The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1888 and by 1890 had organized its first Canadian shop: Local Lodge 103 in Stratford, Ontario.
Today, the IAM represents more than 40,000 Canadian workers in air transport and a wide range of manufacturing including aircraft, auto parts, autobuses, aerospace, electronics, light and heavy machinery, tools, and appliances. They are the largest airport security screeners union in Canada. The union also represents a growing number of workers in the health care and hospitality sectors as well as office, technical, and other white collar workers.
The items in this collection represent the work of IAM members across Canada and their contributions to the labor movement.
Unless otherwise noted, copyright to items in this collection is owned by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Images may be used for scholarship, educational, and personal use. Additional uses will require permission of the rights holder.