to assure you that we are here to aid and support in any way we can.

To assist our members during this difficult time, I want to bring your attention to several resources available for disaster relief and recovery support (including but not limited to):

    1. Municipal Wildfire Assistance Program: (
    2. Disaster Financial Assistance and Recovery Support: 
    3. Alberta Emergencies Registration:
    4. IAMAW Disaster Relief Brochure:
    5. IAMAW Disaster Relief Guide for Canadian Territory


These resources offer valuable information and assistance for those in need. Whether it's financial aid, recovery support, or guidance on navigating through this challenging time, please know that help is available.

Additionally, if you require further assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to our union representatives (the Stewards, Executive Board Members or Business Representatives). We are here to support you and will do everything we can to help you and your families recover from this crisis.

Let us stand together as a strong and resilient community, supporting one another through these challenging times. Our union is a family, and we will get through this together.

In solidarity,

District Lodge 14 Staff and Executive Board Members,

Local Lodge 99 , 1722 , 2583 Executive Board Members

To all Local Lodge 99 members:

After a lengthy process the Election of your Local 99 Officers has been completed. I'd like to finally announce all the names of your 2024 - 2027 Executive Board:

  • President: Wade Zenchyson
  • Vice President: Keenan Gilker
  • Secretary Treasurer: Jeremy Brydges
  • Recording Secretary: Kyle Murphy
  • Conductor Sentinel: Scott Sylvester
  • Kal Tire Trustee: Devon Spenser
  • Weldco Trustee: Dustin Hardy
  • Finning Main Trustee: Shawn Plouffe
  • Finning D50 Trustee: Alejandra Rodrigez

As President I’d like to personally thank Mark Meldrum, Brad LaBerge, Trent Demanchuk and Paul Chandler for their time as officers of Local Lodge 99. Just a friendly reminder that the Executive will be in Fort McMurray for the membership Meeting on March 13th, 7:30pm at the Best Western Plus Sawridge Suites, 410 Taiga Nova Crescent.

LL99 President, Wade Zenchyson

To all members:

I’m sure you all are curious to know the results of the Local 99 Election. I’m sorry to say that after issues with the absentee ballot we will be performing another complete mailout of absentee ballots to the membership. Below is a brief explanation of what transpired and what we will do to rectify the situation:

After reviewing the proofs of both the envelopes and ballots, they were mailed out to the membership on October 25th . On November 9th it was brought to our attention that the address on the return envelope was wrong (a clerical error made after the proofs had been reviewed):

107, 10741 -178st, T5S-1R5 Edmonton Alberta

instead of:

107, 10471-178st, T5S-1R5 Edmonton Alberta

We contacted both the printing company and Canada Post to see what could be done, Canada Post pointed out that the bad 107, 10741-178st address didn’t exist and that they would do their best to catch the return envelopes and have them sent to the printing company if they did not make it to our 10471-178st address. Yesterday our tellers were sorting out the returned envelopes and we had received an abnormally low return of those envelopes. ...continue reading