Author Archives: Eric Johnston

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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OFL statement on the Toronto van attack

April 26, 2018   The Ontario Federation of Labour maintains office hours Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Ontario Federation of Labour joins with our affiliates, the working … Continue reading

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Canada’s unions call for better protections against workplace violence and harassment

This National Day of Mourning, Canada’s unions are calling on the federal government to do more to address workplace violence and harassment. Every April 28, Canada’s unions join workers and their families to mourn those who have been injured or … Continue reading

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Local 1975 Engaging in social media

Brothers and Sisters, I attended website training to increase OUR members’ engagement with social media and the Union. Brothers Terry Rennette from (LL 2922 in North Bay), Rick Moriarty (LL 103, Cambridge), Bobby Manevaski (LL 2113 in Markham), and I … Continue reading

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