Member of the Month

Congratulations to Patrycja Prybylo our member of the month for January! Thank you for your 17 years of dedicated service. Personal support workers like Patrycja shine and inspire us every single day. Having worked with her, I was amazed at her work ethics, her skill at her job and the understanding she showed to all her clients. She is such a great asset to the organization. Patrycja’s hard work, knowledge, loyalty, empathy and commitment to her job is commendable.

In her words “when you love what you do, it brings out the best in you.”

We are so proud to have you as our colleague. Wishing you all the best for the future.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OUR MEMBERS!

The LL1231 Executive Board, Stewards, Grand Lodge representative Ralph Martin and Healthcare Representative Ben Osakue , would like to wish all our members, Season’s greetings and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and dedication. You have served your clients and the community with heart and excellence and have made us all so proud.

Keep up the fantastic job in the New Year 2023!

STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH EDUCATION WORKERS REPRESENTED BY CUPE – A HISTORIC WIN!

Local Lodge 1231 brothers and sisters, showed up in SOLIDARITY at the emergency rally at Queens Park, in support of the Ontario Education Workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

This was in response to the ‘Keep Children in School Act’, preventing a planned strike by Ontario Education Workers represented by CUPE.

In a historic win for Unions, Bill 28 was repealed and the Ontario Education Workers got their demands met and a fair deal.

From Left to Right Heather Johnston – Chief Steward York Region, Rootisha Rampath Sukhu- Organizer District 78, Merry St.Barnard- President LL1231 and Ben Osakue Central Chair and Healthcare Representative District 78 at the Emergency rally at Queens Park

MEMBER OF THE MONTH!

In an attempt to show our appreciation of the hard work of our brothers and sisters of Local Lodge 1231, District 78, working at Spectrum, we are introducing the MEMBER OF THE MONTH.

If you know of an individual working at Spectrum who is worthy of recognition for their outstanding work or abilities, please message me, Sabiha Khan, (Communicator for LL1231) at skhan@iamaw1231.ca with your entry. Please include the individuals full name, phone number or email and the reason why you think they should be showcased.

Entries should be sent in by the 20th of each month. The process of selection will be fair and impartial through drawing of lots. Those employees who have not been selected for the present month will be entered into a draw for the following month.

Looking forward to an enthusiastic and overwhelming response.

LET US LIFT EACH OTHER UP!

EXCITING NEWS ABOUT THE IAM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

September 19, 2022

To All Grand Lodge Representatives, Special Representatives, Grand Lodge Auditors, Organizers, Business Representatives, Airline and Railroad General Chairmen, District Lodge Secretary-Treasurers, Local Lodge Recording Secretaries, State and Provincial Councils and Territorial Education and Communications Representatives, TCU/IAM Executive Council, Carmen Division Officers, National Representatives, Assistant National Representatives and Local Lodge Officers

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

It is with renewed enthusiasm that we are beginning another year for the 1AM Scholarship Competition. Enclosed you will find the 2023 Scholarship Competition Announcement that covers the rules and regulations for IAM members and children of 1AM members. In order to be able to inform members of the opportunities for themselves and their children, lodge officers are urged to read and discuss the announcement thoroughly. Please note that we now have a vocational-technical two-year scholarship available to both children of members as well as members. Also, at the 2004 Grand Lodge convention, the delegates voted unanimously to name one of the scholarships after Roman A. Mayfield, a 55-year member of D.L. 751, now deceased. This will be given to one scholarship recipient who best represents the spirit of volunteerism and the strong sense of service to their community that was a hallmark of Brother Mayfield.

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Special Message from Kim Valliere DL 78, DBR

GOOD OF THE IAM OCTOBER 2022

The 40th Grand lodge Convention held in Las Vegas was a huge success, the delegates passed resolutions and made changes to the constitution to set the course for the future.

There were approximately 153 Canadian delegates who participated, out of 1,053 delegates
A resolution was passed to form a committee on the future, this committee will evaluate where we are today and make recommendations for our future.

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IAM STANDING STRONG – THE 40TH IAM GRAND LODGE CONVENTION WAS KICKED OFF TO A ROUSING START BY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT ROBERT MARTINEZ JR.

International President Robert Martinez Jr’s opening speech at the 40th Grand Lodge Convention in Las Vegas, aroused great enthusiasm and vigour amongst first time delegates of Local Lodge 1231, District 78. As one of the delegates said, “it was a transformative and groundbreaking educational and growth experience.”

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE 2022 HOST COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDING THE WESTERN TERRITORIES FOR MAKING AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE HAPPEN

The tireless work of the host committee members and the Western Territories members was commendable.

“THE MIDDLE CLASS BUILT THIS COUNTRY AND UNIONS BUILT THE MIDDLE CLASS” said President Joe Biden of the USA in his address to IAM delegates.

The President of the United States joined the 2022 Grand Lodge Convention via video. He expressed his sincere gratitude for IAM members and their pivotal role in the U.S economy.

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES – JOE BIDEN

U.S LABOR SECRETARY MARTY WALSH ADDRESSED THE 40TH IAM INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

U.S Secretary of Labor was effusive in his praise of the IAM and their critical role in advancing worker rights. He reminded members of President Joe Biden’s policies which have directly been responsible for improving the lives of working Americans and union members.

US SECRETARY OF LABOR MARTY WALSH ADDRESSES THE 40TH IAM CONVENTION

DELEGATES OF LOCAL LODGE 1231 WITH GENERAL SECRETARY TREASURER DORA CERVANTES

For the first time delegates to the IAM 40th Grand Lodge Convention held in Las Vegas, it was an unforgettable experience. As Secretary-Treasurer of Local Lodge 1231, Liza Thambaiah articulated, “we have learned so much and are excited to take this knowledge back to our members.”

DELEGATES OF LL1231 FROM LEFT TO RIGHT – CHIEF STEWARD YORK REGION HEATHER JOHNSTON, PRESIDENT MERRY ST, BERNARD, SECRETARY TREASURER LIZA THAMBAIAH, RECORDING SECRETARY MARCIA STONE, STEWARD PEEL REGION LYSTRA MOHAMMED, COMMUNICATOR SABIHA KHAN WITH GENERAL SECRETARY TREASURER OF IAMAW DORA CERVANTES

PHOTO GALLERY OF EVENTS

DELEGATES AT THE 40TH IAMAW GRAND LODGE CONVENTION
THE DELEGATES WERE WOWED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS DUO!

The Local Lodge 1231 delegates would like to thank its members, Business Representative Ralph Martin, District 78, organizers, executive board of the IAMAW and all those who made their presence at the 40th Grand Lodge Convention a possibility. They have come back “fired and wired” to share their knowledge with their union family. Together we will improve the lives of our members.

#IAM STANDING STRONG.