Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of unionizing and joining IAM?

The job of our union is to negotiate on your behalf for better wages and benefits through a legal and binding contract. We then enforce that contract and represent you if you encounter day-to-day problems with your employer.

Unionizing with IAM gives you and your co-workers the collective strength to ensure both a decent contract and fair treatment on the job.

Your right to join or form a union is guaranteed by law under the Labour Relations Act.

How do I join IAM?

The process of organizing can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect, and many employers will resist  employee organization efforts.

It’s important to remember that it is your LEGAL RIGHT to join a union.

The first step in unionizing is for 50% of the workers in your facility to sign membership cards. Once a sufficient number of cards are signed, there is usually a vote conducted at your workplace by the Labour Relations Board.

IAM’s Union Organizing Department, with its experienced and motivated staff, will be there every step of the way to successfully lead you through the process.

Use our Contact IAM form to get started.

Will management find out?

Only if you tell them. Joining a union is 100% confidential.

Neither the IAM nor the Labour Board will ever tell your employer if you have signed a membership card.

Contact IAM

Take the next step for a better work life.

Union-Organizers

Speak directly with our union-organizers by email, phone, or text.

Scott Jackson
Union-Organizer
416-579-0854
sjackson@iamaw.org

Roy Bhansingh
Union-Organizer
647-271-6310
rbhansingh@iamdl78.org

IAM Local Lodge 1922

Local Lodge 1922 is a member of IAM District 78 which represents workers across Ontario.

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IAM District 78

557 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario
M9W 6K1

416-225-9003
info@iamdl78.org