The IAM has long recognized that the key to a strong union is an active, involved and well-educated membership.
We regularly train local executives and stewards through our provincial councils.
In addition, our state-of-the-art international training centre, just outside of Washington, D.C., provides training for our members andstaff in both English and French. The Winpisinger Centre provides instruction in a wide range of subjects, at no cost to the local beyond the member’s pay for lost time.
We also offer a Labour Studies program where members can earn university level credits to further their own education. Many of our members have received Bachelors and Masters degrees through this progam.
Many Local Union bargaining committees come to the Winpisinger Centre for an individually-designed negotiations preparation course to ensure they are prepared to get the best deal for their members.