Local, National, International

international-gifting-imageWe’re a union of more than 40,000 working women and men in Canada. The IAM represents more than 400,000 active and retired members throughout North America. We have a record of grievance representation that is second to none. Our success in negotiating the best in wages, benefits, job security, health and safety protection on the job, and employment equity can be seen in more than 6,000 Collective Agreements with thousands of employers across North America.

In Canada, we represent hundreds of different worksites. We have both small local bargaining units and national bargaining units that negotiate for and service members across the country.

Though we started out more than 130 years ago, we are now a modern, diverse and flexible union representing workers in virtually every sector – government, public and private, professional, clerical, technical, manufacturing and skilled trades. We are widely respected and known for the excellent service we provide our membership.

Machinists pose outside the Roundhouse in Stratford in the 1890's.

IAM members pose outside the Roundhouse in Stratford in the 1890’s.

We are the largest aerospace union in Canada, but we also have members who work just about everywhere, from nursing homes to environmental organizations to manufacturing.

We’re a democratic union with a strong tradition of local autonomy. The leadership at the national, district and local level is elected by the membership, and the membership runs the union. Our constitution is written by elected local delegates at our quadrennial Conventions.