History of the IAM

The IAM (International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers) was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1888 and its first Canadian Local Lodge, Local Lodge 103 was formed in 1890 in Stratford, Ontario.

We represent more than 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, auto parts, autobuses, aerospace, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools and appliances. We are the largest airport security screeners union in Canada. The IAM also represents a growing number of workers in the health care and hospitality sectors as well as office, technical and other white collar workers.

For more archival information about the IAM and the IAM in Canada, please visit the Georgia State University archives by clicking the link below:

Archives of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers