|The IAM is seeking these goals through collective
bargaining and through legislation:
Through Collective Bargaining:
Decent and fair wages which not only rise with living costs but allow for increased
purchasing power to provide a higher standard of living.
Equal pay for work of equal value regardless of sex, race, or national origin.
Paid sick leave and life insurance for workers, employer-paid hospital,
medical and dental benifits for workers and thier families.
Union Shop so that everyone who benefits for workers and their
A healthy and safe workplace
Shorter work week with voluntary
overtime. Shift differentials and bonuses for hazardous work.
Job protection through restrictions on subcontracting and protection in
the event of technological change.
Joint apprentice training and
retraining on the job
Vested pensions with optional
Serverance pay and supplemental unemployment benifits to protect against
Price Stablization through full production and honest price competition.
Full Employment by expanding the economy, lowering interest rates.
Tax reform so that every sector of society pays it's fair share. And
end to write offs, deferrals and loopholes for corporations and the wealthy.
Equal opportunities for all.
Universal union security
No-fault auto insurance
Effective enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Laws and uniform standards for workmen's compensation.
Strict Regulations for Cleaner Environment and development of new energy sources.
A foreign trade program to discourage Candian manufurers from moving plants
overseas and establishment of international labour standards.