Condolences: Brother Peter Brommer

Union Brother Peter Brommer passed away Sept. 29, 2016.

The Funeral is Oct, 03, 2016  at McGlynn Family Funeral Home in Seaforth ON

Peter was born June ,05, 1938  and was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario  Canada  Oct. 21, 1965. He joined IAM  LL 1863  now LL 1975  at that time. Peter was  a Stock Controller in Fabrication at the plant.

The family  will receive a Bible from the LL 1863 Retiree Club

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Condolences: IAM LL1863 Volvo (LL 1975) Brother Ed Tonks

We had a Union Brother,  Ed Tonks  passed away Sept. 12, 2016.

Ed started Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario and joined the IAM  LL 1863 (now LL 1975)  in April ,5, 1970.

He worked  in the Machine Shop. Ed was born in Nov. 29, 1924 and was 91 years old.  There was a Cremation.  The private family service  took place at Gilchrist Chapel in Guelph Ontario.

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“Make It Fair” campaign

Eric Johnston, member of IAM Local 1975 has been busy in the London, Ontario area working with the Ontario Federation of Labour on the “Make it Fair” campaign. The OFL and other community groups are working together and demanding sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour laws and a $15 minimum wage.  Eric has been actively representing the IAM on that campaign.

Well done brother!

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Condolences: Brother Charles Carmen Knox – LL 1863 Champion/Volvo Graders

We had a IAM LL 1863/1975 Union Brother Charles Carmen Knox pass away June 24, 2016 at 73 years old. Charles was hired at Champion/Volvo and joined the IAM on Feb. 12, 1973. as a Machinist. There will be a grave side service at the Maitland Cemetery June 28, 2016 There will be a bible sent to the family from the LL 1863 Retiree Club.

Charles was on the executive of LL 1863 for many years and on the LL 1863 Hall Board also. Charles took on the presidents job when we started the LL 1863 Retiree Club for a while. Charles took the IAMAW Union very seriously in all the Union positions he held over the years at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich On. Canada

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