ABOUT L.L. 1542

 What We’re All About!

We are the IAM Local Lode 1542 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (also known as The Machinists Union; IAM; or IAMAW). As a union of working machinists, we work to protest and advance the economic, social, and political interest of working families. Local Lodge 1542 represents employees of Arnprior Aerospace Inc and Hypernetics (a division of Plaintree Systems). We are proud of the work we do on the job and in the community!


Union Executive Committee

The Union Executive Committee is responsible for the day-to-day financial decisions of the Union, overseeing campaigns, mobilizing members, defending members and preserving the rights of the Union and it’s members in the workplace. Union Executive Committee members are elected every three years.

President: Lorne Rueckwald

Vice President: Lance Lalonde

Secretary-Treasurer: June McLaren

Recording Secretary: Lisa Lalonde

Shop Stewards (AAI)

Shop stewards are your direct support to address concerns of the members and answer questions. Shop stewards are elected every two years.

Senior Production and Manufacturing Steward: Tom Lowe

Senior Office and Technical Steward: Lorne Rueckwald

Production and Manufacturing Stewards: Lance Lalonde, Jamey VanSickle, Clancy Mulvihill

Office and Technical Steward: Fred Proulx

Shop Stewards (Hypernetics)

Shop stewards are your direct support to address concerns of the members and answer questions. Shop stewards are elected every two years.

Shop Steward: Cathy McGregor

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Joint Health and Safety Committee (AAI)

The Joint Health and Safety Committee assists in ensuring a safe workplace for all employees. The Committee is an advisory body that helps to stimulate and raise awareness of health and safety concerns in the workplace, recognizes and identifies workplaces risks and develops recommendations for the employer to address these risks.

Co Chairperson: Lorne Rueckwald

Union Members: Lisa Lalonde, Tom Lowe, Rod Ellis

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Return to Work/Accommodation Laws

Representatives: Lorne Rueckwald, Lisa Lalone, Tom Lowe

Trustee, Auditor and Communicators

Trustee: Bev Forgie

Auditor: Debbie Bennett

Communicators: Vacant

Interested in joining a committee or having a more active role in the Union? Contact your Union Executive Committee!