The Machinists need your help in their fight against CLAC!

Nearly seven years ago, Finning announced the closure of its CRC facility in Edmonton. As a result, more than 170 workers with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 99 (IAM 99) were laid off. At the same time, Finning opened another shop, OEM Remanufacturing (OEM), and invited CLAC to represent the workers.

After years of effort by Alberta's labour movement, the Alberta Labour Relations Board ruled that IAM 99 had successorship rights to the workers at OEM and revoked CLAC's bargaining certificate. OEM workers will soon get a chance to choose in a runoff vote who represents them - a real union or CLAC.

IAM 99 would like you to join in its campaign to beat CLAC and win the runoff vote.

A big part of IAM 99's drive is a door-knocking campaign aimed at winning over the hearts and minds of OEM workers to ensure they vote for IAM 99 on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. This door-knocking campaign is where you can help your fellow brothers and sisters win the vote over CLAC. IAM 99 will run two door-knocking training sessions on the 19th and 24th of March.

The training session on the March 19th will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and will include lunch. The training session on the March 24th will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and include pizza or subs. Door-knocking will run on March 25th and April 8th and 29th at 9:00 a.m. until about 4 p.m.

All of the above will commence at the IAM 99 Hall (#101, 10471 - 178 Street NW, Edmonton).

Jeff Sloychuk (Manager)
Neil Rudiger (Local Lodge President)
Jason Rockwell (Vice-President)
Mike Brown (Secretary Treasurer)
Kevin Clark (Business Representative)


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