IAM LL 1863/1975 Union Brother Reginald Earl Dick passed away May 31, 2016 . He was in his 72nd year. Reginald was hired at Champion /Volvo Motor Graders and joined the IAM on Dec. 10, 1984 as a fitter. Reg’s funeral was held at St. James Catholic Church in Seaforth on Sat. June 4, 2016. There will be a Bible sent to the family from the LL 1863 Retiree Club.
From the LL 1863 Retiree Club there was the president John Stadelmann & wife Sharon and
past president John White & wife Barbara went to a District 78 Retiree club meeting on
May 9,2016 . It was mainly to let District 78 get to meet the LL 1863 Retiree Clubs new
President John Stadelmann. We were given a very nice lunch there and a good meet and great.
It was a District 78 ,club election day ,but it was nice to see the new elected officers. Very nice visit.
By John White
On March 9, 2016, President John White (left) welcomed John Stadelmann as the new President of the Local Lodge 1863 Retirees club.
After more than 10 years as President, John was proud to swear in, and pass the gavel to incoming President John Stadelmann.
We wish both John White and John Stadelmann all the best for the future.
Good Jobs. Better Lives. Unions stand up for Fairness!
*LL 1975 Union Meeting*
There will be a regular meeting Monday, March 14th, 2016 at the Back Alley Bar & Grill (formerly the Labour Center).
Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm.
The Collective Agreement states that the Canada Day (July 1st) public/statutory holiday will TBA (to be determined). The company has tentatively determined this to be observed on Monday, July 4th.
There will be some discussion on this. We invite all members to come out and partake in this discussion. Remember – YOU ARE THE UNION.
IAM Local 1975 recently elected a new executive for a three year term. Pictured above are Jennifer Wise, Joe Magdic, Ray Wise, Craig Mansell, Dave Bowden, Brenda Bell, Ken Atterbury and Orio Ortins. Absent Brad Ferries.
IAM Local 1975 represents workers at GKN Sinter in St Thomas, Ludachris Hats in Mount Forest and Anago Resources in London.
Good Jobs. Better Lives. Unions stand up for Fairness!.
There will be a regular meeting Monday, January 11thth, 2016 at the Back Alley Bar & Grill (formerly the Labour Centre).
Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. We invite all members to come out.
Brenda Bell .
We had a Union Brother Gordon Elmer Johnston pass away Dec.30, 2015. Gordon was Hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Grader and Joined the IAM LL 1863 now LL. 1975 in April 27, 1970. and Retired July 29, 1988. Gord worked in Fabrication at the plant. Cremation has taken place and there will be a Celebration of Life in the spring. His Family will be receiving a Bible from LL. 1863 Retiree Club.
Union Brother James Harold (Jim) Ryan passed away Suddenly at his residence, on Sunday November 1, 2015, in his 69th year. Beloved husband of 45 years to Diane (Fraser) Ryan.
He worked at Champion/Volvo and was a member of IAM&AW LL 1863, now LL 1975.