CONTROL OF YOUR WORKING CONDITIONS
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THE I.A.M. IS HERE TO HELP YOU!!!!!!
International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers
19005-94th Avenue Surrey, B.C. Tel:
TOLL FREE 866 513 3853
If you are interested in joining Local 1857 or any
other lodge of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace
Workers please contact our office.
The phone number is 604- 513-3883. Our Business
Representatives and office staff, will be
happy to explain the many advantages of union membership and how
about getting your workplace organized.
comes to the process of becoming organized, many
workers do not know what is involved, what their
rights are, or even how to get started. These
ten steps are not offered as a final or
exhaustive list of how the process works, but as
a brief guide on how to get organized.
Prospective members should be aware that their
right to Union representation is guaranteed
under the law, and that it is illegal for a
Company to take action against an employee for
seeking to form a Union or become organized.
Steps of the Certification Process are as
Initial contact with the Union results in a
meeting between the employees seeking
certification and the Union's
Employees sign Application For Membership
cards. Please note that all Applications for
Membership are treated in the strictest
confidence - your employer will never see
these cards! Further, the Union always
seeks sufficient membership cards for
certification (minimum 55%), in order for a
The Machinists Union applies to the Labour
board for certification.
hearing is held at the Labour Board, where
your Union will appear on your behalf.
Assuming no valid objections are raised, the
Labour Board will hold a vote for
certification of a Union.
The Union holds meetings with the employees
to get proposals/demands for collective
Election of your Shop Steward and
negotiating committee representative(s).
Collective Bargaining sessions are held
between the Company and the Union.
Settlement of your Collective Agreement is
always subject to ratification by majority
vote of the employees in the Bargaining
Only upon ratification of a collective
agreement does the Machinists Union begin
collecting dues from its new members.
information on how to join the IAM, contact
Organizer Al Cyr at the address show above, or
drop us a line via email.
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