With well over 300 members of our community supporting the IAM movement, Rene Beauchamp, President of the IAM 1848, announced at 11:59am on May 02, 2015, “THE IAM 1848 IS OFFICIALLY ON STRIKE”
Men, women, children, politicians and members of other local unions all stood in solidarity.
Everyone enjoyed hotdogs and drinks at our community BBQ and participated in our first official strike since 1971.
Union brothers stood alongside with members of our community, beside local, provincial and federal politicians in the picket line in an unwavering commitment of support.
At 3:22 pm, all supporters marched down Main Street, in a rally to show this company that we all believe in workers rights and we will not back down until we receive what we justly deserve.
All members of the IAM would like to thank everyone who took time out of their day to come support our cause. We are all members of this community and all our invested in it.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience in delays coming to and from work and respecting our picket lines.
We would like to thank Eddie’s Family Foods for supplying the food and drinks for our BBQ.
We would like to thank all other local unions standing beside us on the picket line.
We would like to thank all the politicians who stand up for union rights.
But most important, we want to thank every member of our community who have supplied food, drinks, or donations. The opening of your hearts is overwhelming. At our darkest hour we know we have a community who will always have our backs. Your generosity is unbelievable and will never be forgotten. OUR GAIN IS YOUR GAIN.