About the IAM

 Organizing is the Life Blood of any Union.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 250  has over one hundred years of experience representing workers in British Columbia. In these pages you will find general information regarding the Rights and Protections workers enjoy in BC. There is also specific information regarding the Machinists Union and how we have advanced our Members interests for over a century.

The IAMAW has been representing workers in British Columbia since 1901. Our Union is known for its democratic structure and our dedication to the service of our members. Our Members are involved in every action we take.

Democratic Union: All of District 250’s Business Representatives are elected by the membership at large. The District is governed by delegates from our constituent Locals. With over 80 unionized certifications with their own collective agreement, our Locals cover many different sectors of the economy. We represent a varied cross-section of skilled trades including machine/fab shops. heavy equipment shops, aerospace, commercial transport shops,  automotive dealerships and manufacturing.

  • LL 11:            Machinists and other trades at Avcorp Industries, aircraft parts manufacturer
  • LL456:           Vancouver Island shops: automotive, commercial transport, machine shops
  • LL692:           Fabrication/machine shops, Shipyards, and heavy duty shops such as Finning
  • LL1857:         Automotive and commercial transport shops
  • LL2711:         Modular home and building construction at Moduline Industries

The Machinists Union also represents Air Transport workers, including Air Canada workers. They are represented by IAMAW District 140.

Whether we are bargaining a new Collective Agreement or defending a member from unfair discipline, we of the Machinists Union are there for you .

Service to our Members, other workers and the community at large is our calling. We are passionate believers in Justice and Democracy in the workplace and in our communities.