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Obituary – William Robert Rodger

Union Brother William Robert Rodger passed away September 16, 2018, in his 86th year. William was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario, Canada, December 7, 1970 in the Finished Products Dept. and at that time became a member … Continue reading

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*** ATTENTION *** Local Meeting Date Change

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next 1975 local lodge meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. The general meeting will commence at 7:30pm.

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Obituary – Brother Karl Sartori

Union Brother Karl Sartori passed away September 7, 2018, in his 91st year. Karl was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, May 16, 1966, in the Machine Shop and at that time became a member of IAM&AW … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brother Kenneth John Murch

Union Brother Kenneth John Murch passed away August 21, 2018, in his 72nd year. Ken was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, May 04, 1970, and at that time became a member of IAM&AW LL 1863 (now … Continue reading

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Obituary – Howie Gottschalk

Local 1975 is sad to announce the passing of another Union Brother. Howie Gottschalk, passed away July 2, 2018 at the age of 68, after a short but courageous fight with cancer. Howie was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in … Continue reading

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Goderich Salt Mine Strike Continues

In a demonstration of solidarity IAMAW LL 1863 Retirees Club, stood beside UNIFOR Local 16-O on the picket line with striking workers at the Goderich Salt Mine. These union Brothers and Sisters have been on strike against Compass Minerals since … Continue reading

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Obituary – Brian James Brindley

The Brothers and Sisters of Local Lodge 1975 would like to send their condolences to the family of Union Brother Brian James Brindley. Brian passed away this past July 1, 2018, in his 68th year of life. Brian was hired … Continue reading

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Retirees Club Visit to Cowbell Brewery and Model A Ford Collection

On May 1st, 2018, a party of members and spouses of Local 1863 Retirees Club visited the newly opened craft brewery, Cowbell Brewing Company, in the village of Blyth, ON. Following an extensive tour of the brewery and lunch, the … Continue reading

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Who is going to support your family this coming June 7???

Quick look at the Ontario NDP platform.

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Reminder to remain safe in the workplace!

Quick reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility.

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