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Local Lodge 1120 members in Badanai Motors (Chevrolet) ratify new contract

15 August, 2023 – Aug 15/2023 the membership at Badanai Motors (Chevrolet) in Thunder Bay ratified a renewed 3-year contract with full retroactive pay for wages and pension back to March 1, 2023. Members bargained for, and received an 11% increase for wages and pension over the 3-year life of the contract.

New to the contract was a $250 per year tax-free boot allowance per member. The Negotiating Committee also succeeded in increasing eye care coverage to $600 every two years!

“Additionally, and importantly, members negotiated the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) as a yearly paid floater day,” said Glenn Buchanan, Directing Business Representative for IAM Local Lodge 1120. “This was a very important item for the membership, the community and myself. I negotiated 6 contracts over the summer and made sure everyone received this day.”

The new agreement was accepted with a 75% approval.

Badanai Motors is a full-service automotive dealer with 23 members, including mechanics, body men, shipping and receiving, parts, and general helpers.

Glenn Buchanan
Directing Business Representative & Organizer