Ironworkers Local 97 enter agreement with CLAC

The following is a message from International Vice President Bill Daniels regarding an agreement between the Ironworkers Local 97 and CLAC. As Local 213’s Business Manager, and as Vice President of the BC Building Trades rest assured that we are monitoring this situation and will be taking appropriate actions.

Adam Van Steinburg
Business Manager & Financial Secretary


Please be advised that it has recently been brought to my attention that Local 97 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers(IW) in British Columbia have entered into an agreement with the Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC). Immediately upon becoming aware of this troubling situation I contacted the Canadian Director of the Building Trades Bob Blakely and have learned that a conference call has been scheduled with the Canadian Executive Board of the Building Trades, of which I am a member to discuss necessary steps moving forward. The British Columbia Building Trades held an emergency meeting yesterday, September 6, 2017, and have voted to censure Local 97. I will keep you apprised of any developments in this situation as I become aware of them.

In solidarity,

Bill Daniels
International Vice President