Author Archives: Craig Mansell

Obituary – Brother Mike Gallant

Union Brother, Mike Gallant, passed away August 2017. Mike was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a welder October 15, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). His passing … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Don James Saunders

Union Brother, Donald James Saunders, passed away August 4, 2017. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a welder January 21, 1974, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Clarence Shephard (Joe) Govier

 Union Brother, Clarence Shephard (“Joe”) Govier, passed away August 3, 2017. Joe was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a machinist November 14, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Archie Leopold Watt

Union Brother Archie Leopold Watt passed away June 5, 2017, in his 91st. year. Archie was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, ON, Canada, as a fitter, March 12, 1973, at that time becoming a member of IAM&AW LL … Continue reading

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June LL 1975 Meeting

LL 1975 Union Meeting The will be a regular meeting Monday, June 12th, 2017 at the Back Alley Bar & Grill (formerly the Labour Center). This will be the last meeting until September as the lodge recesses for the months … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Don Johnston

Union Brother, Donald Johnston, passed away April 12, 2017, in his 67th year. Don was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich ON, Canada, and joined IAM&AW LL 1863 (now LL 1975). in the 1960s. Don held the Union President’s … Continue reading

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GVP Stan Pickthall COS Gord Falconer visit GKN Sinter Metals St.Thomas

!AMAW LL 1975 members had a visit from the Canadian Office to the GKN Sinter Metals facility in St.Thomas, Ontario. GVP Stan Pickthall, COS Gord Falconer and DBR Derek Ferguson met with some of the membership on April 19th during … Continue reading

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Condolences Brother Tigert

Union Brother John (“Jack”) Tigert  passed away April 12, 2017, in his 90th year.   Jack was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich ON, Canada, as a Stock Controller, May 22, 1962, at that time becoming a member of … Continue reading

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LL 1975 April Meeting

LL 1975 Union Meeting The will be a regular meeting Monday, April 10th, 2017 at the Back Alley Bar & Grill (formerly the Labour Center). Executive meeting starts at 7:00pm with the general membership meeting at 7:30pm. Nominations will be … Continue reading

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2017 GKN Negotiation Committee

IAM District 78 Directing Business Representative, Derek Ferguson reports that IAM Local 1975 members employed at GKN Sinter Metals in St. Thomas ratified a new three year agreement last week in both the Hourly and Salary Bargaining Units. In addition … Continue reading

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