Our 712

 

Flotte-FloatThe origin of Bombardier Aerospace employees’ union dates back to the time of the Canadian Vickers. It is on March 5th, 1940 that a group of employees decided to form an association: “Local 712 aircraft Lodge” was created in order to consolidate the thousands of workers in the aircraft industry found in the region of Montreal. It included Canadair, Fairchild Aircraft in Longueuil and Noorduyn Aviation Cartierville. Our union became part of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), which is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor (AFL). The term “Lodge” borrowed from the secret society of Freemasons shows that a time not so long ago, unions had to work underground in order to serve its members.
Today, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers:I.A.M.A.W , represents over 500 000 members strong….click here for Local Lodge 712’s history