Union Brother Peter Brommer passed away Sept. 29, 2016.
The Funeral is Oct, 03, 2016 at McGlynn Family Funeral Home in Seaforth ON
Peter was born June ,05, 1938 and was hired at Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario Canada Oct. 21, 1965. He joined IAM LL 1863 now LL 1975 at that time. Peter was a Stock Controller in Fabrication at the plant.
The family will receive a Bible from the LL 1863 Retiree Club
We had a Union Brother, Ed Tonks passed away Sept. 12, 2016.
Ed started Champion/Volvo Motor Graders in Goderich Ontario and joined the IAM LL 1863 (now LL 1975) in April ,5, 1970.
He worked in the Machine Shop. Ed was born in Nov. 29, 1924 and was 91 years old. There was a Cremation. The private family service took place at Gilchrist Chapel in Guelph Ontario.
Eric Johnston, member of IAM Local 1975 has been busy in the London, Ontario area working with the Ontario Federation of Labour on the “Make it Fair” campaign. The OFL and other community groups are working together and demanding sweeping changes to Ontario’s labour laws and a $15 minimum wage. Eric has been actively representing the IAM on that campaign.
Well done brother!
Vancouver, BC – IAM International President Robert Martinez announced today that Stan Pickthall has been appointed to succeed Dave Ritchie as Canadian General Vice President, to become the senior IAM officer in Canada, effective May 1, 2016. The announcement was made at the general meeting of IAM District Lodge 250.
From left to right: IAM HQ GVP Ricky Wallace, International President Robert Martinez, DL 250 Secretary Treasurer Cordell Draayers , IAM Canadian GVP Dave Ritchie, IAM DL 250 President Bill McPherson, incoming IAM Canadian GVP Stan Pickthall, DL 250 DBR Walter Gerlach. In the foreground is a clock presented to Dave Ritchie by IAM District Lodge 250 on his retirement after 20 years as the senior IAM official in Canada.
Ritchie, who served the IAM for 38 years, the last 20 as Canadian General Vice President, is a 42-year member of the IAM.
“Dave Ritchie is what trade unionism is all about,” said Martinez. “You always knew where you stood with Dave.” Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
There was 17 from LL 1863 Retiree Club went on a Ojibwa Submarine tour Sept. 17, 2015 . in Port Burwell. It was to be a 3 Hr. of the greater Depth tour . It turned out to be a 4 Hr. tour and we had every bit of the ship explained to us and we could spend as much time in each area as what took to have questions asked and answered . We got a lot of story’s of what went on when the ship was in service. Our guides all had served time on this ship. Everyone was quit enthused with this tour.