Unions help many working men and women make it to the middle class.
It’s no coincidence that when union membership declines, so do living wage jobs.
That’s why organizing is a top priority in the IAM. Organizing brings the benefits of union membership to more working families.
Organizing benefits current members too! More union members means greater clout at the bargaining table and in our legislative halls.
If you need a union, you came to the right place!
The IAM’s mission is “Justice on the Job and Service to the Community”.
Justice on the Job starts with organizing a union. The IAM Organizing Department can help you in many ways.
We have experienced and motivated organizers to lead you through your campaign. These people work very
hard to maintain our winning record.
All contacts are treated as strictly confidential, with no obligation.
The Legal Right to Join a Union
It’s your right to join the union. The law protects you and so will the IAM!
“Every person is free to join a trade union of his (or her) own choice and to participate in its lawful activities…” Canadian Labour Law
“… no employer of employees in the unit shall alter the rates of pay or any other term or condition of employment or any right or privilege of such employees…” Canadian Labour Law
SECRECY – In every jurisdiction in Canada, the law guards the secrecy of your signature on a union membership card just as it guards the sanctity and secrecy of the polling booth at election time. Joining a union is your democratic right and NO ONE but you and the union organizer knows whether you signed a card or not.
NO REPRISALS – Once the majority of you have decided you want the union, the employer is not permitted (by law) to withdraw any of the existing benefits or change working conditions (wages, hours of work, etc.) unless you and your union first agree to it.