Edmonton, AB – It is our sad duty to inform you that Brother Jim Patterson, Business Representative and Organiser for IAM District 14 passed away tragically this past weekend.

Jim had an incident with the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was in. We will share more details as we have them.

“His family and his job were of great importance to him,” said Kevin Clark, Directing Business Representative of DL14 in Edmonton. “It is a tragic loss to our IAM Family and we will have to process this loss. I know his family is grieving and I ask that everyone give them the time and the space to deal with his loss. We will share more information as we have it and will help the family as much as they will allow.”

LL99 President, Wade Zenchyson was similarly thunderstruck. “I’m in complete disbelief. Jim was such a presence in our local, in our union and in our lives. It’s a huge loss,” he said.

Jim Patterson leaves behind a wife, a daughter and a son. Our thoughts are with them in this most difficult time.

We will share more details as we have them.

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Local 99 Executive is announcing the 2nd competition for two $999 scholarships. Deadline for applications will be September 30th, 2021. Applicants must be a Local 99 member or an immediate family member. Applicants can send an email with their contact information, proof of enrollment in a post-secondary course and transcripts to LL99executive@iamaw99.ca
Winners will be announced after October’s Executive meeting.

Kal Tire Bargaining
On Monday August 16th our committee met with Kal Tire and the Mediator. This was our first session of bargaining after the rejection of the memorandum. We have made it clear what the members want in order to get a deal ratified based on what you told us through your survey answers. We had productive discussions throughout the day between the parties and are awaiting a response from Kal Tire. The second mediation session has been postponed as Kal Tire is working on a response to the feedback we provided from the surveys. We anticipate a response soon, and will update you when we do.